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Haynes and Boone, K&L Gates, Squire Patton Boggs
Haynes and Boone hires IP specialist; K&L adds former LipoScience VP; Squire Patton Boggs enlists David Schnittger, deputy chief of staff to U.S. House Speaker John Boehner

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November Deal Tally Keeps 2014 M&A on Track to Beat Recent Years
Despite a seasonal pause in November dealmaking, 2014 is still shaping up to be one of the best years for middle-market dealmaking since the recession

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10 Issues that Medical Device Buyers Should Consider
Thinking about IP, physician involvement and other technical issues will help buyers avoid post-closing problems

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Firm: Sears Holdings Corporation

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Private Equity Perspective

Private Equity Perspective: Our Videos Bring You Face to Face with Dealmakers

Watch interviews with Bertram Capital Management’s Michelle Chao and others from ACG LA, M&A East and Midwest ACG Capital Connection

EuroGrowth 2014: Cross-Border Connections

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

Lower Middle-Market Dealmakers Flock to Chicago for AM&AA Summer Conference

Highlights include keynote speeches from Jones Day's Andrew Sherman and CohnReznik's Patrick O'Keefe and a Chicago Cubs game at Wrigley Field

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

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

Private Equity Perspective:
The New Normal

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

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

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

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The Buyside

Hacked Sony Movies Highlight Opportunities for Buyers of Cybersecurity Firms

Cybersecurity companies are becoming increasingly attractive to buyers in the wake of the attack on Sony, which has Internet users downloading millions of pirated copies of “Fury” and “Annie”

The Buyside: Germans Bet Big on U.S. Targets

U.S. companies, including Dresser-Rand and Sigma-Aldrich, are attractive targets for German companies

Tax-Inversion Deals Increase Despite Criticism

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

In-Tweet Shopping Inspires Dealmaking

Twitter's Nathan Hubbard helms a deal that shows how M&A for social media companies is evolving, with Facebook not far behind

Buyers Eye Smart-Home Appliance Makers

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

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

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

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Finance Finesse

Lenders to Small Businesses Draw Investors

Alternative lenders are filling the gap left by banks, says Pine Brook’s Rob Glanville

Mezzanine Lenders Look to Asia Pacific

While there's some pressure on pricing, there is plenty of opportunity, says Nadim Malik of Sutton Place Strategies

Latest PE Fundraising Efforts

See which private equity firms have been raising capital, including Diamond Castle Partners and Square Mile Partners

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

Lenders Show Love for Packaging

Packaging acquisitions are generally attractive to investors, according to Quad-C partner Frank Winslow

Finance Finesse:
Mid-Market CLOs Gain Respectability

The interest rate premium for the top tranche of a middle-market CLO has fallen by about 50 percent, according to NXT Capital's Neil Rudd

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