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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

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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

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

Today's Transactions:
IBM Acquires Star Analytics

Star Analytics makes software that integrates information for businesses

IBM Corp. (NYSE: IBM) is buying Star Analytics Inc., a business analysis company.

Redwood City, Calif.-based Star makes software that automatically integrates information, reporting applications and business intelligence tools.

IBM expects the deal to advance its business analytics initiatives. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.

In October, IBM closed a deal for Texas Memory Systems, a company that sells data-storage devices. In August, the company agreed to buy recruiting service Kenexa Corp. for $1.3 billion. Kenexa also helps clients gather information. 

In December, IBM agreed to buy StoredIQ Inc., a company that develops software aimed to help litigators go through data. 

 

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