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Wrap Up

M&A Rose in Q3
The first three quarters of the year delivered the highest middle-market deal value for the period in five years


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Tax-Inversion Deals Increase Despite Criticism
Canada's 26.5 percent corporate tax rate is luring Burger King to ditch Miami headquarters

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Breaking Away:
Younger Private Equity Partners Spin Out

Blue Sea Capital, Lariat Partners, ParkerGale Capital and Shore Capital Partners rank among the new firms

Chicago’s 2014 Midwest ACG Capital Connection Expands

Speakers include: Thoma Bravo founder Carl Thoma, Fairview Capital founder JoAnn Price and Gold Standard Enterprises CEO Michael Binstein

Latest PE Fundraising Efforts

See which private equity firms have been raising capital, including Diamond Castle Partners and Square Mile Partners

3 Companies for Sale

See which companies have recently hit the auction block, including Sears Hometown & Outlet and NutriSystem

The Weekly Wrap: Savor Coffee, Z Gallerie, Spectrio

American Diversified Holdings set out to buy Savor Coffee; Brentwood Associates acquires home furnishing company Z Gallerie; Riverside picks up Spectrio

Altamont Invests in Legacy ER & Urgent Care

The deal is the San Francisco firm's latest foray in the health services space

Mid-Market Pulse
Mergers & Acquisitions introduces the Mid-Market Pulse (MMP), a valuable new index for middle-market dealmakers. Sponsored by McGladrey, the MMP is a predictive barometer that measures sentiment about future dealmaking activity in the overall market as well as in specific industries. The MMP is derived from monthly surveys of approximately 250 executives at private equity firms, investment banks, lending institutions and advisory firms in accounting, law and consulting.
The sector is still expanding, but expectations aren’t as high as earlier in the year
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H-D Continues Expansion with Crown Precision Machining

The deal follows H-D's purchase of Sungear in June

Apollo-backed Chuck E. Cheese Picks Up Peter Piper Pizza

The announcement comes during an upswing in restaurant M&A

New York Attorney Joe Tacopina Leads Takeover of Soccer’s Bologna

The transaction marks the second takeover of an Italian soccer club by North American investors since 2011

Chesapeake Inks Biggest Shale Divestment

The Oklahoma City-based energy explorer has already sold more than $3B in assets in 2014 as part of an effort to unwind deals done by former CEO Aubrey McClendon

Experts Corner: Growth in Construction Sector Spurs M&A in Building Products

The construction products industry is regional and fragmented, making it ripe for consolidation, explains Ridgemont Equity Partners’ Rob Edwards

Archroma Continues to Amass Textile Assets

By acquiring assets from BASF, the SK Capital-backed company hopes to fend against growing competition in Asia

AbbVie’s Cold Feet on Purchase of Shire Shows Some Are Too Late to Forge Tax-Inversion Deals

New rules from the U.S. Treasury Department prompted Auxilium Pharmaceuticals to cancel plans to buy Canada’s QLT and agree to be bought by Endo International

PE-Backed AssuredPartners Acquires Casualty Assurance

The GTCR portfolio company recently picked up Hukill Hazlett Harrington Agency, becoming one of the more active consolidations of the insurance industry

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