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

People Moves of the Week

BTIG, D.A. Davidson, KeyBanc
BTIG taps two former Lazard execs; D.A. Davidson launches real estate team; KeyBanc drafts Anne-Marie Peterson to the firm's leveraged finance team


BET Founder Continues Picking Up Hotels
RLJ Lodging, founded by Robert L. Johnson, recently paid about $50M for an Atlanta Hyatt

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ESOP, Recapitalization

Agriculture, Natural Resources

New York, Hong Kong

Northeast US, Asia/Pacific

United States, Canada


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In the news: People Moves of the Week: Barclays, Bryan Cave, Mayer Brown




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Hangzhou Tigermed Buys Baird-Backed Frontage Laboratories

Jul 31, 2014

Baird also recently sold American Auto Auction Group to PE firm Huron Capital Partners

Catterton Grabs Majority Stake in Jewelry Designer John Hardy from 3i

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Change Capital and HanesBrands have also recently made consumer goods investments

French Logistics Firm Norbert Dentressangle Expands in U.S. with $750M Deal for PE-Backed Jacobson

Jul 31, 2014

The target is being sold by Oak Hill Capital Partners

CCMP Pays $890M for Solvay's Eco Services Unit

Jul 31, 2014

The buyer recently bought a stake in the Hillman Companies

Nokia Picks Up Wireless Network Assets from Panasonic

Jul 31, 2014

The deal helps Finland-based Nokia expand in Japan

Nordstrom Buys Personalized Stylist Service Trunk Club

Jul 31, 2014

The retailer expects the move to help it integrate online and offline consumer experience

GTCR Adds to Health Care Tech M&A with Xifin Acquisition

Jul 30, 2014

Companies have been scooping up cloud-based software programs that aim to help health care groups simplify systems and create cost efficiencies. Pictured: Xifin CEO Lâle White

Pfizer Pays $635M for Vaccines

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The deal follow's the company's failed bid for AstraZeneca and acquisition of InnoPharma

PR Firm Allison + Partners Acquires Frause

Jul 30, 2014

The move follows another public relations merger – in June PE Firm GTCR combined PR firms Vocus and Cision. Pictured: Bob Frause, Frause CEO

Distressed Company Watch List

Jul 29, 2014

See which companies have recently indicated doubt about continuing as going concerns in SEC filings, including Cyclone Power, Blox and Immunoclin

Graham Partners Grabs Medical Device Group HemaSource

Jul 29, 2014

HemaSource acquired Medical Supplies of America's blood-plasma supplies unit in November

Bevcorp Buys Packaging Equipment Assets

Jul 29, 2014

Dealmaking in the packaging sector has heated up, with recent acquisitions by TriMas and Georgia-Pacific

Turnaround Tuesday: Alion Science Granted More Time to Refinance Notes

Jul 29, 2014

The company has indicated doubt about its ability to continue as a going concern, or without the threat of liquidation, due to losses

PE-Backed Aqua Terra Expands in British Columbia Wastewater Disposal Market

Jul 29, 2014

The company is owned by Bregal Partners, which has added Four Winds Energy, Ceiba Energy and Phyllis Disposal

Riverside Adds to Health Care Tech M&A with Censis Acquisition

Jul 28, 2014

Buyers are snatching up health care software companies as medical groups look to pare down costs and improve efficiencies

Bain Capital Unit Buys $1.3B Loan Portfolio from J.P. Morgan Group

Jul 28, 2014

The buyer invests in leveraged loans, high-yield bonds, distressed and stressed debt, mezz debt and structured products and equities

TriMas Adds to Packaging M&A with $27M Lion Holdings Purchase

Jul 28, 2014

Other recent packaging acquisitions include Georgia-Pacific's deal for SPG Holdings and Bain Capital's acquisitions of Envision Plastics and Ecoplast

Supplements M&A Continues with Alphaeon's PRN Acquisition

Jul 28, 2014

The deal follows similar purchases by MidOcean Partners and Helen of Troy

ESOP Candidates Consider Strategic Buyers

Jul 24, 2014

An Employee Stock Ownership Plan works for the most altruistic of sellers, while having a strategic buyer leads to a higher valuation, says Lincoln International's Robert Brown and other experts at AM&AA Summer Conference

Promising Companies Compete for Capital at AM&AA Piranha Pool

Jul 24, 2014

CJ Cloud, Maritime Capital Management Partners and Rail Forge presented to a private equity panel at the organization’s first Piranha Pool, an event modeled after ABC’s Shark Tank

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