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LFM Backs Machine Parts Supplier Vektek

Follows related acquisitions by H-D Advanced Manufacturing, May River Capital and AE Industrial

CCMP Capital Takes a Stake in Badger Sportswear

The PE firm also recently picked up Shoes For Crews from AEA Investors

Pfizer Acquires AstraZeneca’s Antibiotics Assets, After Failing to Buy Entire Company

Pfizer has a deal in place for Medivation and terminated its merger with Allergan

Accordion's Nick Leopard Advises Action Plan for CFO with New PE Owner

Here are 5 steps the CFO should take in the first year with a new private equity sponsor

People Moves: Julia Karol moves up to COO spot at Watermill, Michael Fuller takes the Boston area firm’s CFO job

Other developments include Glen Clarke's joining Baird to lead the Chicago investment bank’s food and beverage group

Cybersecurity Firms Draw Buyers, as Hackers Invade Agencies, Campaigns and Companies

The apparent cyberattacks on Hillary Clinton, the New York Times and the NSA highlight the value of cybersecurity providers

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London's Cinven Purchases Bioclinica, as Clinical Trials for New Treatments Ramp Up

Sellers Water Street Healthcare and JLL Partners built target through eight acquisitions

Accenture's Buying Spree Continues With Redcore Cybersecurity Acquisition

Follows computer security related deals by Enlightenment, KBR and Thoma Bravo

Charlesbank Backs Promotional Gifts Supplier Polyconcept, Plans International Growth

In another related deal, Audax bought Halo Branded Solutions

Teleperformance Purchases Video Translation Operator LanguageLine, Provides Exit for Abry Partners

Mitel and Siris also made related deals in the sector

Platinum Equity Buys Broadway Industrial Parts Assets to Expand Globally

Platinum recently made deals for Emerson Electric’s network power division as well as Electro Rent and JM Swank

Pfizer Buys Medivation, as Cancer Research Deals Pick Up

Bristol-Myers, Gilead and Roche have also recently made similar acquisitions

Blackstone, New Mountain Capital Invest in JDA Software to Accelerate Cloud Offerings

NMC, which has been JDA’s majority shareholder since the merger with RedPrairie in 2012, retains majority stake

Univision Acquires Gawker Out of Bankruptcy to Continue Digital Media Push

Univision has previously invested in the Onion and Root

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