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

People Moves of the Week

BTIG, D.A. Davidson, KeyBanc
BTIG taps two former Lazard execs; D.A. Davidson launches real estate team; KeyBanc drafts Anne-Marie Peterson to the firm's leveraged finance team


BET Founder Continues Picking Up Hotels
RLJ Lodging, founded by Robert L. Johnson, recently paid about $50M for an Atlanta Hyatt

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Fund of Funds, Lender

ESOP, Recapitalization

Agriculture, Natural Resources

New York, Hong Kong

Northeast US, Asia/Pacific

United States, Canada


People Database

Exclusive data on top players in capital markets

Sylvie Gadant


Firm: Citrin Cooperman

In the news: People Moves of the Week: Barclays, Bryan Cave, Mayer Brown



Investment Banking


KeyCorp to Buy Technology Focused Investment Bank

The bank is buying Pacific Crest Securities

7 Points to Hiring an I-Bank

James Hill of Benesch delves into several aspects of engaging a financial adviser, including termination and fees

People Moves of the Week: Barclays, Bryan Cave, Mayer Brown

Barclays announces head of M&A; Bryan Cave names three new leaders; Mayer Brown Jennifer Carlson and Nina Flax to lead new practice

Duff & Phelps Adds RSM Farrell's Restructuring Group

The advisory firm gains more than 200 turnaround professionals

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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Lincoln International

The firm completed 130 transactions, an increase from 117 the previous year

Most Active Mid-Market Investment Bankers by Value

Goldman Sachs and BofA-ML also came in first and second, respectively, on total deal value

Most Active Mid-Market Investment Bankers by Volume

Goldman Sachs closed 83 middle-market deals in 2013, making it the busiest bank. With 57 deals, BofA-ML came in second

Come Together

A group of middle-market dealmakers share a common history

Q2 2013:
Deal Flow Still Slow, but Hope Springs Eternal

Transaction closes are still taking a pause from the frenzied fourth quarter, but dealmakers say they’re starting to see an uptick

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