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Wrap Up

M&A Rose in Q3
The first three quarters of the year delivered the highest middle-market deal value for the period in five years

Experts Corner:

Growth in Construction Sector Spurs M&A
The construction products industry is fragmented, making it ripe for consolidation, explains Ridgemont Equity Partners’ Rob Edwards

The Buyside

Tax-Inversion Deals Increase Despite Criticism
Canada's 26.5 percent corporate tax rate is luring Burger King to ditch Miami headquarters

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In the news: Corporations Conduct More M&A as Confidence in Economy Grows

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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

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

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

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Finance Finesse

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

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

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