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Carlyle, Sidley Austin, Duff & Phelps
Carlyle taps former Wal-Mart CEO Mike Duke; Duff & Phelps names new managing director; Sidley Austin hires cross-border specialist

MACI

M&A Momentum Accelerated in March
Falling fuel prices, rising consumer confidence and potential interest rate hikes are among factors behind dealmaker enthusiasm

Mid-Market Awards

Jones Day Deepened M&A Bench to Score LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR
The law firm added M&A attorneys in high-growth areas, including Europe, Latin America and the energy sector

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Private Equity Perspective

Private Equity Perspective:
Sizing up the Middle Market

We’re looking forward to announcing the winners of the 2014 M&A Mid-Market Awards in the April issue of Mergers & Acquisitions

Private Equity Perspective: Survey Says…

Each month, roughly 250 dealmakers respond to Mergers & Acquisitions’ survey, giving us exclusive access to the middle market

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

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The Buyside

The Buyside:
Mid-Market May Be Prone to Proxy Battles

Encouraged by Starboard’s influence on Staples to take over Office Depot, activist investors will focus increasingly on middle-market companies

The Buyside: Deal Pros Shape Up with Fitness Plays

Recent buyers focused on fitness and the outdoors include Bass Pro Group LLC, Finish Line Inc. and Kent International Inc.

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

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Finance Finesse

Finance Finesse:
Leverage Guidelines Open Space for
Non-Bank Lenders

Banks want to avoid “criticized assets” on their balance sheets, says CIT's Jeff Kilrea

Finance Finesse: DIP Loans May Rescue Struggling Retailers

B. Riley’s plan to take over bankrupt teen clothier Wet Seal with a $20 million DIP loan that would give the investment bank an 80 percent stake may inspire similar deals

Finance Finesse: SEC Step Equalizes BDCs

New regulations clear up a bit of arcana, and makes the rules consistent for all BDCs, says SBIA president Brett Palmer

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

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