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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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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

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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Following IPO, Fifth Street Plans to Expand Business Lines, Open Tokyo Office

FSAM went public with an amended offering on Oct. 30

Merck Pays $110M for Cancer Drug Group OncoEthix

The deal follows cancer treatment M&A from Genentech and Celsion

Mozido Adds Big Piece to Its Mobile-Pay Puzzle with CorFire Purchase

In addition to Dunkin' Brands, Atlanta-based CorFire also provides mobile payment technology to Dairy Queen and various other retailers' mobile payment apps

Exos Expands Fitness Offerings with MediFit Buy

Recent fitness deals have come from Running Specialty Group and Silver Oak Services Partners

As Middle-Market M&A Thrives, 15 Trends to Track in 2015

Specialized PE firms, corporate spinoffs and innovations in sourcing will shape dealmaking in the months to come

Strategic Buyers Will Shed Non-Core Assets

With EBay reportedly selling PayPal and Hewlett-Packard discussing plans to spin off segments, the list of potential targets in 2015 is promising

PE Firms Will Become More Specialized

“Focused funds perform better than generalist funds, and investors are following the data,” says ParkerGale Capital co-founder Devin Mathews

More PE Pros Will Focus On Deal Sourcing

To keep pace with the plethora of targets available, more PE firms will implement dedicated deal sourcing, says Rich Prestegaard of High Road Capital Partners

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