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Wrap Up

First Half of 2014 Best for M&A in 3 Years
Positive predictions for 2014 are coming true, with the first six months of the year generating more deals than the same periods in 2012 and 2013

People Moves of the Week

BTIG, D.A. Davidson, KeyBanc
BTIG taps two former Lazard execs; D.A. Davidson launches real estate team; KeyBanc drafts Anne-Marie Peterson to the firm's leveraged finance team

REAL ESTATE

BET Founder Continues Picking Up Hotels
RLJ Lodging, founded by Robert L. Johnson, recently paid about $50M for an Atlanta Hyatt

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Turnaround Tuesday: Struggling Shipping Group NewLead Plans to Fight Nasdaq Delisting


The company has defaulted on most of its loans, after spending 2011 and 2012 restructuring

Rotunda Capital Grabs Majority Stake in Amware Logistics


The deal follows the PE firm's January purchase of a stake in Discount Ramps

The Weekly Wrap: CD&R, Harman, Propel Capital


CD&R buys Healogics; Harman picks up AMX; Propel Capital acquires Summit Products and Citiblocs

The Weekly Wrap: Blucora, Hillshire Brands, Sumitomo


Blucora adds HowStuffWorks; Hillshire Brands buys Van's Natural; Sumitomo acquires Vaupell

The Weekly Wrap: Koppers, Certara, KPS


Koppers buys Osmose units; Certara acquires Synchrogenix; KPS picks up Anchor Glass

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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

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

6. XPO Logistics


The transportation services company cites M&A as the main generator of $900M in revenue across 89 locations

1. Avis Budget


The company began pushing its traditional rental boundaries at the start of 2013

Q2 2013:
Deal Flow Still Slow, but Hope Springs Eternal


Transaction closes are still taking a pause from the frenzied fourth quarter, but dealmakers say they’re starting to see an uptick

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