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Cybersecurity Firms Draw Buyers, as Hackers Invade Agencies, Campaigns and Companies
Yahoo’s alert of the largest known breach of user information comes in the midst of Verizon's acquisition, underscoring the need for IT due diligence and cybersecurity providers

M&A

Pruning Process: 7 Consumer Goods Producers Buy & Sell to Grow
Procter & Gamble sold Duracell and is divesting 40-plus beauty brands; Clorox sold car cleaners and bought Renew Life probiotics; General Mills sold Green Giant and bought Epic Provisions

Private Equity

The Riverside Co. Doubles Down on Small Businesses with Fourth Micro-Cap Fund
The PE firm has backed many small businesses, including The Dermatology Group, Kasasa by BancVue, and SafeBuilt

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Mergers & Acquisitions, Latest News

Viacom Wins Over Bond Investors Thanks to CBS Merger Talks

– National Amusements recently proposed that the two companies merge in an effort to revive MTV and Comedy Central

Nationwide is Acquiring Advisory Shop Jefferson National, Expanding Retirement Service Distribution

– Recent insurance buyers include AIG and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

Why Private Equity Firms and Strategic Buyers Love Pets

– Tractor Supply's purchase of Petsense and Smucker's acquisition of Gravy Train maker Big Heart Pet Brands from Vestar Capital leverage recurring revenue opportunities, from catnip to puppy pads

The Weekly Wrap: Accenture, Boston Scientific, Lanxess

– Accenture acquires DayNine; Boston Scientific purchases EndoChoice; Lanxess buys Chemtura

PE Firms Fundraising: Carlyle China, Lexington Middle Market and Others

– Varsity Healthcare Partners is also raising a fund

Thoma Bravo Continues to Bet on Tech with Purchase of Parking Provider T2 Systems

– The PE firm has previously backed Bomgar, Elemica and Qlik

Viacom Re-Coupling Would Give CBS’s Les Moonves Paramount Pictures, and a Chance to Revive MTV and Comedy Central

– Reunited with Viacom, CBS would rival Time Warner and 21st Century Fox in size and scope, spanning broadcasting, cable TV and motion pictures

Cybersecurity Firms Draw Buyers, as Hackers Invade Agencies, Campaigns and Companies

– The Yahoo breach, whether caused by criminals or spies, comes in the midst of Verizon's acquisition, underscoring the need for IT due diligence and the rising value of cybersecurity providers

PE Firm SFW Backs Analytics Manager, as Retailers Turn to Data for Help

– Other related acquisitions have come from Blackstone, HGGC and StellaService

Two Perella Weinberg Veterans Start Asset Manager

– David Schiff and Andrew Dym founded Innovatus Capital Partners to focus on private debt and distressed companies

Medical Device Manufacturer Boston Scientific Purchases EndoChoice to Expand Endoscopy Division

– Recent medical technology buyers include Natus, Auris Surgical and Patricia Industries

Arsenal-Backed PSG Grows Chemical Additives Unit with Tire Adhesive Maker

– Arsenal has made other coating sector deals including: Burtin Polymer, Premium Spray and IPS Polymer

Accenture Adds DayNine, Expanding Cloud Services

– The global professional services provider has been on a buying spree, picking up: ClientHouse, Cloud Sherpas, CRMWaypoint, New Energy Group, Redcore and Tquila

Dealmaker's Guide to the Election: Where Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Stand on 5 Middle-Market Issues

– Trade regulations and labor relations provide differences that may affect the middle market when choosing between the candidates, who debated face to face for the first time on Sept. 26

People Moves: Heidi Deiner Elected Chair for NY Chapter of ACG, Nick Speer Promoted to Partner at the Riverside Co.

– Other developments include Daniel Yergin joining Carlyle as a senior adviser

Natus Buys Danish Maker of Hearing Aids, as Medical Device M&A Heats Up

– Patricia Industries, Auris Surgical Robotics and Johnson & Johnson, have made recent healthcare transactions

Roark Capital’s Stake in Jimmy John’s Reinvigorates PE Interest in Restaurant M&A, Says Duff & Phelps' Josh Benn

– Capital-efficient franchise business models, including CiCi’s Pizza, Wetzel’s Pretzels, and PepperJax Grill, have added to the positive sentiment

Lanxess Buys Chemtura in Additives Push

– Bayer and Dow Chemical also have similar pending deals

Retail Data Providers Merge, as E-Commerce Continues to Shake Up the Retail Industry

– As retailers, such as American Apparel, struggle, the companies that provide data about them consolidate

B&G Deploys Cash Raised in Public Offering to Soak up Seasonings from ACH

– The purchase follows other food acquisitions by B&G including Mama Mary’s, Rickland Orchards and Green Giant

Twitter to Get Bids Soon, Says CNBC, As Once High-Flying Social Network Fails to Attract New Users

– Google and Salesforce.com are said to be among the bidders

The Weekly Wrap: Allergan, Pharos, Vista

– Allergan acquires Tobira; Pharos backs TechLab; Vista invests in Infoblox

PE Firms Fundraising: Francisco Partners, KKR Custom Equity and Others

– PE Firms Fundraising: Francisco Partners, KKR Custom Equity and Others

Patricia Industries Buys Diagnostics Specialist Laborie Medical from Audax

– Laborie makes diagnostic tools, including ultrasound scanners for bladders

Southwire Acquires United Copper, Leveraging Uptick in Construction Industry

– Others involved in construction-driven transactions include: United Subcontractors, PowderCoat Services, Apollo Global and Hardwoods Distribution

The Riverside Co. Doubles Down on Small Businesses with Fourth Micro-Cap Fund

– The PE firm has backed many small businesses, including The Dermatology Group, Kasasa by BancVue, and SafeBuilt

Allergan, Gilead, Attack Nash Liver Illness From All Sides

– Allergan has plans to buy Tobira and Gilead previously bought a drug from Nimbus

Pharos Capital Acquires TechLab, Healthcare Deals Rise

– Recent medical diagnostic deals include Danaher, Johnson & Johnson and Zimmer Biomet

Allergan Buys Tobira to Gain Liver Drug

– Allergan has a deal in place for Vitae, after the merger with Pfizer got called off

Minorities, Women “Grossly Under-Represented” in Capital Markets, says Robert L. Johnson

– The creator of Black Entertainment Television (BET), who has thrived in private equity and real estate, talks about his latest launch, a middle-market investment bank

Vista Equity Buys Network Service Provider Infoblox, as Cybersecurity Deals Continue

– The transaction follows deals by TPG, Thoma Bravo and Accenture

Tech Data Buys Avnet’s IT Solutions Group, Expands in Asia

– The purchase follows tech acquisitions from Accel-KKR, L Squared and TPG

Can Robert L. Johnson Do for Investment Banking What He’s Done for Media, Private Equity and Hotel REITs?

– The RLJ Way: Vision, strategic capital (like John Malone in BET) and talented management

CPPIB Acquires Ascot, AIG Sells Stake

– AIG has in a deal place to sell United Guaranty to Arch Capital

PE Firms Fundraising: Pacific Lake, Soundcore Capital and Others

– Align Capital is also raising a fund