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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

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Financial Services Companies Heat Up M&A Market
Speakers from Flexpoint Ford, Genstar Capital, Baird Capital, Madison Capital Funding and Katten Muchin Rosenman discuss the various factors playing a role in M&A activity within the financial services space

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Pursuing Pharma Manufacturing
The fragmented pharmaceutical manufacturing industry provides plenty of opportunities for private equity investors, says JLL Partners founder Paul Levy

Today's Transactions:
Ziff Davis Buys AskMen.com Owner, IGN

IGN’s properties include AskMen.com, IGN.com and 1UP.com

Ziff Davis Inc. has purchased IGN Entertainment, a video game and entertainment company, from News Corp. (Nasdaq: NWS).

IGN’s properties include IGN.com, UGO.com, 1UP.com and AskMen.com. Ziff owns pcmag.com, Geek.com and Toolbox.com.

IGN’s content geared towards men ages 18 to 34, which should give the group’s advertisers access to a larger audience.

New York-based Ziff is a subsidiary of J2 Global Inc. (Nasdaq: JCOM), a company that provides Internet services and owns digital media properties. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. 

For more on the video game industry, see "Kabam to Continue Buying Smaller Video Game Rivals."

 

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