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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

Finance Finesse

Lenders Line Up Loan Options
More private equity firms are opting for less-traditional yield products as lenders get creative, says NXT Capital's Heath Fuller

The Buyside

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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Colgate Takeover Odds Rise Amid Megamergers


Megamergers, deals of more than $20 billion, have hit a record $788 billion in 2014

Par Technology Acquires Brink Software


The acquisition provides Par, a hospitality technology company, with a stronger foothold in the restaurant industry

The Weekly Wrap: Audax, Ridgemont Equity, RLJ Lodging


Audax Group picks up Chase Industries; Ridgemont Equity acquires Cook & Boardman; RLJ Lodging picks up DoubleTree Grand Key Resort

Casino Owners Eldorado Resorts and MTR Gaming Merge


The combined company owns casinos in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Nevada and Louisiana

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

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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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