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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

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

REAL ESTATE

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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Lender News

Bain Capital Unit Buys $1.3B Loan Portfolio from J.P. Morgan Group


The buyer invests in leveraged loans, high-yield bonds, distressed and stressed debt, mezz debt and structured products and equities

John Thain’s CIT Agrees to Acquire OneWest Bank for $3.4B


The former Merrill Lynch chair — hired by CIT to lead a turnaround in 2009 — now has about $2 billion in excess capital, exceeding what regulators say is needed to cushion against potential losses

Lenders Show Love for Packaging


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

American Apparel Is Said to Strike Rescue Deal With Investor


The financing deal gives a lifeline to the unprofitable retailer after the ouster of founder Dov Charney

CIT Grabs Lender Direct Capital


The deal follows lender acquisitions by Moody's and Ares

NPC International Adds to Wendy’s Franchises for $58M


The deal follows franchise acquisitions by Bain Capital, and TriArtisan and Sentinel

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

Apollo Prints Biggest CLO Since Financial Crisis


Collateralized loan obligation funds (CLOs) have been attracting investor money because of a previous slowdown in dealflow

Healogics Seeks $720M Financing for CD&R Deal


The offer includes a $400M first-lien cov-lite term loan, which have seen a resurgence as of late

Moody’s Buys WebEquity to Increase Lending Services


The transaction follows deals for ICRA and Amba Investment Services

Guest Article:
Encouraging Financial Innovation May Prevent a Subprime Small Business Bubble


Colorado State professor Ronnie Phillips describes how Square’s recently announced Square Capital cash advance program offers one helpful model

Ares Expands into ABLs with Keltic Acquisition


The asset manager is using the deal to start Ares Commercial Finance, which will provide ABLs between $1M-$30M

PE-Backed Industrial Magnets Grabs Prater-Sterling


Dealmakers expect to see a surge in manufacturing M&A over the next several months

FFL Invests $64M in Canadian Consumer Lender


The target, Snap Financial, has originated more than $635M in loans

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

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