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First Half of 2014 Best for M&A in 3 Years
Positive predictions for 2014 are coming true, with the first six months of the year generating more deals than the same periods in 2012 and 2013

People Moves of the Week

BTIG, D.A. Davidson, KeyBanc
BTIG taps two former Lazard execs; D.A. Davidson launches real estate team; KeyBanc drafts Anne-Marie Peterson to the firm's leveraged finance team

REAL ESTATE

BET Founder Continues Picking Up Hotels
RLJ Lodging, founded by Robert L. Johnson, recently paid about $50M for an Atlanta Hyatt

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See which private equity firms have been raising capital, including Guardian Capital Partners and Bison Capital Partners

Colorado-based Buzznbrewz Gets Sold to Solanbridge

The deal comes just months after Colorado began allowing the sale of recreational marijuana

Markel Makes Majority Investment in Car Hauler

Cottrell Inc. marks the first investment for the holding company since Eagle Construction

Obama Says Tax Law Needs to Stop “Corporate Deserters”

About 41 U.S. companies have switched their addresses to low-tax nations such as Ireland since 1982, often through buying a smaller company

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Ex-Carlyle Distressed Heads Said to Seek $1 Billion for Own Fund

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