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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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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

The Buyside:
Feds Caution Buyers on Oil-by-Rail Trend

Jan 26, 2014

Strategic buyers and PE firms may have to fend against intense scrutiny following a string of explosive train accidents

3Qs WithÖ Richard Baum, Consumer Growth Partners

Jan 23, 2014

The firmís managing partner explains why more independent sponsors are delving into the lower middle market for targets like Violife and Baskins

Lower Middle Market Heats Up at AM&AA

Jan 22, 2014

Linsalata Capital Partners and others address challenges in increasingly competitive downstream market

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