Wrap Up

M&A Dips in August, but 2014 is Still Beating 2012 and 2013
Despite a summer slowdown, the first eight months of 2014 produced more completed deals than the same period in the previous two years

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How to Leverage Social Media in Dealmaking
Axial’s Sam Jacobs provides tips to use specialized social networks to meet, interact, communicate and transact

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Tax-Inversion Deals Increase Despite Criticism
Canada's 26.5 percent corporate tax rate is luring Burger King to ditch Miami headquarters

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The deal comes as online photo website Shutterfly is reportedly seeking a buyer

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Technology companies are attracting more interest from private equity firms as software-sharing becomes more commonplace

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See which companies have recently indicated doubt about continuing as going concerns in SEC filings, including Cell Source, Dune Energy and Nord Resources

Turnaround Tuesday: Struggling Copper Mine Operator Nord Resources Reaches Forbearance Agreement After Default

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RLJ Lodging Adds Florida Hotel for $77M

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Sprague Pays $22M for Natural Gas Marketing Business

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The deal helps the energy company expand in the Mid-Atlantic region

United Stationers Diversifies with $130M Auto Parts Deal

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The company is buying Medco, one of several automotive aftermarket companies that have been sold lately

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