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2014 Best Year for Middle-Market M&A Since 2007
Dealmakers predict 2015 will prove even better

Strategic Buyers

The Top 15 Middle-Market M&A Stories of 2014
The M&A Mid-Market Awards, the lower middle market, Vera Bradley’s growth story and five technologies driving health care deals were among the most popular transaction topics

People Moves of the Week

Clarus Ventures, Riverside Partners, Siedman & Bancroft
Clarus calls up new managing director; Riverside announces several promotions; Siedman & Bancroft hires associate Maria Garrett

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Investors Flow Into Oil & Gas Space

Low oil prices don't work in favor of drilling companies, but they do help investors looking to acquire oil and gas businesses before prices pick up

Turnaround Tuesday: Still Troubled, Viggle Gets Another $2M Loan from CEO

Chief executive Robert Sillerman loaned the digital marketing company $2M in December, too

Lattice Expands Semiconductor Business with $600M Silicon Deal

Jefferies committed $350M in financing for the transaction

Distressed Company Watch List

See which companies have recently indicated doubt about continuing as going concerns in SEC filings, including Pacific Gold and TherapeuticsMD

As Vehicle-Related M&A Continues, Bain Buys TI Automotive

Recent car-services transactions include Carlyle's deal for AxleTech and PPG's purchase of Revocoat

Huron Consulting Adds to Health Care Services With $325M Studer Acquisition

The transaction comes as health care providers face pressure to improve quality of care and reduce costs

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.
Cloud computing, data analytics, mobile devices and e-commerce are among the advance¬ments fueling tech M&A
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Health Care Comes Home

Companies that provide health care services in the patient's home have become attractive acquisition targets, says James Clark, managing director at Harris Williams

As East-Coast Blizzard Looms, AccuWeather Acquires WeatherBank

AccuWeather picked up Sky Motion Research in 2013

Energy Transfer to Buy Regency Energy in $18B Deal

The deal is the latest attempt to simplify the often complex structures of pipeline companies

Cigna Acquires Health Services Provider QualCare Alliance

The two businesses will provide plan administration, analytics and other services to hospital systems

People Moves of the Week: Clarus Ventures, Riverside Partners, Siedman & Bancroft

Clarus calls up new managing director; Riverside announces several promotions; Siedman & Bancroft hires associate Maria Garrett

Post to Buy Mom Brands to Add Bagged, Hot Breakfast Cereals

Buying Mom Brands will solidify Post’s position as the third-biggest maker of ready-to-eat cereals

Yukon Teams with Revelstoke to Back Encore Rehab

The deal comes as similar programs, including Crossroads Holding, Althetico Physical Therapy and Accelerated Rehabilitation, attract investors

Axis to Merge With PartnerRe to Create $11B Reinsurer

The new company will be among the world’s five largest reinsurers

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Dealmakers predict 2015 will prove even better