ACG to Spice Things Up, Cajun-Style, at InterGrowth 2016
David Axelrod, former adviser to President Obama, and Ana Navarro, former adviser to Sen. John McCain and Gov. Jeb Bush, are scheduled to speak at the May gathering in New Orleans


Marketers Go Digital, Attracting Buyers
Accenture, IBM and Web.com have made acquisitions, following migration to social media sites and mobile devices

Strategic Buyers

Newell Rubbermaid Capped Growth Strategy with Beloved Elmer’s Glue, Sealing Strategic Buyer of the Year
The company also agreed to buy Yankee Candle owner and sold some non-core businesses

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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

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

TPG Takes Stake in IT Staffing Firm Frank Recruitment

The target--which operates Nigel Frank, Mason Frank, Churchill Frank, and Washington Frank--was acquired from Livingbridge

Oracle Adds Cloud-Services Company Textura

Recent targets in the sector have included Elemental Technologies, FPX and Cvent

HGGC, Led by CEO Rich Lawson, Backs Software Provider FPX

The PE firm recently invested in Instantly and exited Serena Software

Gannett Proposes to Buy Tribune Publishing

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, San Diego Union-Tribune and the Free Lance-Star have recently been acquired

The Weekly Wrap: Apax, Auris Surgical, Vista

Apax buys Duck Creek; Auris Surgical purchases Hansen Medical; Vista acquires Cvent

Cryptosoft Adds to Technology M&A Wave with DeviceAuthority

Recent deals in cybersecurity include purchases by SuperCom, FireEye and Thycotic

Smiths Buys Bomb-Detection Technology Company Morpho to Tap Terror Threat

Similar deals include Caci International’s purchase of L-3 National Security

Auris Surgical Robotics Buys Hansen Medical, as Robots Take Off

Recent robot deals have come from Arlington Capital, Omron and Rockwell

Printer Maker Lexmark to Be Bought by Apex, PAG Asia

Apax, Autodesk and Vista Equity have recently made technology deals

Yahoo, led by Marissa Mayer, Tops Estimates While Focus Turns to Sale Process

Verizon, private equity-firm TPG and YP Holdings LLC were among the first round of bidders for the Yahoo’s Internet operations, say sources

Apax Takes Majority Stake in Accenture’s Duck Creek, as Software Developers Attract Buyers

The private equity firm is acquiring the position from Accenture, which will hold a minority share

Autodesk Grows 3D Technology Services with Acquisition of Solid Angle

Solid Angle's image renderer was used in the making of Birdman, which won the 2015 Academy Award for Best Picture and starred Michael Keaton

Vista Equity Buys Cvent to Boost Tech Offering

Apax Partners and Carlyle have been active buyers in the cloud sector

Marketers Go Digital, Attracting Buyers

Accenture, IBM and Web.com have made acquisitions, following migration to social media sites and mobile devices

Mitel Buys Polycom to Grow in Video Conferences

The acquisition comes on the heels of Siris Capital's take-private deal for Premiere Global

Charter Chief Meets FCC Chair, as Investors Bet on TWC Merger

The cable provider agreed to buy the target along with Bright House in 2015

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