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People Moves of the Week

Haynes and Boone, K&L Gates, Squire Patton Boggs
Haynes and Boone hires IP specialist; K&L adds former LipoScience VP; Squire Patton Boggs enlists David Schnittger, deputy chief of staff to U.S. House Speaker John Boehner


November Deal Tally Keeps 2014 M&A on Track to Beat Recent Years
Despite a seasonal pause in November dealmaking, 2014 is still shaping up to be one of the best years for middle-market dealmaking since the recession

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10 Issues that Medical Device Buyers Should Consider
Thinking about IP, physician involvement and other technical issues will help buyers avoid post-closing problems

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In the news: People Moves of the Week: Venable, DLA Piper, Silicon Valley Bank



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Diversis Takes Over Blue Software for Matthews International

The sale of Blue coincides with current trends facing strategic buyers opting to shed non-core assets

American Apparel Board Confirms It Received Buyer Interest

The takeover interest and board shake-up show that the retail company hasnít yet emerged from the upheaval surrounding its split with founder Dov Charney

George Engelke Remembered for Strong Will, Bold Streak

The late former CEO of Astoria Financial inked several acquisitions, including the purchase of North Fork Bancorp, which doubled Astoria's asset size

Onicon Grabs Greyline Instruments

The deal underscores what M&A pros are calling a robust manufacturing sector

People Moves of the Week: Watermill Group, First Reserve, Pamlico Capital

Watermill announces three new hires; First Reserve names two new managing directors; Pamlico promotes both Eric Wilkins and Stuart Christhilf

Caesars Plans to Merge With Affiliate to Support Restructuring

The combined company will continue to be controlled by affiliates of Apollo Global Management LLC and TPG Capital

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.
Dealmakers gave the financial services sector the highest score among the six fast-growth industries measured by Mergers & Acquisitions' Mid-Market Pulse
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Buyer Beware: Environmental Liabilities

The cost of remedial alternatives must be developed as part of the due diligence process, say Berkeley Research Groupís Neil Shifrin and Terence Rodgers

PE Fundraising May Have Peaked

The largest LPs are moving toward separate account models, says Probitas Partners' Kelly DePonte

The Weekly Wrap: Fedex, Coeur Mining, US Healthworks

Fedex buys Genco; Coeur Mining picks up Paramount Gold; US Healthworks acquires Acute Care Express

5 Companies for Sale

See which companies have recently hit the auction block, including Jefferies' commodities group and MCW Fuels

Latest PE Fundraising Efforts

See which private equity firms have been raising capital, including Blackstone, HGGC and Cressey & Co.

PPG to Buy Revocoat from Axson Group

The coatings company has also acquired Consorcio Comex, MasterWork and Homax Group

GI Partners Adds to Health Care Tech M&A with Logibec Deal

The buyer closed a $2B fund in April

Riverside Continues M&A Streak, Invests in Brookson

The investment in the business services group follows a deal for Alcohol Monitoring Systems announced earlier in December

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