People Moves of the Week

Haynes and Boone, K&L Gates, Squire Patton Boggs
Haynes and Boone hires IP specialist; K&L adds former LipoScience VP; Squire Patton Boggs enlists David Schnittger, deputy chief of staff to U.S. House Speaker John Boehner


November Deal Tally Keeps 2014 M&A on Track to Beat Recent Years
Despite a seasonal pause in November dealmaking, 2014 is still shaping up to be one of the best years for middle-market dealmaking since the recession

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10 Issues that Medical Device Buyers Should Consider
Thinking about IP, physician involvement and other technical issues will help buyers avoid post-closing problems

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Health Care

Turnaround Tuesday: Amid Restructuring, University General Health Hires IBank to Sell Dallas Hospital

The health care company is considering selling other units as well, including UGH Diagnostic Imaging and UGH Physical Therapy

2 Companies For Sale

See which companies have recently hit the auction block, including Cache and TwinMed

Turnaround Tuesday: OxySure Systems May Need Additional Cash Following Canceled Merger

The medical device company terminated a merger with Estill Medical, the maker of the Thermal Angel Blood IV Fluid Infusion Warmer

FFL Invests in Eyemart Express

The deal follows the PE firm's investment in consumer lender Snap Financial

Silver Oak Invests in Gym Chain Vasa Fitness

The deal follows the acquisition of 24 Hour Fitness in June

LexisNexis Buys Health Market Science

The deal underscores how health care providers are seeking to comply with regulatory requirements

Shore Capital Recaps & Combines 3 Animal Clinics

The deal comes after the firm closed a $113M fund earlier in 2014

Amazon Scored September’s Biggest Middle-Market Deal

The e-commerce company paid $970 million for Twitch Interactive, an online community of video gamers

Riverside Adds to Health Care Tech M&A with Medical Payment Exchange Investment

The deal follows the PE firm's backing of Protexer, Tate's Bake Shop and Uinta Brewing

Obama Administration’s New Rules Target Medtronic’s Ongoing Bid for Covidien and Other Tax-Inversion Deals

Horizon Pharma, which completed an address change from Illinois to low-tax Ireland earlier in September when it bought Vidara Therapeutics, will not be affected

The Weekly Wrap: Audax, Ridgemont Equity, RLJ Lodging

Audax Group picks up Chase Industries; Ridgemont Equity acquires Cook & Boardman; RLJ Lodging picks up DoubleTree Grand Key Resort

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

Riverside's Team Technologies Slips into Bootie Butler

The deal for the shoe-cover maker follows acquisitions of Tate's Bake Shop and Uinta Brewing

Precision Engineered Adds Medical Device Makers Holmed, HowesTemco

The buyer acquired Connecticut Plastics in March

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

Thoma Bravo Acquires PE-Backed Sparta Systems

The move comes after the PE firm closed a $3.65B fund in May

Helen of Troy Expands into Supplements with $195M Deal

The owner of Pur, Braun and Vicks is buying Healthy Directions

Turnaround Tuesday: University General Health Considers M&A, Divestitures as Part of Restructuring

The health care group expects additional funding after it files an annual report with the SEC

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