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Goldpoint Partners, Deloitte, CMF Associates
Goldpoint taps former Blackstone exec to be CFO; Deloitte hires FDIC veteran; CMF expands Detroit office with Ashley Dunbar

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Unilever Grows Personal Care Portfolio with Dermalogica
The company recently inked another skincare deal for Kate Somerville, which was sold by JH Partners

Food & Beverage

Deutsch Family Purchases Redemption As Wine and Spirits Deals Pop
Acquiring Redemption gives Deutsch an entry into the American whiskey segment

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4 Companies For Sale

See which companies have recently hit the auction block, including FullBeauty and Magnum Hunter

GigaMedia Gains Ground in Online Retail with Strawberry Cosmetics Deal

Cosmetics companies have seen a lot of M&A recently, with big deals coming from Unilever and Cody

Unilever Grows Personal Care Portfolio with Dermalogica

The company recently inked another skincare deal for Kate Somerville, which was sold by JH Partners

Deliv Picks Up Chicago Same-Day Delivery Service

The deal comes as more investors back same-day delivery startups, such as Zipments in New York and PostMates in San Francisco

Martha Stewart Living's Sequential Deal May Lead to Shareholder Resistance

After suffering through the worst of times, including Stewart’s time in prison, company shareholders expected more from the takeover bid by Sequential, owner of the brands Avia and Caribbean Joe

Palamon Capital Struts into Luxury with Il Bisonte Acquisition

The owner of Waterford china, as well as Net-a-Porter, have been recent targets in the luxury market

Coty Close to Taking Over P&G Unit

The New York company submitted the highest offer to secure P&G's cosmetics, fragrance and haircare brands, beating Henkel and private equity groups

Centre Lane Buys Bankrupt Saladworks As Healthy Food M&A Soars

Permira and ConAgra have also made better-for-you food acquisitions recently

International Flavors Tries On Cosmetics with Lucas Meyer Buy

In other recent ingredients transactions, SK Capital acquired a stake in AEB Group and Archer Daniels picked up Specialty Commodities

The Weekly Wrap: Campbell Soup, Ametek,
GE Antares

Campbell Soup takes over Garden Fresh; Ametek acquires Cognex division; the GE Antares auction ends

3 Companies For Sale

See which businesses have recently hit the auction block, including P&G's beauty assets

GameStop Outbids Hot Topic for Geeknet As New Player Habits Spark Video Game M&A

GameStop Corp., the go-to retailer for video game consoles and accessories, recently trumped Sycamore Partners' Hot Topic to buy Geeknet, the parent company of online shopping hub ThinkGeek. The deal allows GameStop to broaden its appeal beyond games. Hot Topic runs the gamut of pop-culture themed items, from comics and toys to gadgets and apparel. GameStop is just one of many big names in the video game sector wielding M&A. Here’s a look at recent deal activity.

PPG Continues Acquisitions with Cuming Microwave Buy

The deal comes shortly after PPG picked up Consoricio Latinoamericano

PPG Expands in Central America with Consorcio Latinoamericano Deal

The buyer won Mergers & Acquisitions M&A Mid-Market Strategic Buyer of the Year award for 2014, after making a handful of acquisitions

Boot Barn Steps Further into E-Commerce with Sheplers Buy

IBM and NetSuite have also made e-commerce driven investments recently

Propel Equity Picks Up European Toy Biz Juratoys

The acquisition expands Alex Brands and follows other toy company deals from Mattel and Hot Wheels

PE-backed Pure Gym Bulks Up with LA Fitness Deal

The CCMP Capital-owned company is one of several gym franchises to conduct M&A after Vasa Fitness and Life Time Fitness

Pet Brands Worldwise and Quaker Pet Unite

J.M. Smucker, Whistle Labs and Fronteac have also made pet-related acquisitions recently

As U.S. Population Ages, Capmark Grabs Specialized Retailer Orchard Brands

Orchard owns Blair, Huband, Norm Thompson, Solutions, Sahalie, Gold Violin, Appleweed’s, Tog Shop, LinenSource, Draper’s & Damon’s, Old Pueblo Traders, Bedford Fair and WinterSilks

Sycamore-backed Hot Topic Takes Over Parent Company Of ThinkGeek

Hot Topic, owner of women's apparel stores Torrid and Blackheart, expands its online offerings of pop culture-influenced accessories

Restaurant Franchise Investor NRD Takes Big Boy Operator Frisch’s Private

Frisch’s has been mired in family in-fighting since the death of company founder Jack Maier

CVS to Buy Omnicare in Pharmacy Expansion

Omnicare also drew interest from industry leader Express Scripts Holding Co.

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