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Goldpoint Partners, Deloitte, CMF Associates
Goldpoint taps former Blackstone exec to be CFO; Deloitte hires FDIC veteran; CMF expands Detroit office with Ashley Dunbar

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Unilever Grows Personal Care Portfolio with Dermalogica
The company recently inked another skincare deal for Kate Somerville, which was sold by JH Partners

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Deutsch Family Purchases Redemption As Wine and Spirits Deals Pop
Acquiring Redemption gives Deutsch an entry into the American whiskey segment

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Unilever Adds Murad in Skin Care Spree

The buyer has acquired other personal-hygiene brands, including Dermalogica and Kate Somerville, and sold food businesses, such as Ragu, Bertolli and Slim-Fast

PE Firm North Castle Scoops up Baby-Food Maker Sprout Organic

Centre Lane and Permira have also made healthy food acquisitions recently

Watermill Acquires Quality Metalcraft, As Car Parts Deals Continue

The PE firm recently sold Global Tubes and bought Mountain Molding

PayPal Agrees to Buy Remittance Firm Xoom

The acquisition brings PayPal into the international money transfer market with Western Union as the dominant player

H.I.G. Buys Lexmark Rival in Add-On Deal

Folding Northwest into Lexmark gives the private equity firm a larger presence in the hospitality carpet sector

Highlander Completes Purchase of Valvoline's Car-Care Assets

Among the notable brand names Highlander now owns are Car Brite, Eagle One and Pyroil

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Arsenal Expands Sealants Business With Lamberti Unit

Innovation in the chemicals and sealants industries is driving M&A activity, such as Arsenal's recent sale of Royal Adhesives

The Little-Known Owner of Juicy Couture Is on an Acquisition Spree

The Tretorn acquisition follows the purchase of lingerie brand Frederick's of Hollywood and a deal for the rights to the Jones New York brand

Small Deals to Bring Hundreds of Dealmakers to Windy City

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is scheduled to speak at the AM&AA Summer Conference

Spotlight on Latin America

U.S. private equity investment in Brazil, Colombia and Mexico is at an all-time high, as we explore in the July issue of Mergers & Acquisitions, featuring Jones Day’s Michael McGuinness

Turnaround Tuesday: Struggling Cardinal Energy Brings in PE Investor

A Maximilian Global portfolio company is buying some of Cardinal’s oil interests as part of a long-term financing deal

Willis Group, Towers Watson Agree to Merge

Willis, under CEO Dominic Casserley, has been pursuing deals to extend its geographic reach and add customers seeking coverage for specialized risks

Distressed Company Watch List

See which companies have recently indicated doubt about continuing as going concerns in SEC filings, including Calmare Therapeutics and Metastat

Kingspan Energy Makes First U.S. Buy with American Solar & Alt Power

Gibraltar Industries and SunEdison have also made recent solar-asset acquisitions

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