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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

Health Care
WCG Buys Partners for Medical Education

The target provides patient programs and educational materials for people living with rare diseases, chronic illnesses and life threatening conditions

WCG has acquired Partners for Medical Education Inc. (PME) for an undisclosed amount.

PME delivers patient programs and educational materials for people living with rare diseases, chronic illnesses and life-threatening conditions.

San Francisco-based WCG is a communications firm that is part of W2O Group, a group of marketing, communications, research and development companies that focus on business services. They include Twist Mktg, W2O Digital and BrewLife, which was launched on Jan. 6.

The deal should expand WCG’s direct-to-patient advocacy and education offerings for its healthcare clients.

 

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