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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

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

Primedia Purchases Rent.com from eBay

The TPG Capital-backed company already owns ApartmentGuide.com, Rentals.com and RentalHouses.com

Primedia Inc., the Norcross, Ga. publisher of apartment and rental home listings, purchased Rent.com from eBay Inc. for an undisclosed price.

The deal brings Rent.com under the same roof as other real estate web properties, including ApartmentGuide.com, Rentals.com and RentalHouses.com.

The transaction is expected to close during the second quarter. TPG Capital assumed control of Primedia through a taking-private deal last May valued at $525 million.

Rent.com was founded in 2000 and was acquired by eBay in February 2005. San Jose, Calif.-based eBay is looking to move away from classified businesses and listings and acquire more e-commerce companies.

 

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