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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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

Consumer Goods/Retail

MidOcean Adds Luggage Supplier in Time for Summer Travel

The purchase of Travelpro follows Samsonite’s agreement to buy Tumi

PE-Backed US Foods Intensifies Acquisition Spree in Wake of Sysco Deal Failure

Since the Sysco merger fell through, the KKR and CD&R-backed buyer bought Cara Donna, Dierks Waukesha and Food Genius

Genstar Backs Real Estate Software Provider Accruent

Retailers such as Abercrombie, American Apparel and Sears have been facing challenges with their real estate holdings

Hormel Grows Grocery Segment with Organic Nut Butter Maker

The addition of Justin’s continues Hormel’s strategy to expand outside of meats, including its purchases of CytoSport and Skippy

CD&R Picks Up Zest and Other Brands from Brynwood

High Ridge Brands distributes popular personal care products, such as Zest, Alberto VO5, White Rain, Coast, and Rave

Office Depot Hires Bain, Considers Acquisitions and Sale of European Ops

CEO Roland Smith tells investors “the future success of Office Depot will require bold new action”

The Weekly Wrap: Clearlake, Dean Foods, JAB Beech

Clearlake invests in Vision Solutions; Dean Foods buys Friendly's retail ice cream; JAB Beech purchases Krispy Kreme

P&G Continues Brands Sell-Off with Fragrance Sale to Elizabeth Arden

Christina Aguilera perfume deal follows asset sales to Coty, Henkel and Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway

Staples, Office Depot Call Off Merger After Judge Rules It Would Have Likely Impaired Competition

CEO Ron Sargent: “Disappointed” Staples to focus on mid-market biz customers, alternatives for European ops, cost cutting

Dean Foods Expands Dessert Business with Friendly’s Ice Cream

Clayton Dubilier, Hershey and Peak Rock have also made recent food deals

JAB Subsidiary Buys Krispy Kreme Doughnuts to Continue Deal Spree

JAB previously purchased Einstein Noah, Keurig Green Mountain and Master Blenders

Newell Rubbermaid Capped Growth Strategy with Beloved Elmer’s Glue, Sealing Strategic Buyer of the Year

The company also agreed to buy Yankee Candle owner and sold some non-core businesses

Clorox Buys Supplements Maker Renew Life from Swander Pace, Expanding Wellness Lines

The strategic buyer best known for bleach products has been leveraging M&A to grow into new wellness sub-categories, including purchases of Brita and Burt's Bees

Aeropostale Files for Bankruptcy in Latest Retailer Meltdown

The move follows bankruptcies of American Apparel and Sports Authority, as retailers struggle with changing consumer habits

Mid-Market M&A Dropped Again in April

Despite the decline, survey respondents reported higher deal flow in April than most of the dismal first quarter

CD&R Backs Maker of Sausage Casings Kalle, as Buyers Chew on Food Targets

Hershey, McCormick and Peak Rock have also purchased food companies

Buyouts Saddle Stressed Retailers with Debts They Can't Pay

Sports Authority was loaded with debt, a hangover from the 2006 LBO led by Leonard Green & Partners

The Weekly Wrap: Abbott, Peak Rock, Z Capital

Abbott buys St. Jude; Peak Rock backs Diamond Crystal, Z Capital invests Twin-Star

Hanesbrands Latest Target is Australia’s Pacific Brands

The apparel company’s roster also includes Maidenform, Champion Europe and DBApparel

P&G’s Growth Plan Features Selling 105 Brands

To leverage Pampers and other fast-growing lines, Procter & Gamble has sold Duracell and currently has 50 brands in the exit process, says CFO Jon Moeller

Z Capital Follows Up Restaurant Deal with Home Furnishings Maker Twin-Star International

The target owns a wide variety of brands, including fireplaces by Duraflame and home entertainment components by Bell’O

Hershey Adds BarkThins Chocolate Pretzels, as Buyers Snack on Food Deals

Clearlake and Hammond Kennedy have made investments in the sector

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