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

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



People Moves


People Moves of the Week: Avista, TriArtisan, Quarles Brady

Avista Capital taps energy expert; TriArtisan hires retail investment banking specialist; Andre Fiebig joins the Chicago office of Quarles & Brady

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

People Moves of the Week:
Advent International, Cannabis Sativa, Victory Park

Advent taps former Heinz CEO; Cannabis hires former Presidential candidate to be CEO; Victory names Jason Brown head of LA

People Moves of the Week:
Brown Gibbons Lang, Monroe Capital, Perella Weinberg Partners

BGL launches a real estate segment; Monroe files lawsuit against former employee; Perella Weinberg taps Shell chair Jorma Ollila

People Moves of the Week:
Rothschild, Guggenheim Securities, Allegiance Capital

Rothschild names new deputy chairman; Guggenheim hires managing director; Allegiance president David Lonsdale resigns

People Moves of the Week:
Bain, Genstar, RKL Capital

Bain exec retires; Genstar taps 30-year M&A veteran; RKL names Joseph DiGiacomo president

People Moves of the Week:
Bridge Growth, Jones Day, Keefe Bruyette & Woods

Bridge Growth hires new VP; Jones Day taps six partners; KB&W grows European equity team with Alessandro Santoni

People Moves of the Week:
Cowen Group, GI Partners, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey

Cowen forms real estate i-bank unit; GI taps new managing director; SunTrust hires Greg Badger to lead Boston office

People Moves of the Week:
Pritzker Group, Moelis, England & Co.

Prtizker announces two hires; Moelis taps life sciences specialist; England forms aerospace unit with M&A vet Edward Bersoff

Tapping Top Talent

John Marshall, founder of JM Search, describes the pitfalls private equity firms face when looking to step up their talent

People Moves of the Week:
Mason Wells, Duff & Phelps, Reed Smith

Mason Wells taps former Oracle VP; Reed Smith enlists energy specialist; Duff & Phelps hires Robert Kim as managing director

Advisers Ramp Up Latin America Teams

Maria-Leticia Ossa-Daza of Willkie Farr & Gallagher and other dealmakers explain why the Latin American component of an advisory firm has become so crucial

People Moves of the Week:
William Blair, Ladenburg Thalmann, Monroe Capital

William Blair hires 20-year banking vet Laura Provenzale (pictured); Ladenburg taps biopharma specialist; Monroe Capital adds KKR vet Lee Stern

Monroe Capital Hires KKR Vet Lee Stern

The move coincides with Monroe’s efforts to expand the firm’s junior capital for private equity sponsored and non-sponsored deals

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