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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

People Moves of the Week

BTIG, D.A. Davidson, KeyBanc
BTIG taps two former Lazard execs; D.A. Davidson launches real estate team; KeyBanc drafts Anne-Marie Peterson to the firm's leveraged finance team

REAL ESTATE

BET Founder Continues Picking Up Hotels
RLJ Lodging, founded by Robert L. Johnson, recently paid about $50M for an Atlanta Hyatt

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News

Paris Private Equity Firm Ardian Picks Up German Cosmetics Company from Carlyle


The Paris private equity firm founded by Dominique Senequier has made 8 investments from its third fund, which closed in March

The Weekly Wrap: Lindt Chocolate, InterActiveCorp, Platinum Equity


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

4 Companies For Sale


See which companies have recently hit the auction block, including Leggett & Platt Inc. and MSC Software Corp.

Whirlpool Pays $1B for Majority Stake in Italian Appliance Group


Other recent consumer goods deals have come from HanesBrands and Samsonite

Audax Drives Away with PE-Backed Wheel Pros


Trim Parts and Avic Electromechanical have also recently made car parts acquisitions

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Articles

Top Mid-Market Deals Completed in 2013 by Industry


In transactions worth $1 billion or less, the most active sub-sectors in 2013 were real estate; business services; oil and gas; prepackaged software; and hotels and casinos

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

Q2 2013:
Deal Flow Still Slow, but Hope Springs Eternal


Transaction closes are still taking a pause from the frenzied fourth quarter, but dealmakers say they’re starting to see an uptick

STRATEGIC BUYER OF THE YEAR
Covidien


The Dublin medical device company's aggressive dealmaking netted half a dozen acquisitions in fast-growing categories.

Express Oil's Second Time Around with Carousel


Carousel Capital likes Express Oil so much it did a double take

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