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Wrap Up

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

Expert's Corner

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

People Moves of the Week

People Moves of the Week: Jones Day, Deloitte, Fifth Street
Jones Day and other law firms hire M&A attorneys as deal flow rises; Deloitte taps new head of oil and gas in Houston; Fifth Street hires Goldman Sachs vet Todd Owens as co-president

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News

Ridgemont Equity Invests in Abrasive Products


The deal comes after the firm agreed to buy Jones Oil in April

Prestige Brands Closes $750M Deal for EPT, Monistat


The deal is said to have delivered a roughly 4x return of capital and IRR of more than 30 percent for seller Swander Pace

PE-Backed Unigo Buys Cinergy Education


The acquisition comes after Unigo was acquired by EdPlus in May

Veritas Adds Cyber Security Group BeyondTrust


Companies are looking to bolster their cyber security offerings now more than ever, as a means to avoid hacking

PE-Backed Royal Adhesives Makes 7th Acquisition Since 2010


The coatings company is buying Chemque, which supplies polyurethane foams and adhesives

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Articles

Small Deals Big Impact


A feature, plus data charts, helps put the lower middle market in perspective

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

Spy Tech Pays Off for GTCR


The PE firm built the intelligence services provider through four acquisitions, GTCR managing director Craig Bondy explains

GPs Eye New Ruling


The Sun Cap decision paints the image of a bright line between PE funds that have a good chance of realizing an exit strategy and those that will bear the cost of an expensive pension plan

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

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