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Dr. Oz's Sharecare Expands in Mobile Health with Feingold Acquisition
The target develops technology to analyze emotions of users

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Turnaround Tuesday: Another Troubled Retailer, Joe's Jeans, Negotiates with Lenders

– The company's CEO resigned in January and it has yet to integrate a company, Hudson Jeans, which it bought in 2013

Distressed Company Watch List

– See which companies have recently indicated doubt about continuing as going concerns in SEC filings, including Cryoport and Joe's Jeans

The Colony Group Adds CapGroup Advisors

– Provident Financial and Lucia Capital have also made wealth management deals recently

Bertram Recaps Clarus Glassboards, Takes Majority Stake

– Bertram-backed Maxcess International made an acquisition in December

Arsenal-Backed Coatings Group Accella Makes Another Add-On Acquisition

– The deal comes after the business bought Zeus Tyrefill, Arnco and Pathway Polymers

Citigroup Sells OneMain to Springleaf, Marking “Milestone in the Simplification” of the Bank

– CEO Michael Corbat has continued to dismantle the bank, which has sold more than 60 businesses and $700 billion of assets

PayPal Steps Up Mobile Wallet Game with Paydiant Acquisition

– The Paydiant acquistion comes 14 months after PayPal's deal for Braintree, which owns mobile payment company Venmo

Cressey Invests in Dental Services Group

– The acquisition comes as dentist and physician groups continue to merge

People Moves of the Week: Venable, Greenbriar Equity, Barnes & Thornburg

– Venable hires two advisers from Baker & McKenzie; Greenbriar taps new managing director; Barnes & Thornburg names David Cornwell, a go-to lawyer for athletes, a partner

Boston Scientific Buys Endo Men’s Health Unit for $1.6B

– The portfolio includes products for treating urologic conditions, including benign prostatic hyperplasia, male stress urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction

Recruiter Korn Ferry Closes Pivot Leadership Acquisition

– The transaction follows Thoma Bravo-backed Deltek's deal for HRsmart

NXP Buying Freescale Turns Semiconductor Challengers Into Giant

– The deal is the biggest in almost nine years for the chip industry, since the last time Freescale was acquired

As Medical Device Deals Persevere, Blue Wolf Takes Majority Stake in North American Rescue

– Other recent medical device transactions have come from Cardinal Health, Cyberonics and Sorin Spa

Cardinal Health Buys Johnson & Johnson’s Cordis Unit for $1.94B

– The purchase of the medical-device maker will be financed with a combination of $1B in new senior unsecured notes

Cloud Chasing: Check out the March Issue of Mergers & Acquisitions

– Thoma Bravo and other PE firms and strategic buyers are snatching up cloud services in our March cover story

The Weekly Wrap: Stifel, Catamaran, Deltek

– Stifel buys Sterne Agee; Catamaran acquires Healthcare Solutions; Deltek picks up HRsmart

11 Companies for Sale

– See which company has recently hit the auction block, including Cushman & Wakefield and Atkins

Latest PE Fundraising Efforts

– See which private equity firms have been raising capital, including Abraaj, BlackRock and SFW Capital

WeddingWire Ties the Knot with European Rival

– The purchase of Wedding Planning allows the buyer to enter Europe and Latin America

Barnes & Noble Will Spin Off Its College-Bookstore Business

– The split comes six years after the retailer purchased the division from company founder Len Riggio for $514M

Plains All American Expands Oil & Gas Services With Acquisition

– The oil company is buying Legion Terminals, which owns an unfinished oil terminal in North Dakota’s Williston Basin

Catamaran Acquires Brazos-Backed Healthcare Solutions

– PE firm Brazos formed the target when it combined Cypress Care and Procura Management in 2007

Thoma Bravo-Backed Deltek Buys HRsmart

– In 2014 the company acquired Sohnar, a cloud-based software business

Dr. Oz's Sharecare Expands in Mobile Health with Feingold Acquisition

– The target develops technology to analyze emotions of users

Iberdrola Agrees to Buy UIL for $3 Billion to Expand in U.S.

– Power companies are hunting for acquisitions as they seek to cut costs after $200B of deals were completed in 2014, the highest since 2007

SFX Founder Robert Sillerman Proposes Take-Private Deal

– The music festival producer has made a string of acquisitions, including Monumental Productions, Flavorus, React Presents and Beatport

Medical-Device Makers Cyberonics, Sorin to Form U.K. Company

– The new business will be domiciled in the U.K., which has a lower corporate tax rate than the U.S.

PE Firms May Eye VC-Backed Cloud Migration Startups

– New companies such as Apprenda, Cloudhouse Technologies and Corent may prove attractive targets

Building on Home Health Momentum, Almost Family Buys WillCare HealthCare

– Madison Dearborn and AxelaCare have also made home health acquisitions recently

SpecialtyCare To Buy Bankrupt ProNerve, Building on Health Care Tech M&A

– The target filed for Ch. 11 on Feb. 24 to facilitate the sale

Running Specialty Buys Another Retailer

– The Finish Line division acquired Striders and Run Colorado previously

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Buys Oklahoma Brokerage

– The firm previously acquired Prudential Premier Realtors and Prudential Waterfront Properties

Saw Mill-Backed Janus Acquires Steel Storage Europe

– The steel-door manufacturer has been backed by the PE firm since 2013

Distressed Company Watch List

– See which companies have recently indicated doubt about continuing as going concerns in SEC filings, including Arkanova Energy and GelTech Solutions

Ebsco Capital Buys PE-Backed All Current Electrical

– The deal marks an exit for High Road Capital Partners