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National Security a Top Priority in Cross-Border Deals
In this guest article, BDO’s John Lash says defense and security companies are most likely to come under scrutiny

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The Weekly Wrap: Liberty Hall, Teasdale, Thoma Bravo
Liberty Hall acquires J&M Machine; Snow Phipps-backed Teasdale adds Mesa Foods; Thoma Bravo buys Bomgar

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PE Firms Fundraising: Brookfield Infrastructure, Kainos and Others
Star Mountain Partners is also raising a fund

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Mid-Market Awards

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

Strategic Buyers

Germany’s Henkel Agrees to Buy Snuggle-Fabric Softener Maker Sun Products to Compete with P&G in U.S.


Henkel missed an opportunity to expand shampoo and hair dye offerings in the U.S. when P&G opted to sell Wella and Cover Girl to Coty, which makes Calvin Klein and Adidas fragrances

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

Kion Gets Warehouse Robotics with Dematic Deal


Arlington Capital, Auris Surgical and Lincolin Electric have made acquisitions in the sector

Twitter Buys Magic Pony Technology to Improve Video Quality


The deal follows up Twitter’s purchases of Madbits and Whetlab

Accenture Expands Cybersecurity Services in Israel, Buys Maglan


Accenture has previously invested in Cimation, Endgame, FusionX and Team8

The Weekly Wrap: Microsoft, PPG, Revlon


Microsoft adds Linkedin; PPG buys MetoKote; Revlon purchases Elizabeth Arden

BASF Joins Chemical Deal Rush, Buys Albemarle Unit


The purchase comes after Evonik agreed to buy Air Products’ chemicals division; Dow Chemical and Dupont have plans to merge

Revlon Seeks to Revive Cosmetics Clout with Elizabeth Arden Deal


Catterton took Steiner Leisure private; Coty is buying more than 40 beauty brands from P&G and also purchased Hyperamarcas’ personal care business

Church & Dwight Joins Growing List of Consumer Giants That Are Reshaping Through M&A


Church & Dwight sells cleaning brands to Brillo owner Armaly; ConAgra, Procter & Gamble, Newell and others are also buying and selling

Envision to Merge With AmSurg to Create Health Services Giant


In 2015, AmSurg made a failed bid for Team Health Holdings

Microsoft’s Purchase of LinkedIn May Spur More Large-Cap Internet and Software Deals


IBM, NetSuite, SAP, Twitter and Ultimate Software are all considered potential

Microsoft Expands in Business Networking, Buys LinkedIn


The two companies started deal talks in January and both are looking for new growth opportunities

Symantec Buys Blue Coat to Recapture Momentum in Fast-Growing Cybersecurity Market


Cybersecurity deals have come from Cryptosoft, FireEye and MGT Capital

Westlake Chemical Wins Takeover Battle for Vinyl Maker Axiall


Dupont and Dow Chemical have agreed to merge and China National reached a deal for Syngenta

The Weekly Wrap: Platinum Equity, Thoma Bravo, Turnspire Capital


Platinum acquires JM Swank; Thoma Bravo adds Elemica; Turnspire purchases United Plastics

Dover to Expand Fuel Pump Payment Services with Wayne Acquisition


Deal follows acquisitions of Fairbanks Environmental and Tokheim Group fueling businesses

ConAgra Sells Food Ingredient Distributor JM Swank, Trims Slow-Growing Lines


ConAgra recently agreed to sell Spicetec, is in the process of spinning off Lamb Weston and sold the private label division

PPG Adds MetoKote, as M&A in Coatings Business Heats Up


Deal follows announced acquisitions of additives companies by Evonik Industries and Maroon Group

Philips Eyes Health Care Tech Targets After Spinoff of Lighting Business


The company plans to expand in health care informatics, like its 2014 purchase of Volcano, maker of smart catheters

Cott Expands Beyond Private-Label Beverages to Add Coffee Machine Maker


Cott bought DS Services in 2014 as part of the company’s growth strategy

Orthopedic Device Maker Zimmer Biomet Adds Spine Surgery Tech Developer LDR


Abbott, Apax and Stryker have also made medical device deals

Coty Deems Cutex Nail Polish Remover Non-Core, Sells Remaining Rights to Revlon


Many consumer products companies, including Newell Brands and Procter & Gamble, are fine-tuning their product mixes through M&A

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