Wrap Up

First Half of 2014 Best for M&A in 3 Years
Positive predictions for 2014 are coming true, with the first six months of the year generating more deals than the same periods in 2012 and 2013

Expert's Corner

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

People Moves of the Week

Brown Gibbons Lang, Cantor Fitzgerald, Wilmington Trust
Brown Gibbons Lang taps corporate M&A specialist; Cantor Fitzgerald names head of media investment banking; Wilmington Trust brings in BNY Mellon vets Julie Balerna and Deb Daniello

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Covidien Picks up Medical Device Maker Sapheon

Aug 28, 2014

The buyer won Mergers & Acquisitions M&A Mid-Market Strategic Buyer of the Year award for 2012 after a string of medical device purchases

AllOver Media Adds Gas Station Radio

Aug 28, 2014

In May, AllOver Media bought Trans Media Group

Tau Therapeutics and Xdynia Merge into Cancer/Neurology Group

Aug 28, 2014

The move comes as drug companies have been looking to acquire innovative cancer treatments

KKR, Borealis Buy 9 Shipping Vessels

Aug 28, 2014

The two companies, through Embarcadero Maritime, have invested about $100M on 27 vessels

Radiant Oil Takes Over Gulf Coast Energy Project

Aug 27, 2014

Other recent oil and gas transactions have come from Riverstone, Barlcays Natural, Temasek and Valero

PE-Backed DLC Buys Beacon Resources

Aug 27, 2014

The deal combines two California financing and accounting staffing firms

Brentwood Picks up PE-Backed Marshall Retail Group

Aug 27, 2014

This is the second time seller ICV has exited the casino and airport retailer, after selling it in 2005 and repurchasing it in 2008

J.H. Whitney Buys Aerospace Parts Group

Aug 27, 2014

The deal follows other aerospace transactions by Valence Technologies and Vance Street Capital

Roper Buys IPA from Riverside Partners

Aug 27, 2014

The deal follows health care transactions from Genstar Capital and Graham Partners

Riverside Adds to Deal Spree with DMA Acquisition

Aug 26, 2014

Earlier this month Riverside bought two e-learning companies, Lixipol and Grace Hill

Distressed Company Watch List

Aug 26, 2014

See which companies have recently indicated doubt about continuing as going concerns in SEC filings, including Altair and Sunwin Stevia

Riverstone, Barclays, Temasek Invest $525M in Norwegian Oil Exploration Company

Aug 26, 2014

The move comes after Riverstone partnered with KKR to form an oil company

Turnaround Tuesday: EveryWare Subsidiary Sells Unit to Hilco

Aug 26, 2014

The sale comes after the company got a $20M PE investment

Sonoco Pays $383M for Weidenhammer Packaging

Aug 25, 2014

The move comes during a period of increased consolidation in the industry, with other transactions by Oak Hill Capital and Rhone Capital

Crimson Investment Closes Aqua-Chem Deal

Aug 25, 2014

The transaction marks an exit for Altus Capital Partners, which invested in the water-treatment company in 2006

Sonata Software Buys Travel Software Rezopia

Aug 25, 2014

The Indian IT company is also pickig up Xyka, the primary service provider to Rezopia's software

Clayton Dubilier & Rice Invests $600M in Energy-Services Provider CHC

Aug 22, 2014

The PE firm, which owns David's Bridal and John Deere Landscapes, will control 45 percent of the energy-services company

Riverside Expands in E-Learning, Picks up Lexipol

Aug 22, 2014

The PE firm also recently bought training group Grace Hill

IPC Adds Two Physician Groups as Consolidation Continues

Aug 22, 2014

The move follows the health care group's acquisition of Eastside Medical in May

Arcadis Builds Up with PE-backed Architecture Firm Callison

Aug 21, 2014

The move follows design firm Foster + Partners' purchase of full company control from 3i

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