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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Expansion in Energy M&A Lags Overall Market and Other High-Growth Sectors

Aug 11, 2014

The relatively low scores for multiples suggest that prices in the energy sector are flattening out

How to Leverage Social Media in Dealmaking

Aug 8, 2014

Axial’s Sam Jacobs provides tips to use specialized social networks to meet, interact, communicate and transact

EuroGrowth 2014: Cross-Border Connections

Aug 7, 2014

As middle-market dealmaking becomes more global, the ACG-hosted event looks to prepare pros for future challenges

Dealmakers Expect Gains in TMT M&A

Jul 14, 2014

Tech, media and telecom is slated to out-pace the overall market but not the health care or manufacturing sectors

Early-Stage Deal Flow Grew in June, but the Pace Slowed

Jul 7, 2014

At the start of summer, June often proves a challenging month for M&A

Will Mike McFadden’s I-Banker Background Help or Hurt in Senate Race Against Al Franken?

Jul 3, 2014

The private equity world took a beating in Bain Capital co-founder Mitt Romney’s presidential bid

M&A in Financial Services Expected to Expand Over Next Year

Jun 12, 2014

Regulatory and tax issues are among the factors driving M&A in FIRE, especially as banks look to divest non-core assets

Private Equity Perspective:
The New Normal

Jun 5, 2014

The Riverside Co.’s Stewart Kohl explains why 2014 is a good year for mergers & acquisitions

Private Equity Perspective:
Banks, Law Firms Retrain Women Re-Entering the Workforce

Jun 4, 2014

Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, JPMorgan Chase and Morgan Stanley are among the big banks leading the way in recruiting highly-skilled women who have returned to the workforce after taking a break from full-time careers

Month of May Proved the Weakest for M&A in 2014

Jun 4, 2014

An early Memorial Day took a toll on closed mid-market deals in May, which generated less than half the deal value in April

Early-Stage Deal Flow Expanded in May, but More Slowly than in April

Jun 3, 2014

The scores continue to dovetail with the optimism dealmakers have expressed about 2014 in eight months of surveys and interviews

Manufacturing M&A Expected to Surge Over Next 12 Months

May 20, 2014

The second installment of our new index shows that dealmakers expect manufacturing to shine over other sectors

April Deal Flow Expanded at Fastest Rate in Six Months

May 20, 2014

Survey participants say they closed more deals in April than they did in March

Private Equity Perspective:
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
(and in Washington)

May 7, 2014

SEC chair Mary Jo White's pledge to increase the number of investigators looking into PE firms sent shock waves through the ACG’s annual InterGrowth conference

Optimism on M&A Activity, Particularly in Health Care

Apr 16, 2014

The first installment of our new index shows that dealmakers expect overall M&A to increase, with health care outperforming the overall market

Spring is in the Air

Apr 15, 2014

Private equity fundraising is much more robust, while numbers coming out of the first quarter of 2014 paint a cautiously sunny picture

Early-Stage Deal Flow Surges

Apr 2, 2014

Dealmakers report biggest uptick in leads and letters of intent in six months of surveys


Mar 21, 2014

Announcing the winners of Mergers & Acquisitions' 7th Annual M&A Mid-Market Awards

A Look Back at the Awards Process

Mar 18, 2014

The winners of our annual Mid-Market Awards, announced on March 19, demonstrate innovation, among many other things

GTCR and Former Gen-Probe Execs Launch Life Sciences Co.

Mar 18, 2014

The deal exemplifies the Chicago private equity firm’s successful Leaders Strategy

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