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Regulation

Corporate Interest Tax Deduction Cut Would Create “Significant Risks” for the Middle Market
Eliminating the CIT deduction would lead to a 6.3 percent drop in equity value for U.S. middle-market companies, finds new study conducted by RGL Forensics and the ACG

New Hires and Promotions

People Moves: Bradley, Herzberg, Medor
Keith Bradley is Swiss Watch's new CEO; Uri Herzberg gets promoted at Debevoise; Rich Medor (pictured) gets hired by Accordion Partners

Private Equity

PE Firms Fundraising: Carlyle Asia, KKR Americas and Others
Sequel Capital is also raising a fund

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Agriculture, Natural Resources

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Northeast US, Asia/Pacific

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Influential Women

Mergers & Acquisitions’ special report celebrates 25 leading female transaction professionals, including Jeri Harman, founder of Avante Mezzanine Partners

Mid-Market Awards

Mergers & Acquisitions Names Winners of the 9th Annual M&A Mid-Market Awards

Business Services

Siris Capital Stays Active, Takes Mobile Software Developer Xura Private


After the PE firm raised its third fund, Siris recently completed its buyout of PGI

National Security Essential to Cross-Border M&A


In this guest article, BDO’s John Lash says defense and security companies are most likely to come under scrutiny

ACG Selects New Board Members, Names J.B. Dollison Vice Chair


RGL Forensics’ Angie MacPhee will serve as finance chair and Huron’s Gretchen Perkins as corporate secretary

University of Phoenix Owner Apollo Education Approves Higher Buyout Offer


Activist shareholders Alberta Investment Management and Schroders previously rallied to halt the original deal, arguing it undervalued the target

Waud Capital-Backed CyberGrants Acquires Volunteer Management Software Provider JK Group


Oracle and Warburg Pincus also made deals in the software space

PE-Backed Backed AlliedBarton Merges with Universal Services, as Terrorism Concerns Drive Growth of Security Guard Services


Universal Services’ PE Backers, Warburg Pincus and Partners Group, will retain a stake in the combined company

Apollo-Led Group Raises Bid for Apollo Education, Owner of University of Phoenix


Activist shareholders Alberta Investment Management and Schroders rallied to halt the original deal, arguing it undervalued the education provider known for online learning

TPG Takes Stake in IT Staffing Firm Frank Recruitment


The target--which operates Nigel Frank, Mason Frank, Churchill Frank, and Washington Frank--was acquired from Livingbridge

HGGC, Led by CEO Rich Lawson, Backs Software Provider FPX


The PE firm recently invested in Instantly and exited Serena Software

Elusive Loans Lead PE Firms to Alternative Lenders


As credit tightens, Balance Point Capital and other non-regulated direct lenders fill the void

AmTrust Adds to Insurance Portfolio with ANV


Earlier purchases for the insurance holding company include ARI Mutual Insurance and Republic Cos

Marketers Go Digital, Attracting Buyers


Accenture, IBM and Web.com have made acquisitions, following migration to social media sites and mobile devices

Audax Remains Active, Investing in Schwag Distributor Halo


The PE firm recently backed Foam Products and SRI Connector Gage

Robert Teitelman tells the stories of Felix Rohatyn, Bruce Wasserstein, Michael Milken in Bloodsport


New book explains how “ruthless dealmakers, shrewd ideologues and brawling lawyers toppled the corporate establishment”

Annaly Capital Expands Property Business with Hatteras Financial


Carlyle and State Street have recently made financial services deals

Wilbur Ross-Backed NBNK Investments Winds Down Without Deal


NBNK failed to buy Northern Rock and assets from Lloyds Banking

Health Care Deals Thrive, but Dealmakers Predict Significant Slowdown in Future Activity


The Affordable Care Act has been driving health care deals, but its impact is lessening over time, and its future is uncertain in this election year

PE Fundraising: Lexington, Apollo and Others


TPG is also raising a fund

M&A Slump Deepened in March


Leads for new deals flattened; the number of completed deals fell; and letters of intent dropped

PE Fundraising: KKR, Wind Point and Others


Pomona Capital is also raising a fund

State Street to Buy GE Asset Management, Expanding in Private Equity and Real Estate


The deal is part of GE’s sweeping divestitures, which have included the sale of middle-market lending powerhouse Antares Capital

Guest Article: The Hidden Value of Brand


Used as a touchstone for setting the integration agenda, brand can separate winning deals from disappointing mash-ups

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