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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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Sierra Pacific Picks Up PE-Backed Hurd Windows

The transaction comes at the same time as Nautic Partners bought window maker Custom Window Systems

Peet's Coffee Expands Tea Offerings with Mighty Leaf

PE firm Next World Group will hold a minority stake in the partnership

The Weekly Wrap: Dollar Tree, Pfizer, Twitter

Dollar Tree buys Family Dollar Stores; Pfizer picks up the commercial vaccines business of Baxter International; Twitter acquires Madbits

RTL Group Grows Digital Ad Offerings With SpotXchange

The deal demonstrates how Facebook, Yahoo and others are trying to leverage the advertising opportunities that come with increased use of smartphones and tablets

Carlyle-Backed Landmark Aviation Buys Ross Aviation from Centre Partners

Since Centre Partners invested in the business in 2004, Ross has made 22 add-on acquisitions

3 Companies for Sale

See which companies have recently hit the auction block, including Mister Car Wash and RetailConvergence.com

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Tech, media and telecom is slated to out-pace the overall market but not the health care or manufacturing sectors
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Time Warner’s Door Still Ajar After Nixing Fox

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Iliad Bids $15B in Challenge to Sprint for T-Mobile

Masayoshi Son, the billionaire whose SoftBank Corp. owns Sprint, is said to be working on an offer of about $40 a share for T-Mobile

Ladenburg Thalmann Pays $42M for Entrance into Life Insurance Sector

The move adds to a wave of insurance industry consolidation. Pictured: Philip Frost, Ladenburg chairman

Nautic Partners Grabs Maker of Hurricane-Resistant Windows

In December, the firm bought pharmacy QoL Meds

Ronald Perelman’s Scientific Games Buys Bally Technologies as Gaming Equipment Industry Consolidates

In 2013, Bally bought SHFL Entertainment for $1.3B, and Scientific Games purchased WMS Industries for about $1.5B

Nordstrom Buys Personalized Stylist Service Trunk Club

The retailer expects the move to help it integrate online and offline consumer experience

Nokia Picks Up Wireless Network Assets from Panasonic

The deal helps Finland-based Nokia expand in Japan

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