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2014 Best Year for Middle-Market M&A Since 2007
Dealmakers predict 2015 will prove even better

Strategic Buyers

The Top 15 Middle-Market M&A Stories of 2014
The M&A Mid-Market Awards, the lower middle market, Vera Bradley’s growth story and five technologies driving health care deals were among the most popular transaction topics

People Moves of the Week

D.A. Davidson, Ropes & Gray, William Blair
D.A. Davidson brings in two M&A vets; Ropes & Gray hires partner; William Blair names Todd Speece head of West Coast equity capital markets

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Scott Irvin

Firm: KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc.

In the news: People Moves of the Week: Berkshire Partners, WeiserMazars, Keybanc




Mary Kathleen Flynn

Mary Kathleen Flynn

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Early-stage index components Leads and Signed Letters rose, suggesting the middle market will continue to expand in 2015

Yahoo’s Purchase of Video-Ad Service BrightRoll Ranked Among December’s Most Interesting Deals

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Early-stage dealmaking also grew but not as quickly, reflecting a natural, end-of-the-year shift in focus from deal sourcing to deal closing

Middle-Market M&A Has Fared Well in 2014

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Momentum Returned to Early-Stage Deal Flow in October, Say Survey Participants

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Many dealmakers took advantage of October networking opportunities, such as ACG conferences in Philadelphia, Chicago and London

Middle-Market M&A Bounced Back in October

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Opportunities to Go Global Abound at EuroGrowth 2014

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