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Scrutiny of Nutritional Supplements May Scare Off Dealmakers
As GNC, Target, Walgreens and Walmart pull Echinacea, Ginseng and St. John's Wort off their shelves following tests showing many ingredients didn't match product labels, dealmakers may shy away from the sector

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Dr. Oz's Sharecare Expands in Mobile Health with Feingold Acquisition
The target develops technology to analyze emotions of users

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Venable, Greenbriar Equity, Barnes & Thornburg
Venable hires advisers from Baker & McKenzie; Greenbriar taps new managing director; Barnes & Thornburg names David Cornwell, a go-to lawyer for athletes, a partner

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New Mountain Acquires KRG-Backed Diversified Foodservice


The buyer closed a $4B fund in October

Yelp Buys Food-Ordering Service Eat24 for $134M


Eat24 lets people order food from about 20,000 restaurants in more than 1,500 U.S. cities via the Web and mobile applications

Adobe Completed $800M Purchase of Photo Service Fotolia in Otherwise Slow January


Despite the lull, dealmakers remain bullish in forecasts for 2015

Top 2014 Mid-Market Deals by Industry


Oil & gas, professional services, banks and software are among the top five sectors for M&A

Sensata's Acquiring of Madison Dearborn-Backed Schrader Tops List of Mid-Market Deals in 2014


A list of selected middle-market M&A deals completed in 2014

Strategic Buyers Beat Private Equity Firms


Corporations bought more companies than PE firms in the first eight months of the year

3 Companies for Sale


See which companies have recently hit the auction block, including Sears Hometown & Outlet and NutriSystem

Apollo-backed Chuck E. Cheese Picks Up Peter Piper Pizza


The announcement comes during an upswing in restaurant M&A

Turnaround Tuesday: Struggling Supplements Group RiceBran Raises $6M


The capital comes on top of $20M raised previously, which helped RiceBran make an acquisition in January

JAB Pays $374M to Take Einstein Bros. Bagels Private


Merchant bank BDT Capital is making a minority investment in the deal

Turnaround Tuesday: Struggling Owner of Marley Coffee Hopes to Increase Sales


Jammin Java has incurred an $18.7M deficit while increasing sales

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

Burger King to Buy Tim Hortons Chain for About $11.4B


The purchase gives Burger King access to a coffee brand with a cult following, which may help boost breakfast sales

Burger King Mulls Tim Hortons Deal in Tax-Saving Canada Move


The combined business would have about $22 billion in sales and more than 18,000 restaurants in 100 countries

Constellation Brands Grabs Casa Noble Tequila


Rock legend Carlos Santana is one of the target's investors

The Weekly Wrap: Lindt Chocolate, InterActiveCorp, Platinum Equity


Lindt buys Russel Stover; InterActiveCorp picks up HowAboutWe.com; Platinum Equity acquires Transworld Systems

CNBC Host Marcus Lemonis and Dippin' Dots Owner Aim to Save Bankrupt Crumbs


The cupcake chain closed all stores on July 7

Crumbs Closes All Stores as Crumbnuts Fail to Revive Chain


The chain defaults despite a surge in cupcake demand over the past decade, enticing shops like Crumbs and Sprinkles to grow across the U.S.

Kroger Takes in Vitacost, Leveraging Increased Appetite for Supplements and E-Commerce


In another recent supplements transaction, Hormel agreed to buy Muscle Milk

NPC International Adds to Wendy’s Franchises for $58M


The deal follows franchise acquisitions by Bain Capital, and TriArtisan and Sentinel

Turnaround Tuesday: Panache Beverage Reaches Forbearance Until June 6


The owner of Wodka Vodka, Alibi American Whiskey and Alchemia Infused Vodka is operating with a $10.4M deficit

Pinnacle Deal Good as Dead Leaves Hungry-Man on Shelf


Observers note lack of bidders for Pinnacle, whose brands range from Birds Eye frozen vegetables to Mrs. Butterworth’s maple syrup

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