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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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BlackBerry Buys German Anti-Eavesdropping Tool Used by Chancellor Angela Merkel

The acquisition is BlackBerry’s first since CEO John Chen came aboard in November

PE-Backed Aqua Terra Expands in British Columbia Wastewater Disposal Market

The company is owned by Bregal Partners, which has added Four Winds Energy, Ceiba Energy and Phyllis Disposal

Turnaround Tuesday: Alion Science Granted More Time to Refinance Notes

The company has indicated doubt about its ability to continue as a going concern, or without the threat of liquidation, due to losses

Bevcorp Buys Packaging Equipment Assets

Dealmaking in the packaging sector has heated up, with recent acquisitions by TriMas and Georgia-Pacific

Graham Partners Grabs Medical Device Group HemaSource

HemaSource acquired Medical Supplies of America's blood-plasma supplies unit in November

Distressed Company Watch List

See which companies have recently indicated doubt about continuing as going concerns in SEC filings, including Cyclone Power, Blox and Immunoclin

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Zillow CEO Coveted Trulia Since 2006 Before Chasing Biggest Deal

Since Spencer Rascoff took the helm in 2010, Zillow has acquired nine companies

Supplements M&A Continues with Alphaeon's PRN Acquisition

The deal follows similar purchases by MidOcean Partners and Helen of Troy

People Moves of the Week: Avista, TriArtisan, Quarles Brady

Avista Capital taps energy expert; TriArtisan hires retail investment banking specialist; Andre Fiebig joins the Chicago office of Quarles & Brady

TriMas Adds to Packaging M&A with $27M Lion Holdings Purchase

Other recent packaging acquisitions include Georgia-Pacific's deal for SPG Holdings and Bain Capital's acquisitions of Envision Plastics and Ecoplast

Bain Capital Unit Buys $1.3B Loan Portfolio from J.P. Morgan Group

The buyer invests in leveraged loans, high-yield bonds, distressed and stressed debt, mezz debt and structured products and equities

Dollar Tree Agrees to Buy Family Dollar in $9.2B Deal

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn, who amassed a 9.4 percent stake in Family Dollar, urged the retailer to sell

Riverside Adds to Health Care Tech M&A with Censis Acquisition

Buyers are snatching up health care software companies as medical groups look to pare down costs and improve efficiencies

Zillow to Acquire Trulia for $3.5B in Stock

The deal, which brings together the top two most-visited real estate sites, comes as more people shift house hunting onto the Web

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