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CohnReznick, MB Business, WeiserMazars
CohnReznick names Frank Longobardi CEO; MB Business expands in Southwest; WeiserMazars promotes seven


ACG Hosts Conferences in Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Chicago
October marks season of networking with the ACG Los Angeles Business Conference, M&A East and the ACG Midwest Capital Connection

Emerging Markets

As China’s Economy Falters, Southeast Asia Attracts Dealmakers
Inexpensive manufacturing and increased consumerism make Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam appealing to private equity firms and strategic buyers from all over the world

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Elizabeth A. Jaworski

Director, Legal Operations

Firm: Motorola Mobility LLC

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Consumer Goods/Retail

1 Company For Sale

See which consumer company hit the auction block this week

Investcorp Puts on Safety Equipment with Purchase

Following up its 2014 deal for Dainese, the firm is buying Black Diamond’s POC brand

Peet’s Brews Deal for TSG-backed Stumptown Coffee

After buying Mighty Leaf Tea in 2014, Peet’s makes another deal

Newell Rubbermaid Sticks Elmer’s Deal, as The company Continues to Restructure Portfolio

The Rubbermaid food storage product maker will also look to divest the Levolor and Kirsch window shades brands

American Apparel Files for Bankruptcy, Plans Debt-Equity Swap

The retailer is plagued by steep sales declines following the ouster of founder Dov Charney, who is suing the business

3 Companies For Sale

See which companies hit the auction block this week, including Haliburton and Elmer's Products

CCMP Capital Slips on AEA-backed Shoes For Crews

The footwear retailer has clients that include McDonald’s, Burger King and Taco Bell

Brynwood-Backed High Ridge Buys Salon Grafix Owner Continental Fragrances

High Ridge is best known for selling the Zest, White Rain and Coast brands

American Apparel’s Potential NYSE Delisting Calls Attention to Challenges Retailers Face

A close look at the turnarounds of Abercrombie, American Apparel, American Eagle, Sears and Wet Seal, plus the opportunities retail troubles give middle-market dealmakers

NYSE Warns American Apparel of Delisting, Calling Continued Operation “Questionable”

The retailer, which removed founder Dov Charney in 2014, is on the brink of bankruptcy with an impending interest payment

RadioShack's Loss was GameStop's Gain

As retailers including American Apparel close shops, opportunities open up for dealmakers

Fragrance Materials Maker Symrise Picks up Pinova from TorQuest

The deal comes a year after ADM bought Wild Flavors, a Symrise rival

Flowers Foods Adds More Bread

After purchasing Dave’s Killer Bread, Flowers is paying $120M for Alpine Valley Bread

Quiksilver Files For Bankruptcy, Plans to Hand Lenders Control

A shift in tastes -- along with broader pressures on the apparel industry -- took a toll on the surfwear brand

Joe's Jeans Casts Off Ill-Fitting Hudson and Lands at Sequential

Joe's will be acquired for a paltry $67M, while subsidiary Hudson, which Joe's paid $98M for in 2013, will merge with PE-backed fashion label Robert Graham in a $13M deal

Perdue Farms Reaps Chipotle Pork Supplier Niman Ranch in Bid to Expand Organic Meats

Closely-held Perdue, the third largest U.S. chicken producer, is buying the business from LNK

MidOcean Applies Moisturizer to Portfolio, as Beauty Deals Pick Up

The PE firm is investing in Image, the maker of The Max skincare products, continuing buyer interest in the sector

Carlyle Heats up in Mid-Market with Candle Buyout

The PE firm is taking PartyLite candle maker Blyth private, following the firm’s purchase of Novetta

Retailer Overstock Stays on FinTech Path with SpeedRoute Acquisition

Markit and Fidelity National have also made financial technology purchases recently

China’s Wanda Agrees to Buy PE-Backed Ironman Owner

Providence Equity has backed the brand since 2008

Heartland Sweetens Portfolio

The food products company is receiving backing from Centerbridge Partners to acquire Splenda from Johnson & Johnson subsidiary McNeil Nutritionals

American Apparel Said to Seek Advisers for Bankruptcy Deal Talks

The retailer announced it may not have enough cash for the next 12 months in a recent SEC filing

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