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Cybersecurity Firms Draw Buyers, as Hackers Invade Agencies, Campaigns and Companies
Yahoo’s alert of the largest known breach of user information comes in the midst of Verizon's acquisition, underscoring the need for IT due diligence and cybersecurity providers

M&A

Pruning Process: 7 Consumer Goods Producers Buy & Sell to Grow
Procter & Gamble sold Duracell and is divesting 40-plus beauty brands; Clorox sold car cleaners and bought Renew Life probiotics; General Mills sold Green Giant and bought Epic Provisions

Private Equity

The Riverside Co. Doubles Down on Small Businesses with Fourth Micro-Cap Fund
The PE firm has backed many small businesses, including The Dermatology Group, Kasasa by BancVue, and SafeBuilt

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Influential Women

Mergers & Acquisitions’ special report celebrates 25 leading female transaction professionals, including Jeri Harman, founder of Avante Mezzanine Partners

Mid-Market Awards

Mergers & Acquisitions Names Winners of the 9th Annual M&A Mid-Market Awards

Natural Resources

Lanxess Buys Chemtura in Additives Push


Bayer and Dow Chemical also have similar pending deals

Bayer Clinches Monsanto Deal


Bayer previously made at least three bids for Monsanto before the target agreed to the transaction

Dow-Dupont Tie-Up Risks Delay, as EU Seeks Missing Deal Info


Other notable agriculture purchases include Cimbria, Viakem and Willowood

Bayer Sweetens Takeover Bid, as Monsanto Mulls Options


Agriculture related purchases have come from Agco, Advent and Lariat Partners

Bayer Reveals Price and Other Details on Monsanto Bid


M&A is reshaping the crop and seed industry, including DuPont and Dow Chemical’s plan to merge and carve out a crop-science unit and lots of activity in the middle market

Bayer Bids For Monsanto, as Chemical Producers Receive Buyer Demand


Advent acquired Viakem, Dow Chemical and DuPont plan to merge, and Lariat backed Willowood

Philip Falcone’s HC2 Makes Unsolicited Bid for Struggling Grain Merchant Andersons


Medium-sized, independent grain handlers like Andersons may be a good fit for the agricultural units of Glencore and Chinese group Cofco

Lariat Backs Maker of Herbicides, as Buyers Feed on Agri-Chemical Deals


Deal for Willowood follows Advent's plans to buys Viakem, and Dow Chemical and DuPont's proposed merger

Germany’s Evonik Snags Coatings Business from Air Products, as Specialty Chemical M&A Thrives


Other recent purchases include Rentech Nitrogen, U.S. Chemicals and Viakem

Advent Grows Agrochemical Portfolio with Viakem


FMC bought Cheminova, and Dow Chemical and DuPont plan to merge, as chemical makers consolidate

F&W Forestry Plants Roots in the U.K. with Acquisition


The deal includes three companies from O.C.S. Group

Guest Article: Chemical Makers Keep Drawing Buyers


Spin-offs of the proposed merger of Dow and DuPont and other mega mergers will create buying opportunities for PE firms that invest in coatings, adhesives and sealants

Antares’ John Martin and David Brackett Nurtured the Middle Market’s Largest Lender Through Competitive Sale, Scoring Dealmakers of the Year


Many bidders competed for the coveted target, which GE ultimately sold to Canada’s largest pension fund for $12 billion

Cargill to Exit Crop Insurance Business With Sale to Silveus


Crop insurance isn’t core to the Cargill’s grain business, according to the company

GenNx360’s Salford Picks up Aerway, On the Heels of Valmar Purchase


In similar deals, Blount International is being acquired and Dow Chemical is merging with DuPont

Dow Chemical and DuPont Show Chemical Products Are in Demand with Merger


Agriculture and other specialty chemicals have driven many mid-market deals, including the acquistions of Cheminova and Chemtura’s agrochemicals division

People Moves of the Week: Timken, PEF Services, Quarton International


Timken names Ajay Das VP of business development; PEF Services expands in Midwest; Quarton merges with Blue Corporate Finance

Agriculture Acquirers Feed on Crop Protection


Technology advances and customer demand are driving deals, such as the recent Land O’Lakes merger with United Suppliers

Fragrance Materials Maker Symrise Picks up Pinova from TorQuest


The deal comes a year after ADM bought Wild Flavors, a Symrise rival

4 Companies For Sale


See which companies have recently hit the auction block, including FullBeauty and Magnum Hunter

The Weekly Wrap: Gravity4; XPO Logistics; Google


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

Avenue Capital’s Boulevard Harvests Dow Chemical’s AgroFresh


Dow announced in October it would sell AgroFresh as it sheds low-margin businesses and streamlines operations

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