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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Lenders Line Up Loan Options
More private equity firms are opting for less-traditional yield products as lenders get creative, says NXT Capital's Heath Fuller

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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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