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

Expert's Corner

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


State Street, Moelis, TA Associates
State Street appoints new head of Asia Pacific; Moelis taps former Congressman Eric Cantor; TA adds Clara Jackson to the PE firm's roster

Digital Edition


Fund of Funds, Lender

ESOP, Recapitalization

Agriculture, Natural Resources

New York, Hong Kong

Northeast US, Asia/Pacific

United States, Canada


People Database

Exclusive data on top players in capital markets

Neil Dhar


Firm: PricewaterhouseCoopers

In the news: Rising IPO Tide Lifts All Boats



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Vitamins, Minerals and Supplements Feed Consumers and Deals

By Allison Collins

Buyers from a wide range of industries capitalize on consumer appetite for Muscle Milk, Slim-Fast, Soylent and other nutrition supplements

Rising IPO Tide Lifts All Boats

By Danielle Fugazy

Private equity backed mid-market companies, including Superior Drilling Products, Vital Therapies and Zoe's Kitchen, are benefiting from the best climate for public debuts since 2000

How to Leverage Social Media in Dealmaking

By Mary Kathleen Flynn

Axialís Sam Jacobs provides tips to use specialized social networks to meet, interact, communicate and transact

Early-Stage Deal Flow Picked Up in July

By Mary Kathleen Flynn

The July expansion suggests the momentum seen in the first half of 2014 may continue in the second half

Expansion in Energy M&A Lags Overall Market and Other High-Growth Sectors

By Mary Kathleen Flynn

The relatively low scores for multiples suggest that prices in the energy sector are flattening out

EuroGrowth 2014: Cross-Border Connections

By Mary Kathleen Flynn

As middle-market dealmaking becomes more global, the ACG-hosted event looks to prepare pros for future challenges

In-Tweet Shopping Inspires Dealmaking

By Anthony Noto

Twitter's Nathan Hubbard helms a deal that shows how M&A for social media companies is evolving, with Facebook not far behind

More BDCs Mean More Competition for Loans

By Allison Collins

Monroe Capitalís Aaron Peck and others explore the opportunities and challenges of BDCs at AM&AA's Summer Conference

Procurement Analysis Drives Post M&A Savings

By Bill Pumphrey, Insight Sourcing Group

Thorough analysis and objectivity are keys to success when looking to maximize savings, says Bill Pumphrey of Insight Sourcing Group

Key Middle-Market Deals Completed in July

A list of completed M&A deals throughout the month of July

ESOP Candidates Consider Strategic Buyers

By Allison Collins

An Employee Stock Ownership Plan works for the most altruistic of sellers, while having a strategic buyer leads to a higher valuation, says Lincoln International's Robert Brown and other experts at AM&AA Summer Conference

Turnaround Tuesday: Kardashian Beauty Brand Developer May Need to Restructure, Sell Assets

By Allison Collins

BoldFace, which licenses the likenesses of TV stars, including Kanye West's recent bride Kim Kardashian, says there is substantial doubt about continuing without liquidation

Cardtronics Continues Buying Spree With Welch ATM

By Anthony Noto

The deal comes on the heels of eGlobal's acquiring the assets of ATM service The Best There Is Inc.

Medical Tech Targets Among Factors Spurring M&A Pickup

Medical devices and health care technologies are among the most heated sectors, says Jay Jester, managing director, Audax Group, who expects the second half of 2014 to yield even more M&A than the active first two quarters. For more, see "First Half of 2014 Best for M&A in 3 Years," and the August cover story "5 Technologies Drive Health Care M&A."