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Wrap Up

First Half of 2014 Best for M&A in 3 Years
Positive predictions for 2014 are coming true, with the first six months of the year generating more deals than the same periods in 2012 and 2013

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

The Buyside

In-Tweet Shopping Inspires Dealmaking
Twitter's Nathan Hubbard helms a deal that shows how M&A for social media companies is evolving, with Facebook not far behind

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News

Joseph Meyer’s Observer Capital Buys SourceMedia from Investcorp


Observer Capital’s first acquisition includes business-to-business publications Mergers & Acquisitions, American Banker and the Bond Buyer

Walgreen Stays in U.S. as It Buys Rest of Alliance Boots


The largest U.S. chain of drugstores will remain based near Chicago rather than move to the target’s home base of Bern, Switzerland, forgoing the type of tax inversion deal AbbVie, Pfizer and ohters have pursued

Turnaround Tuesday: Struggling Drug Developer Zogenix Wins Massachusetts Lawsuit


The company won the right to sell painkiller Zohydro in Massachusetts, and plans to develop an abuse-deterrent variation of the drug

The Weekly Wrap: Lindt Chocolate, InterActiveCorp, Platinum Equity


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

AbbVie to Buy Shire for $54.8 Billion in Tax Inversion


AbbVie becomes the latest U.S. health company to move abroad amid a record surge in industry deals

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Articles

3Qs With... Craig Jarchow, Managing Director, Pine Brook Partners


As the energy sector needs more capital, PE firms have been raising energy-specific funds

Lucid Explores Options, Looks for PE Investment


The company makes cellular imaging systems for dermatologists

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

5. Valeant Pharmaceuticals


The company fills existing distribution channels with additional products or buys similar operations to exploit synergies

4. Health Care REIT


Under the guidance of executive VP Scott Brinker, HCN took note of the deal opportunities arising from an aging populace

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