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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

Cisco To Spend $1.2B for Meraki

Buying the cloud technology firm continues Cisco's 2012 acquisition streak

Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO) agreed to buy Meraki, a San Francisco-based cloud-technology firm, for roughly $1.2 billion.

Meraki, a cloud-network infrastructure company with offices in New York, London, and Mexico, will be folded into Cisco's Unified Access business.

This is the latest deal for San Jose, Calif.-based Cisco, which has announced several deals over the course of 2012.

On Nov. 15, Cisco picked up software company Cloupia for $125 million in cash. In May, Cisco purchased Truviso Inc., a privately held company in Foster City, Calif. that provides network data analysis and reporting software, for an undisclosed price. And in March, it bought digital video technology company NDS Group Ltd. from News Corp. and private equity firm Permira for about $5 billion.

 

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