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Corporate Interest Tax Deduction Cut Would Create “Significant Risks” for the Middle Market
Eliminating the CIT deduction would lead to a 6.3 percent drop in equity value for U.S. middle-market companies, finds new study conducted by RGL Forensics and the ACG

New Hires and Promotions

People Moves: Bradley, Herzberg, Medor
Keith Bradley is Swiss Watch's new CEO; Uri Herzberg gets promoted at Debevoise; Rich Medor (pictured) gets hired by Accordion Partners

Private Equity

PE Firms Fundraising: Carlyle Asia, KKR Americas and Others
Sequel Capital is also raising a fund

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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

Tech, Media & Telecom

Thermo Fisher Scientific to Buy Electron Microscope Maker FEI


In April, Thermo Fisher bought Affymetrix, adding technology used by scientists and biologists to analyze specimens at the cellular and genetic level

MGT Capital Acquires Assets of Demonsaw, Following D-Vasive Purchase


Cryptosoft, FireEye and Thycotic have made cybersecurity deals

AT&T’s Surprise Yahoo Bid Puts Pressure on Verizon’s Ambitions


Video is a new revenue source for wireless service providers: AT&T bought DirecTV; Yahoo’s investments in video include the purchase of BrightRoll and content relationships with MLB, NHL and PGA

Bregal Sagemount Acquires Financial Services Data Provider


As part of the deal, Discovery Data purchased Meridian-IQ

HP Spins Off Services Unit, Merges it with CSC


HP Enterprise CEO Meg Whitman has been streamlining the company, including exiting the PC and printer business in 2015, to focus on selling hardware and software to corporations

TransDigm Adds Behrman-Backed Aircraft Components Maker DDC


Other aerospace purchases have come from AE Industrial Partners, Liberty Hall and MTS Systems

Siris Capital Stays Active, Takes Mobile Software Developer Xura Private


After the PE firm raised its third fund, Siris recently completed its buyout of PGI

National Security Essential to Cross-Border M&A


In this guest article, BDO’s John Lash says defense and security companies are most likely to come under scrutiny

Genstar Backs Real Estate Software Provider Accruent


Retailers such as Abercrombie, American Apparel and Sears have been facing challenges with their real estate holdings

AT&T Boosts DirecTV Mobile with Purchase of Madison Dearborn-Backed Quickplay


The addition of the video streamer follows acquisitions from Amazon Web Services and Rovi

Warren Buffett’s Bid for Yahoo: All About Media Assets


Buffett backed Capital Cities/ABC Inc. in the 1980s, and current holdings include dozens of newspapers and a Miami TV station

Lincoln Electric Expands Global Reach with Robot Maker


The purchase of Vizient comes after Arlington, Auris and Rockwell announced deals in the sector

Clearlake Capital Buys Data Protection Software Provider from Thoma Bravo


Similar deals have come from SuperCom and TA Associates

University of Phoenix Owner Apollo Education Approves Higher Buyout Offer


Activist shareholders Alberta Investment Management and Schroders previously rallied to halt the original deal, arguing it undervalued the target

Waud Capital-Backed CyberGrants Acquires Volunteer Management Software Provider JK Group


Oracle and Warburg Pincus also made deals in the software space

Hellman & Friedman Buys Health Care Network Provider MultiPlan


GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, and Leonard Green & Partners, will also invest along with Hellman & Friedman.

Warburg Pincus Acquires Majority Stake in Urgent-Care Software Developer DocuTap


Health care tech companies prove attractive targets, including recent purchases of Mainspring, Netsmart and MedeAnalytics

IMS Health to Merge with Quintiles, as Drug Makers Seek Business Process Improvements


The deal brings together two of the biggest providers of data about the pharmaceutical industry

Oracle Follows Up Textura Deal with Utilities Software Provider Opower


The target works with power and energy companies including Consolidated Edison, National Grid and Pepco

Apollo-Led Group Raises Bid for Apollo Education, Owner of University of Phoenix


Activist shareholders Alberta Investment Management and Schroders rallied to halt the original deal, arguing it undervalued the education provider known for online learning

Amazon Web Services Accelerated M&A With Elemental to Win Deal of the Year


The leader in cloud services, AWS recently announced it would buy Nice

Rovi Acquires DVR Pioneer TiVo


Rovi added voice search provider Veveo in 2014

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