People Moves of the Week

Carlyle, Sidley Austin, Duff & Phelps
Carlyle taps former Wal-Mart CEO Mike Duke; Duff & Phelps names new managing director; Sidley Austin hires cross-border specialist


M&A Momentum Accelerated in March
Falling fuel prices, rising consumer confidence and potential interest rate hikes are among factors behind dealmaker enthusiasm

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Jones Day Deepened M&A Bench to Score LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR
The law firm added M&A attorneys in high-growth areas, including Europe, Latin America and the energy sector

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Tech, Media & Telecom

Procera Networks Goes Private in Francisco Partners Transaction

The PE firm has a history of cross-border dealmaking, and plans to invest in U.S., European and Israeli companies through a $2.9B fund closed in February

Raytheon Teams with Vista Equity Partners to Form Cybersecurity Company as Threats Rise

The deal calls for Raytheon to acquire Websense from the PE firm

IBM Expands Health Care Data Segment with Explorys

On the heels of buying Phytel and AlchemyAPI, IBM completes another software deal

Health Care Tech Providers Medytox and CollabRx to Merge

KPMG and Digirad have also made health-care technology buys recently

With New Fund, Thoma Bravo Will Bid on Bigger Software Deals

The firm won Deal of the Year for its 2014 purchase of TravelClick. Pictured: Orlando Bravo, managing partner

Bubble Wrap Owner Expands Robot Unit with Intellibot

Sealed Air sold its medical packaging unit to PE firm Mason Wells in 2013

Turnaround Tuesday: Explosive-Detection Tech Business Implant Sciences Extends Time to Pay Debt

The company is expecting money to come in from its largest-ever order, and the maturity delay allows it to collect those funds

As Health Care Tech Fuels M&A, KPMG Buys Beacon Partners

Digirad and Navigant have also made health care technology acquisitions recently. Pictured: Ralph Fargnoli, Beacon CEO

Wellington Management Invests in Dr. Oz's Sharecare

This deal comes after Sharecare acquired Feingold Technologies

NFL Spins Off Hospitality Business

Investors in the new management company include RedBird Capital, Bruin Sports Capital and 32 Equity

Huron-Backed Albireo Grows Energy Services with Sky Technologies Buy

The buyer previously acquired Energy Options, Electronic Control Systems and Green Total Solutions

Charter to Acquire SI Newhouse Jr.'s Bright House Networks for $10.4B

Bright House is a consolation prize for Charter after the company lost out to Comcast in the bidding for Time Warner Cable

Yoox to Buy Richemont’s Net-a-Porter Unit for $775M

The combined company will have more heft in the market as competition intensifies in web retailing of luxury goods

Investcorp Picks Up For-Profit School Owner Nobel Learning

The private equity firm sold Mergers & Acquisitions' publisher SourceMedia and Berlin Packaging recently

HGGC Thrived in Transition to Reap PRIVATE EQUITY FIRM OF THE YEAR

The firm raised a new fund and closed a slew of deals with a revamped management team that includes CEO Rich Lawson, former 49ers QB Steve Young and former Bain exec Greg Benson

Stamps.com Buys Newell Rubbermaid's Endicia for $215M

Newell has bought and shed several business units over the past few years as it looks to increase profitability

Thoma Bravo Snagged TravelClick to Win DEAL OF THE YEAR

The PE firm’s purchase of TravelClick blended two game-changing trends: cloud computing and travel services

PE Firm Audax Adds Advertising with AllOver Media

The deal follows GTCR's acquisition of advertising business Fairway Media in January

The Buyside:
More India Companies On the Hunt for
U.S. Targets

Zomato’s plans to pick a “fight” with Yelp underscores new acquisitive attitude on the part of India-based buyers

E.W. Scripps Seeks $225M Loan Add-ons for Spin-Off

The plan comes as E.W. Scripps wraps up a merger with Journal Communications

Digirad Expands Medical Imaging Offerings with MD Office Solutions

The deal comes as companies bulk up on health care-related technology to meet increasing demand from the ACA

Bertram Recaps Clarus Glassboards, Takes Majority Stake

Bertram-backed Maxcess International made an acquisition in December

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