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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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


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:
Vermilion Closes $76M ZaZa Purchase in Latest Energy Deal

Vermilion bought working interests in the Paris basin

Vermilion REP SAS has completed its purchase of ZaZa Energy Corp.’s (Nasdaq: ZAZA) French assets for $76 million.

The assets cover 24,300 acres and the working interests in the Sant Firmin, Chateaurenard, Courtenay, Chuelles and Charmottes fields in the Paris basin.

Vermilion REP is a subsidiary of Vermilion Energy Inc., a Calgary-based oil and gas producer.

Houston-based ZaZa used half of he proceeds to pay down part of its senior secured notes.

For more on energy M&A see “Fracking Fuels Energy Deals” and “Special Report: Energy M&A on Fire in December.” 


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