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Wrap Up

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

Expert's Corner

How to Leverage Social Media in Dealmaking
Axial’s Sam Jacobs provides tips to use specialized social networks to meet, interact, communicate and transact

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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Chernin-ATT Venture Buys Majority of Fullscreen Network

The content producer behind such YouTube stars as Grace Helbig is the latest target to get scooped up by a TV-industry player looking to break into Internet programming

MGM Buys Stake in Media Companies, Hit TV Shows Survivor, the Voice

The company is buying stakes in Roma Downey, Mark Burnett and Hearst Entertainment-owned One Three Media and LightWorkers Media

Siemens to Buy Dresser-Rand for $7.6B

Sulzer, which last week said it was in non-exclusive talks with Dresser-Rand, today said it terminated the negotiations to focus on other M&A opportunities

Change Capital, Jaffe Counsel, DLA Piper

Change Capital names CEO of Frette; David Jaffe forms new firm; DLA Piper taps Kathryn Keneally to lead tax litigation group

Ladenburg Thalmann Makes $25M Securities Service Network Acquisition

The firm also has transactions in the works for KMS Financial Services and assets of Sunset Financial Services

TTM Expands Circuit Board Business with $927M Viasystems Deal

Earlier in September, Key Tronic bought printed circuit board-assembly company CDR Manufacturing

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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The transaction follows the company's purchases of Mac Fasteners and Lion Holdings

Insurance Industry Consolidation Continues With Latest Hub International Deal

The insurer picked up Algentis, which provides benefits administration services to small insurers

Merck KGaA to Acquire Sigma-Aldrich for $17B in Cash

The purchase will accelerate Merck’s shift away from developing pharmaceuticals at a time when its Serono biotechnology business has struggled to create new products

Seamless to Acquire Ingram Micro's Nordic Prepaid Airtime Unit

The deal allows Seamless to expand its mobile payment offerings, including adding a distribution channel for mobile gift cards

Manufacturing Deals Reassemble 5 Significant Sectors

From packaging consumer products to building airplanes, manufacturing is more important than ever

Par Technology Acquires Brink Software

The acquisition provides Par, a hospitality technology company, with a stronger foothold in the restaurant industry

The Weekly Wrap: Audax, Ridgemont Equity, RLJ Lodging

Audax Group picks up Chase Industries; Ridgemont Equity acquires Cook & Boardman; RLJ Lodging picks up DoubleTree Grand Key Resort

4 Companies for Sale

See which companies have recently hit the auction block, including Verizon's network assets and Pods

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