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First Half of 2014 Best for M&A in 3 Years
The positive predictions for 2014 are coming true, with the first six months of the year generating more middle-market deals than the same periods in 2012 and 2013

Financial Services

Lower Middle-Market Dealmakers Flock to Chicago for AM&AA Summer Conference
Highlights include keynote speeches from Jones Day's Andrew Sherman and CohnReznik's Patrick O'Keefe and a Chicago Cubs game at Wrigley Field

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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Distressed Company Watch List

See which companies have recently indicated doubt about continuing as going concerns in SEC filings, including Epazz, Jammin' Java and Zinco Do Brasil

Cardtronics Continues Buying Spree With Welch ATM

The deal comes on the heels of eGlobal's acquiring the assets of ATM service The Best There Is Inc.

ACI Purchases ReD to Meet Web Security Needs

Consolidation in the fraud prevention market is expected to continue

E&Y Scoops Up Strategy Consulting Firm

The purchase of Parthenon Group comes as dealmakers expect M&A to grow in the financial services sector

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

AK Steel and Steel Dynamics Pick Up Severstal's U.S. Operations

The deal comes as Ford and other automakers replace steel with light-weight, fuel-efficient aluminum

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