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Scrutiny of Nutritional Supplements May Scare Off Dealmakers
As GNC, Target, Walgreens and Walmart pull Echinacea, Ginseng and St. John's Wort off their shelves following tests showing many ingredients didn't match product labels, dealmakers may shy away from the sector

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Investors Flow Into Oil & Gas
NGP Energy Capital Management and Five Point Capital Partners have raised recent energy funds

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Venable, Greenbriar Equity, Barnes & Thornburg
Venable hires advisers from Baker & McKenzie; Greenbriar taps new managing director; Barnes & Thornburg names David Cornwell, a go-to lawyer for athletes, a partner

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PayPal Steps Up Mobile Wallet Game with Paydiant Acquisition

The Paydiant acquistion comes 14 months after PayPal's deal for Braintree, which owns mobile payment company Venmo

Cressey Invests in Dental Services Group

The acquisition comes as dentist and physician groups continue to merge

People Moves of the Week: Venable, Greenbriar Equity, Barnes & Thornburg

Venable hires two advisers from Baker & McKenzie; Greenbriar taps new managing director; Barnes & Thornburg names David Cornwell, a go-to lawyer for athletes, a partner

Boston Scientific Buys Endo Men’s Health Unit for $1.6B

The portfolio includes products for treating urologic conditions, including benign prostatic hyperplasia, male stress urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction

Recruiter Korn Ferry Closes Pivot Leadership Acquisition

The transaction follows Thoma Bravo-backed Deltek's deal for HRsmart

NXP Buying Freescale Turns Semiconductor Challengers Into Giant

The deal is the biggest in almost nine years for the chip industry, since the last time Freescale was acquired

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Thoma Bravo and other PE firms and strategic buyers are snatching up cloud services in our March cover story

The Weekly Wrap: Stifel, Catamaran, Deltek

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See which company has recently hit the auction block, including Cushman & Wakefield and Atkins

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See which private equity firms have been raising capital, including Abraaj, BlackRock and SFW Capital

WeddingWire Ties the Knot with European Rival

The purchase of Wedding Planning allows the buyer to enter Europe and Latin America

Barnes & Noble Will Spin Off Its College-Bookstore Business

The split comes six years after the retailer purchased the division from company founder Len Riggio for $514M

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