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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

Experts Corner:

Growth in Construction Sector Spurs M&A
The construction products industry is fragmented, making it ripe for consolidation, explains Ridgemont Equity Partners’ Rob Edwards

The Buyside

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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Gregg Blake

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In the news: Corporations Conduct More M&A as Confidence in Economy Grows



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Bregal Sagemount Upsized Fund to $650M to Provide Debt

The New York private equity firm will now be able to provide credit options to companies, says managing partner Gene Yoon

Private Equity Perspective: Our Videos Bring You Face to Face with Dealmakers

Watch interviews with Bertram Capital Managementís Michelle Chao and others from ACG LA, M&A East and Midwest ACG Capital Connection

Blackstone Grabs Philadelphia Financial Group as Financial Services Sector Consolidates

Recent financial services deals have also come from Ares and North Street Global

L.B. Foster Buys Balfour Beatty Railway Unit

The deal gives the buyer more track-lubrication products and an increased presence in Europe

Warburg Pincus Invests $92M in Drug Ingredient Maker Laurus Labs

The investment follows pharmaceutical deals from Capicor and OnCore Biopharma

Snow Phipps Closes Deal for PE-Backed Teasdale Foods

The transaction follows better-for-you food deals by Chaucer Food and Centre Partners

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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Madison Square Garden Mulls Plan to Split Into 2 Companies

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Regal Entertainment Shares Jump as Cinema Chain Considers Sale

A sale would mark the biggest deal yet in an industry thatís been consolidating for years

Turnaround Tuesday: Troubled Digital Marketing Group Viggle Raises Cash

The company has made several acquisitions, including Choose Digital in June

Chaucer Food Invests in Crunchies, Adding to Health-Food M&A

The deal follows better-for-you snack purchases by Centre Partners and Atlantic Natural Foods

Distressed Company Watch List

See which companies have recently indicated doubt about continuing as going concerns in SEC filings, including Lucid Inc. and New Media

Leica Biosystems Adds GTCR-Backed Devicor Medical Products

GTCR built the company after taking over the Mammotome brand breast-care business from Johnson & Johnson in 2010

People Moves of the Week: PwC, Snell & Wilmer, Kreller Group

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