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Wrap Up

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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Northeast US, Asia/Pacific

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Investcorp Picks Up PE-Backed Printing Products Maker SPGPrints


The Bahrain PE firm has also recently aquired Isotoner, Paper Source and Tyrrells Potato Crisps

Thoma Bravo Acquires PE-Backed Sparta Systems


The move comes after the PE firm closed a $3.65B fund in May

Shutterfly Said to Hire Qatalyst to Seek Buyers for Site


Shutterfly has made several acquisitions in recent years, including MyPublisher, ThisLife and Penguin Digital

Ardian-Backed Trescal Makes 2 Calibration Acquisitions


The purchases come soon after Ardian closed a $10B fund of funds, and a $690M PE fund

Architecture Firm Foster + Partners Buys Back Stake from 3i


The firm, which designed Apple's U.S. headquarters and airports in Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar and Panama, as well as Millennium Bridge in London, is transitioning to a partnership model

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Articles

Top Mid-Market Deals Completed in 2013 by Industry


In transactions worth $1 billion or less, the most active sub-sectors in 2013 were real estate; business services; oil and gas; prepackaged software; and hotels and casinos

Customers Reign


Marketers should work with customers during the product-development process

Q3: Middle-Market M&A Turns Down a Notch


While a global tally shows a slight uptick, U.S. deals below $1 billion still lag

Q2 2013:
Deal Flow Still Slow, but Hope Springs Eternal


Transaction closes are still taking a pause from the frenzied fourth quarter, but dealmakers say they’re starting to see an uptick

10 Emerging Markets to Watch


As the Federal Reserve pulls back on quantitative easing, public-market investors are backing off on emerging market funds, but private equity investors and strategic buyers still see opportunities in fast-growing economies

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