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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:
North Plains Buys Vyre

Vyre provides brand-asset management software

North Plains has acquired Vyre, a U.K.-based company that provides brand-asset management software and marketing-resource management.

Vyre is a software and service company that aims to grow brands.

Toronto-based North Plains aims to help companies leverage their visual media assets through digital and media asset management. The company is owned by Menlo Park, Calif. private equity firm Accel-KKR. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.

Accel-KKR’s other portfolio companies include CRS Retail Systems, Opera Solutions and Savista. The firm invested in Accellos Inc. in October.  

 

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