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Cybersecurity Firms Draw Buyers, as Hackers Invade Agencies, Campaigns and Companies
Yahoo’s alert of the largest known breach of user information comes in the midst of Verizon's acquisition, underscoring the need for IT due diligence and cybersecurity providers

M&A

Pruning Process: 7 Consumer Goods Producers Buy & Sell to Grow
Procter & Gamble sold Duracell and is divesting 40-plus beauty brands; Clorox sold car cleaners and bought Renew Life probiotics; General Mills sold Green Giant and bought Epic Provisions

Private Equity

The Riverside Co. Doubles Down on Small Businesses with Fourth Micro-Cap Fund
The PE firm has backed many small businesses, including The Dermatology Group, Kasasa by BancVue, and SafeBuilt

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Influential Women

Mergers & Acquisitions’ special report celebrates 25 leading female transaction professionals, including Jeri Harman, founder of Avante Mezzanine Partners

Mid-Market Awards

Mergers & Acquisitions Names Winners of the 9th Annual M&A Mid-Market Awards

Strategic Buyers

Medical Device Manufacturer Boston Scientific Purchases EndoChoice to Expand Endoscopy Division


Recent medical technology buyers include Natus, Auris Surgical and Patricia Industries

Arsenal-Backed PSG Grows Chemical Additives Unit with Tire Adhesive Maker


Arsenal has made other coating sector deals including: Burtin Polymer, Premium Spray and IPS Polymer

Accenture Adds DayNine, Expanding Cloud Services


The global professional services provider has been on a buying spree, picking up: ClientHouse, Cloud Sherpas, CRMWaypoint, New Energy Group, Redcore and Tquila

Natus Buys Danish Maker of Hearing Aids, as Medical Device M&A Heats Up


Patricia Industries, Auris Surgical Robotics and Johnson & Johnson, have made recent healthcare transactions

Roark Capital’s Stake in Jimmy John’s Reinvigorates PE Interest in Restaurant M&A, Says Duff & Phelps' Josh Benn


Capital-efficient franchise business models, including CiCi’s Pizza, Wetzel’s Pretzels, and PepperJax Grill, have added to the positive sentiment

Lanxess Buys Chemtura in Additives Push


Bayer and Dow Chemical also have similar pending deals

Retail Data Providers Merge, as E-Commerce Continues to Shake Up the Retail Industry


As retailers, such as American Apparel, struggle, the companies that provide data about them consolidate

Cybersecurity Firms Draw Buyers, as Hackers Invade Agencies, Campaigns and Companies


Yahoo’s alert of the largest known breach of user information comes in the midst of Verizon's acquisition, underscoring the need for IT due diligence and cybersecurity providers

B&G Deploys Cash Raised in Public Offering to Soak up Seasonings from ACH


The purchase follows other food acquisitions by B&G including Mama Mary’s, Rickland Orchards and Green Giant

Twitter to Get Bids Soon, Says CNBC, As Once High-Flying Social Network Fails to Attract New Users


Google and Salesforce.com are said to be among the bidders

The Weekly Wrap: Allergan, Pharos, Vista


Allergan acquires Tobira; Pharos backs TechLab; Vista invests in Infoblox

Southwire Acquires United Copper, Leveraging Uptick in Construction Industry


Others involved in construction-driven transactions include: United Subcontractors, PowderCoat Services, Apollo Global and Hardwoods Distribution

Allergan, Gilead, Attack Nash Liver Illness From All Sides


Allergan has plans to buy Tobira and Gilead previously bought a drug from Nimbus

Allergan Buys Tobira to Gain Liver Drug


Allergan has a deal in place for Vitae, after the merger with Pfizer got called off

Tech Data Buys Avnet’s IT Solutions Group, Expands in Asia


The purchase follows tech acquisitions from Accel-KKR, L Squared and TPG

J&J Purchases Abbott’s Eye Surgery Unit, Continues to Boost Core Businesses


Other recent healthcare deals include the purchases of Drive DeVilbiss, HeartWare and Raptor Pharma

C.H. Robinson Hauls in APC Logistics, as E-Commerce Accelerates Shipping Demands


Related logistics acquisitions include: United Express, Global Transportation Services and Jones Motor Group

The Weekly Wrap: Bayer, Golden Gate, Informa


Bayer buys Monsanto; Golden Gate backs Tronair; Informa purchases Penton

GE Buys Equipment-Monitoring Software Maker Meridium to Build Digital Division


The move follows a string of small deals for GE, including the purchase of supply-chain software provider ShipXpress and offers for two 3D printing companies

Informa Buys Penton Information from MidOcean and Wasserstein to Grow in the U.S.


MidOcean recently added Image Skincare and Travelpro, while a Wasserstein-led group purchased Northstar Travel

Allergan Purchases Vitae, Following Failed Pfizer Merger


Other recent pharma deals include the acquisitions of Cynapsus and Sagent

Bayer Clinches Monsanto Deal


Bayer previously made at least three bids for Monsanto before the target agreed to the transaction

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