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Buyer Beware: Look Under the IT Hood
The state and scalability of a target's infrastructure are important factors to assess before buying, says Paranet's David Boone

Financial Services

Lower Middle-Market Dealmakers Flock to Chicago for AM&AA Summer Conference
Highlights include keynote speeches from Jones Day's Andrew Sherman and CohnReznik's Patrick O'Keefe and a Chicago Cubs game at Wrigley Field

Consumer Goods & Retail

Samsonite Continues Deal Spree with $85M Gregory Mountain Products Buy
After buying Speck and Lipault earlier in 2014, the luggage maker increased its credit facility while it evaluates other targets

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Shutterfly Said to Hire Qatalyst to Seek Buyers for Site


Shutterfly has made several acquisitions in recent years, including MyPublisher, ThisLife and Penguin Digital

Kroger Takes in Vitacost, Leveraging Increased Appetite for Supplements and E-Commerce


In another recent supplements transaction, Hormel agreed to buy Muscle Milk

Architecture Firm Foster + Partners Buys Back Stake from 3i


The firm, which designed Apple's U.S. headquarters and airports in Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar and Panama, as well as Millennium Bridge in London, is transitioning to a partnership model

Evolution Invests in Training Group Cascade Healthcare


Investment firm Bowside Capital provided additional equity financing for the deal

Turnaround Tuesday: WPCS Defaults on Note Terms


The engineering company and bitcoin trading service developer has been selling assets, including operations in Seattle, to increase working capital

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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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