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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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Private Equity Perspective

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

A Look Back at the Awards Process

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

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The Buyside

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

Mid-Market Pharma Firms Vie for Targets

Acquisitive strategic buyers include Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Prestige Brands and Endo International

The Buyside:
Disney, Warner Bros. Seek Next-Gen YouTubes

Traditional Hollywood studios such as Disney and Warner Bros. are seeking next-generation YouTube content providers

Activist Investors Dig Into Mid Market

Spurred on by the high-profile success of Carl Icahn and others, a growing crop of firms is looking further downstream

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Finance Finesse

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

Finance Finesse: Investment Banks Turn to Partnerships to Beef Up Operations

Dresner Partners is one of several investment banks expanding operations through partnerships, says president Steve Dresner

Finance Finesse:
Specialized Investment Banks Spring Up

De Nes Partners and Slate Partners are new investment banks serving a particular niche

Debt Markets Nourish Restaurant M&A

Recent deals by Apollo Global Management, TPG Capital and Roark Capital underscore trend

Finance Finesse:
Banking on Borrowing

Until interest rates rise, you will continue to see money flow into the leveraged loan space, says John Finnerty, senior managing director, NXT Capital LLC

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