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Carlyle, Sidley Austin, Duff & Phelps
Carlyle taps former Wal-Mart CEO Mike Duke; Duff & Phelps names new managing director; Sidley Austin hires cross-border specialist


M&A Momentum Accelerated in March
Falling fuel prices, rising consumer confidence and potential interest rate hikes are among factors behind dealmaker enthusiasm

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Jones Day Deepened M&A Bench to Score LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR
The law firm added M&A attorneys in high-growth areas, including Europe, Latin America and the energy sector

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GE Capital's PE Lending Business Likely to Sell First, Sources Say

The unit, which includes GE Antares, is part of GE Capital's larger U.S. commercial lending group

Latest PE Fundraising Efforts

See which private equity firms have been raising capital, including Southeastern Global Partners and Milestone Financial

7 Companies For Sale

See which companies have recently hit the auction block, including NCR Corp. and Caradigm

The Weekly Wrap: NetSuite, Groupon, SkinnyPop Popcorn

NetSuite buys Bronto Software; Groupon sells Ticket Monster; SkinnyPop Popcorn acquires Paqui

Riverside Expands Learning Seat With Add-On Acquisition

The private equity firm has made e-learning a sweet spot, counting Mintra Training Portal and Training Factor among its portfolio companies

BAE Systems to Review Technical Units After Buyer-Interest

The London-based companyís U.S. intelligence and security division is on the auction block

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Heritage Commerce to Combine With Focus Business Bank

The deal comes as more banks such as KeyCorp pursue small and strategic acquisitions

Houghton Mifflin Grows Services With Education Tech Deal

The deal was announced on the heels of Sterling Partners' closing a $200M education-focused fund and Nautic Partners' acquisition of Source4Teachers

Comcast Plans to Drop Time Warner Cable Deal

The dealís demise promises to strengthen the hand of online players like Amazon, Netflix and others providing programming over the Internet

As E-Commerce Importance Grows, NetSuite Acquires Bronto Software

The deal follows e-commerce transactions by Anchor Equity, KKR and Siris Capital

Ares Co-Founder Tony Ressler Buys NBA Atlanta Hawks

The $730 million price tag is reportedly the second most paid for an NBA team behind former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmerís $2 billion purchase of the Los Angeles Clippers in 2014

To Grow in Sports Medicine, Bregal’s Shock Doctor Merges with McDavid

Bregal picked up Shock Doctor in March 2014 with plans to consolidate the sports medicine market

5 Ways Plummeting Energy Prices are Changing Mergers & Acquisitions

Blackstone, Carlyle Group and Five Point Capital Partners top the list of experienced energy investors inking deals thanks to the downdraft

Clearlake-Backed Sage Automotive Adds to Car-Related M&A with Miko Buy

This Earth Day, Sage picked up a company that makes car interiors from recycled products

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