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M&A Dips in August, but 2014 is Still Beating 2012 and 2013
Despite a summer slowdown, the first eight months of 2014 produced more completed deals than the same period in the previous two years

Finance Finesse

Lenders Line Up Loan Options
More private equity firms are opting for less-traditional yield products as lenders get creative, says NXT Capital's Heath Fuller

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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October Country: Inside the Current Issue of Mergers & Acquisitions

Manufacturing plays a crucial role in M&A today; networking opportunities abound with M&A East, EuroGrowth 2014 and Midwest ACG Capital Connection; tax-inversion deals gain ground

Cowen Launches New Direct Lending Unit

Cowen Group will invest $125M initially to support Cowen Finance

Encana Buys Athlon Energy for $7.1 Billion in Shift from Gas to Oil

The buyer ranks as Canada’s second-largest natural gas producer, behind Canadian Natural Resources

Esterline Pays $190M for Barco's Aerospace Defense Unit

TriMas and Valence Technologies have also made aerospace acquisitions recently

GI Partners Buys PE-Backed Kellermeyer Bergensons

The maintenance group is being sold by PE firm Kohlberg & Co.

People Moves of the Week: Angelo Gordon, FFL, Manatt Phelps & Phillips

Angelo Gordon hires former Madison Capital vets; FFL taps former Mattel chief; Manatt Phelps & Phillips enlists Peg McGlinch as managing director

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.
Health care is expected to continue expanding more than overall M&A and other sectors
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JAB Pays $374M to Take Einstein Bros. Bagels Private

Merchant bank BDT Capital is making a minority investment in the deal

Tibco Software to Be Bought by Vista Equity for $4.3B

The software maker had been pitching its business to potential buyers including private-equity firms earlier this month. Pictured: Tibco CEO Vivek Ranadive

Former Madison Capital Execs Trevor Clark and Chris Williams Join Angelo Gordon to Launch Direct Lending Group

Clark Served as CEO of Madison Capital When It Won Mergers & Acquisitions’ Lender of the Year Award for 2012

October Provides Plethora of Networking Opportunities

Dealmakers gear up for M&A East in Philadelphia, EuroGrowth 2014 in London and the Midwest ACG Capital Connection in Chicago

Guggenheim Securities Buys Lazard Capital Markets London Operations

The deal follows advisory acquisitions by Lucia Capital Group and CohnReznick

9 Companies for Sale

See which companies have recently hit the auction block, including Flippin-Fishing, Simpson Lumber and the Trump Plaza Hotel Casino

The Weekly Wrap: Symphony Technology; TriMas; LabCorp

Symphony Technology Group buys McGraw Hill Construction; TriMas acquires Allfast; LabCorp purchases LipoScience

Latest PE Fundraising Efforts

See which private equity firms have been raising capital, including Blackrock, Brookside Investment and HIG

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