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M&A Dips in August, but 2014 is Still Beating 2012 and 2013
Despite a summer slowdown, the first eight months of 2014 produced more completed deals than the same period in the previous two years

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How to Leverage Social Media in Dealmaking
Axial’s Sam Jacobs provides tips to use specialized social networks to meet, interact, communicate and transact

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Tax-Inversion Deals Increase Despite Criticism
Canada's 26.5 percent corporate tax rate is luring Burger King to ditch Miami headquarters

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News

Hormel's Purchase of Muscle Milk Maker Was Among August's Notable Deals


The middle market closed 168 deals in August, fewer than in July

Plugging into Software


Technology companies are attracting more interest from private equity firms as software-sharing becomes more commonplace

Neiman Marcus Buys Mytheresa.com


The deal allows the retailer to expand in Europe, the Middle East and Asia

Comark Adds Automation Group Nematron


The buyer is backed by PE firm JMC Capital

Ronald Perelman’s Scientific Games Buys Bally Technologies as Gaming Equipment Industry Consolidates


In 2013, Bally bought SHFL Entertainment for $1.3B, and Scientific Games purchased WMS Industries for about $1.5B

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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

Customers Reign


Marketers should work with customers during the product-development process

SFX Spree Spotlights Fast-Growing Genre


Five deals, the largest being the $130 million acquisition of ID&T, have expanded the buyer's presence in the electronic dance market

Carlyle to Pump Up Dr. Dre's Beats Electronics


The PE firm purchased a minority stake in Andre Young's audio brand with the hopes of expanding it overseas

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

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