Wrap Up

M&A Rose in Q3
The first three quarters of the year delivered the highest middle-market deal value for the period in five years

Experts Corner:

Growth in Construction Sector Spurs M&A
The construction products industry is fragmented, making it ripe for consolidation, explains Ridgemont Equity Partners’ Rob Edwards

The Buyside

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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Anthony Noto

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Corporations Conduct More M&A as Confidence in Economy Grows

Oct 22, 2014

From middle-market electronic instrument maker Ametek to publicly-traded conglomerate General Mills, strategic buyers prevail

People Moves of the Week: AGC Partners, TA Associates CenterOak Partners

Sep 15, 2014

AGC hires Linda Gridley; TA grows Mumbai office; CenterOak makes debut with Randall Fojtasek at the helm

Tax-Inversion Deals Increase Despite Criticism

Sep 11, 2014

Canada's 26.5 percent corporate tax rate is luring Burger King to ditch Miami headquarters

Buyers Eye Smart-Home Appliance Makers

Jul 11, 2014

For mid-market companies, potential acquirers include AT&T, Johnson Controls, Samsung and Schneider Electric

European PE Poised for Pickup

Jul 8, 2014

Baird banker Jonathan Bourn describes how new funds and pricey assets spur overseas financial sponsors into action

The Buyside: Europe Adopts Tougher Stance on U.S.-led Takeovers

Jun 6, 2014

French economy minister Arnaud Montebourg is taking a cue from other governments, creating extra loopholes for cross-border buyers in the middle market

New Cancer Drugs Spark Deal Possibilities

Jun 4, 2014

Middle-market pharmaceutical companies, such as Epizyme, are developing innovative treatments, attracting major biotech companies, including Merck and Bristol-Myers

People Moves of the Week:
Cowen Group, GI Partners, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey

Jun 2, 2014

Cowen forms real estate i-bank unit; GI taps new managing director; SunTrust hires Greg Badger to lead Boston office

E-Learning Providers Eager to Expand

May 16, 2014

Online video tutorials are catching on, and several companies in the space hope to ink deals, says Pluralsight CEO Aaron Skonnard

Mid-Market Pharma Firms Vie for Targets

May 8, 2014

Acquisitive strategic buyers include Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Prestige Brands and Endo International

People Moves of the Week: CCMP, UBS, Covington & Burling

May 5, 2014

CCMP appoints former chief of Edwards Group; UBS taps former Barclays banker; Covington enlists Shara Aranoff, former ITC commissioner

The Buyside:
Disney, Warner Bros. Seek Next-Gen YouTubes

Apr 14, 2014

Traditional Hollywood studios such as Disney and Warner Bros. are seeking next-generation YouTube content providers

Disney Takes Over Maker Studios

Mar 25, 2014

The deal underscores a trend where traditional Hollywood studios such as Disney and Warner Bros. are seeking next-generation YouTube content providers. Pictured: Ynon Kreiz, CEO of Maker Studios

Activist Investors Dig Into Mid Market

Mar 18, 2014

Spurred on by the high-profile success of Carl Icahn and others, a growing crop of firms is looking further downstream

Nielsen Picks Up Nexium

Feb 26, 2014

The deal further expands Nielsen's shopper marketing services

Rovi Rakes in Veveo

Feb 25, 2014

The targetís VC backers include Matrix Partners, Norwest Venture Partners and North Bridge Venture Partners

IBM Inks Deal for Cloudant

Feb 25, 2014

The deal coincides with a $1B plan to invest in cloud technology

Life in the Lower Middle Market

Feb 11, 2014

Tactical planning, specialization and flexibility are keys to success

Alliance Boots Fund Makes Debut Acquisition

Feb 7, 2014

B&B Investment Partners has bought Aromatherapy Associates, which makes spa products sold in 40 countries

Racking Up Regional Insurers

Jan 27, 2014

After overseeing the firm's sale to Madison Dearborn, NFP chair and chief Doug Hammond is on the hunt for add-on deals

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