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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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5 Technologies Drive Health Care M&A

By Allison Collins

A wave of consolidation is being spurred by innovations including specialized software, says GEs Mike Jackman

Early-Stage Deal Flow Grew in June, but the Pace Slowed

By Mary Kathleen Flynn

At the start of summer, June often proves a challenging month for M&A

Dealmakers Expect Gains in TMT M&A

By Mary Kathleen Flynn

Tech, media and telecom is slated to out-pace the overall market but not the health care or manufacturing sectors

First Half of 2014 Best for M&A in 3 Years

By Mary Kathleen Flynn and Anthony Noto

The positive predictions for 2014 are coming true, with the first six months of the year generating more middle-market deals than the same periods in 2012 and 2013

Wrap Up M&A Flourished in First 6 Months of 2014

A list of completed deals in the first half of 2014 show manufacturing, health care and pharmaceuticals to be among the most active sectors

CNBC Host Marcus Lemonis and Dippin' Dots Owner Aim to Save Bankrupt Crumbs

By Allison Collins

The cupcake chain closed all stores on July 7

Buyers Eye Smart-Home Appliance Makers

By Anthony Noto

For mid-market companies, potential acquirers include AT&T, Johnson Controls, Samsung and Schneider Electric

Lenders Show Love for Packaging

By Allison Collins

Packaging acquisitions are generally attractive to investors, according to Quad-C partner Frank Winslow

PE Firms Focus on ESG

By Danielle Fugazy

Limited partners insist increasingly that PE firms pay attention to environmental, social and corporate governance issues

7 Points to Hiring an I-Bank

By James Hill, Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff LLP

James Hill of Benesch delves into several aspects of engaging a financial adviser, including termination and fees

Prospect on the Prowl in Smaller Segments

By Anthony Noto

Professionalizing small businesses is the mantra of the lower middle market, explains Maneesh Chawla, principal