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ACG New York Women of Leadership - Entrepreneur Series
Barbara Bradley Baekgaard, founder of Vera Bradley (Nasdaq: VRA), is the latest in a series of entrepreneurs highlighted at ACG New York Women of Leadership events. Photo credit: Robert Blumenfeld

Watercooler

GTCR, Hormel, the Riverside Co-CEOs and Others Win M&A Mid-Market Awards
Amid a slow and challenging year for dealmaking, the winners of Mergers & Acquisitions’ 7th Annual M&A Mid-Market Awards outpaced the competition to grow, innovate and lead the middle market

Dealmakers

The Buyside:
Disney, Warner Bros. Seek Next-Gen YouTubes

Traditional Hollywood studios such as Disney and Warner Bros. are seeking next-generation YouTube content providers

The Buyside

Activist Investors Dig Into Mid Market
Spurred on by the high-profile success of Carl Icahn and others, a growing crop of firms is looking further downstream

Today’s Transactions:
3D Systems Buys Geomagic

Geomagic provides 3-D software that can be used to inspect products

3D Systems (NYSE: DDD) will buy Geomagic Inc., a company that provides 3-D services.

Morrisville, N.C.-based Geomagic’s services include design, sculpt and scan software tools that can be used to create 3-D content and inspect products throughout the design process. 3D Systems expects the acquisition to grow its 3D content-to-print business.

3D Systems, headquartered in Rock Hill, S.C., also plans to expand its range of 3-D services to include new manufacturing and consumer applications through the acquisition. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.

For more coverage on 3D Systems, read “3D Technology Spurs M&A Activity.”

 

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