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M&A Dips in August, but 2014 is Still Beating 2012 and 2013
Despite a summer slowdown, the first eight months of 2014 produced more completed deals than the same period in the previous two years

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

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Tax-Inversion Deals Increase Despite Criticism
Canada's 26.5 percent corporate tax rate is luring Burger King to ditch Miami headquarters

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News

Hormel's Purchase of Muscle Milk Maker Was Among August's Notable Deals


The middle market closed 168 deals in August, fewer than in July

Kardashian Beauty Brand Developer Enters Receivership


The company, BoldFace Group, defaulted on about $3.3M in debt in August

General Mills Buys Annie’s, as Healthy Food M&A Soars


Private-equity firm Solera Capital LLC, founded by J.P. Morgan & Co. veteran Molly Ashby, acquired control of Annie’s in 2002

Newell Rubbermaid Takes Over Water Bottle Maker


Health and wellness deals continue as North Castle, known for growing Atkins, divests Ignite shortly after exiting International Fitness

Riverside Invests in Tate's Bake Shop


The investment comes just days after the firm invested in craft beer brewery Uinta Brewing

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Articles

Deal Pros Stock Up On Food


Dealmakers expect to see continued M&A activity in the grocery and food subsectors

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

Diversis Aims to Grow Martin Archery


The new PE firm hopes "to bring the once-thriving business back to prominence"

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

The Secret to Success in Retail


PE firms can maximize returns by focusing on the customer experience of retail chains, says CBX's Todd Maute (pictured)

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