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



Strategic Buyers


PTC Pushes Into Cloud Computing

The purchase of Axeda comes amid a robust M&A market for tech companies

ESOP Candidates Consider Strategic Buyers

An Employee Stock Ownership Plan works for the most altruistic of sellers, while having a strategic buyer leads to a higher valuation, says Lincoln International's Robert Brown and other experts at AM&AA Summer Conference

SanDisk Secures Deal for Fusion-io

Once high-flying Fusion-io, which boasts Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak as chief scientist, has struggled in recent years

Sullivan & Cromwell Has ‘Unusual’ CIT Deal Role

Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz represented commercial lender CIT while Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton represented OneWest, but Sullivan & Cromwell provided additional regulatory counsel for both parties

Yahoo Adds Another Startup

Flurry is one of dozens of young companies Yahoo has snatched up over the last few years under the helm of CEO Marissa Mayer

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Withdrawn Middle Market Deals

Withdrawn deals greater than $50M between June 30- July 7

Deal Volume & Value

Volume & Value for U.S. M&A between June 30- July 7

Completed Middle Market Transactions

Summary of completed middle market transactions June 30- July 7

Middle Market Divestitures

Middle market divestitures greater than $50M between June 30- July 7

U.S. Public M&A Activity

Summary of U.S. public merger activity between June 30- July 7

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