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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

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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

Roundtable

Financial Services Companies Heat Up M&A Market
Speakers from Flexpoint Ford, Genstar Capital, Baird Capital, Madison Capital Funding and Katten Muchin Rosenman discuss the various factors playing a role in M&A activity within the financial services space

Expert's Corner

Pursuing Pharma Manufacturing
The fragmented pharmaceutical manufacturing industry provides plenty of opportunities for private equity investors, says JLL Partners founder Paul Levy

Tech, Media & Telecom: I-5 Buys Rights to Cat Fancy

The newly-formed publisher also bought the rights to Dog Fancy, Pet Product News International and other brands owned by BowTie

I-5 Publishing LLC has acquired the books, magazines and websites of BowTie Inc., which includes brands like Cat Fancy and Dog Fancy.

BowTie’s magazines include Horse Illustrated, Urban Farm, Pet Product News International. Its websites include AnimalNetwork.com and DogChannel.com, while its book brands include “Dog Heroes of September 11th” and “The Original Dog Bible.”

Irvine, Calif.-based I-5 is a joint venture formed by David Fry and Mark Harris. Harris is the co-founder of National Publisher Services, a publishing manager, and Fry is the chief technology officer of Fry Communications, a privately-held integrated communications company.

The company plans to form partnerships with brands to expand its offerings. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

 

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