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AIG, Pimco, Golub Capital
AIG places exec in charge of M&A; Pimco exec steps down; Golub Capital hires Chip Cushman from GE Capital


Early-Stage Deal Flow Rose in April for Third Month in a Row
While dealmakers remain optimistic, some signs indicate the rate of M&A expansion may be slowing

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GE Capital Sponsor Finance Buyer Expected to be Unregulated Group, Source Says
Potential bidders for the unit include Apollo, Ares, Blackstone, KKR, Mitsubishi UFJ and SunTrust

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Health Care

2 Companies For Sale

See which companies have recently hit the auction block, including Aria Health System

The Weekly Wrap: Gravity4; XPO Logistics; Google

Gravity4 buys Rocket Fuel; XPO Logistics takes over Bridge Terminal Transport; Google acquires Timeful

Abbott’s Mylan Billions Open Door for Bigger Purchases

As Abbott pursues Perrigo and fends off Teva Pharmaceutical, expect to see the drugmaker tap its bankroll for acquisitions, both big and small

Turnaround Tuesday: Struggling Drug Maker Zogenix Sells Unit, Refocuses

UPDATED -- The sale, which comes with up to $283.5M in additional payments, allows the company to focus on developing a schizophrenia medication

The Buyside: Buyers Wake Up to Anesthesiology

Feeling pressure from Aetna and Blue Cross Blue Shield, small anesthesiology practices are welcoming Mednax, TeamHealth and AmSurg as suitors

Turnaround Tuesday: Struggling Behavioral Health-Services Provider Catasys Raises Cash

CEO Terren Peizer says the company will reach profitability in 2015

The Weekly Wrap: NetSuite, Groupon, SkinnyPop Popcorn

NetSuite buys Bronto Software; Groupon sells Ticket Monster; SkinnyPop Popcorn acquires Paqui

Ventas to Acquire Ardent Medical, As Aging Population Increases

Ventas plans to spin off health systems operator Ardent Health Services

KKR Buys PE-Backed Medical Helicopter Business

The deal marks an exit for PE firms Bain Capital and Brockway Moran

Dr. Oz's Sharecare Expands in Mobile Health with Feingold Acquisition

The target develops technology to analyze emotions of users

Valeant Raises Bid for Bankrupt Drug Developer Dendreon to $400M

Dendreon filed for bankruptcy in November to facilitate a deal with noteholders

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

Despite the lull, dealmakers remain bullish in forecasts for 2015

Valeant Offers $296M for Bankrupt Dendreon

Dendreon filed for bankruptcy to facilitate a deal with noteholders, including Deerfield Management

Excellere Partners Invests in Pharma Support Group TrialCard

The deal was announced on the heels of SK Capital's purchase of Halo Pharmaceutical

Brazos and Parallel Investment Execs Launch New PE Firm

The firm, Riata Capital, will invest between $10M-$50M in energy, health care, business and industrial services companies

Turnaround Tuesday: Struggling Health Care Tech Group ActiveCare Sells Contracts, Closes Unit

Health care tech companies proved to be attractive M&A targets in 2014, as providers look to control costs related to taking on more patients

Top 2014 Mid-Market Deals by Industry

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

The Top 15 Middle-Market M&A Stories of 2014

The M&A Mid-Market Awards, the lower middle market, Vera Bradley’s growth story and five technologies driving health care deals were among the most popular transaction topics

Turnaround Tuesday: Struggling Drug Developer Immune Pharma Looks to Sell, License Products

The company has a $39M deficit, and says there are doubts about staying in business without the threat of liquidation

12 Important Tech Deals of 2014

Cloud computing, data analytics, cybersecurity and e-commerce fueled acquisitions by corporations, such as Adobe and Google, and PE firms, such as HGGC and GTCR

Turnaround Tuesday: Struggling Medical Device Group Zynex Reaches Forbearance Deal

The default raises substantial doubt about the company's ability to continue without the threat of liquidation

GI Partners Adds to Health Care Tech M&A with Logibec Deal

The buyer closed a $2B fund in April

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