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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

Expert's Corner

How to Leverage Social Media in Dealmaking
Axial’s Sam Jacobs provides tips to use specialized social networks to meet, interact, communicate and transact

The Buyside

In-Tweet Shopping Inspires Dealmaking
Twitter's Nathan Hubbard helms a deal that shows how M&A for social media companies is evolving, with Facebook not far behind

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News

Arcadis Builds Up with PE-backed Architecture Firm Callison


The move follows design firm Foster + Partners' purchase of full company control from 3i

Joseph Meyer’s Observer Capital Buys SourceMedia from Investcorp


Observer Capital’s first acquisition includes business-to-business publications Mergers & Acquisitions, American Banker and the Bond Buyer

PR Firm Allison + Partners Acquires Frause


The move follows another public relations merger – in June PE Firm GTCR combined PR firms Vocus and Cision. Pictured: Bob Frause, Frause CEO

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

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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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