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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

Energy
Regency Buys Southern Union for $1.5B

The deal should allow Regency to expand its presence in the Permian Basin

Regency Energy Partners LP (NYSE: RGP) is buying Southern Union Gathering Co. LLC for $1.5 billion.

Southern Union owns Southern Union Gas Services LLC. The company was owned by Energy Transfer Equity LP (NYSE: ETE) and Energy Transfer Partners LP (NYSE: ETP).

The deal should expand Regency’s presence in the Permian Basin. The deal includes a 5,6000-mile gathering system and processing and treating facilities in Texas and New Mexico for natural gas and natural gas liquids.

Dallas-based Regency specializes in processing, treating, transporting and storage of natural gas and natural gas liquids.

J.P. Morgan (NYSE: JPM) acted as Regency’s financial adviser, while Locke Lord LLP handled legal matters. Evercore Partners acted legal counsel to Regency’s conflicts committee, while Akin Gum Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP provided legal counsel.

 

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