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AIG, Pimco, Golub Capital
AIG places exec in charge of M&A; Pimco exec steps down; Golub Capital hires Chip Cushman from GE Capital


Early-Stage Deal Flow Rose in April for Third Month in a Row
While dealmakers remain optimistic, some signs indicate the rate of M&A expansion may be slowing

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GE Capital Sponsor Finance Buyer Expected to be Unregulated Group, Source Says
Potential bidders for the unit include Apollo, Ares, Blackstone, KKR, Mitsubishi UFJ and SunTrust

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Nokia Takes Over Eden Rock to Expand in Self Organizing Networks

As part of the deal, Eden Rock will spin off a new company for its spectrum-sharing services

Vox Media to Buy Tech Biz Website Re/code in All-Stock Deal

Former Wall Street Journal reporters and AllThingsD conference organizers Kara Swisher and Walter Mossberg founded Re/code in 2014

Hormel Wins Applegate Auction and Grows Protein Offerings

The deal reflects rising consumer demand for natural and organic food companies such as Annie’s, which was sold to General Mills

Patrick Drahi Said to Seek Smaller Deals After Missing Time Warner

Through Altice, the French-Israeli tycoon is expected to ink deals in the middle market on the heels of buying Suddenlink

Charter Agrees to Buy Time Warner Cable, Beating Last-Minute Competition from French Billionaire Patrick Drahi

Charter got another shot at buying Time Warner when regulatory scrutiny caused a deal with Comcast to fall apart

The Weekly Wrap: FitLife, Pandora, SingleHop

FitLife Brands buys iSatori; Pandora takes over Next Big Sound; SingleHop acquires Datagram

E-Training Services Entice Bidders

On the heels of Lynda.com’s recent deal with LinkedIn, Riverside picks up Health & Safety Institute

Thomson Reuters to Sell Competitive Intelligence Unit to Broadridge

The deal was announced on the heels of Broadridge's acquisition of Direxxis

Elbit Expands Cybersecurity Business With $158M Purchase

After the recent hacks on Sony Pictures Entertainment and JPMorgan Chase, Nice Systems and other cybersecurity providers continue to be a hot target for buyers

CVS to Buy Omnicare in Pharmacy Expansion

Omnicare also drew interest from industry leader Express Scripts Holding Co.

SingleHop Acquires Another Cloud Hosting Firm

Backed by Battery Ventures and Digital Realty Trust, SingleHop continues its momentum after buying Datagram and Server Intellect

Turnaround Tuesday: Z Trim Signs Food Biz Pro Anthony Saguto as CFO After Q1 Loss

The ingredients company also hired Jeffrey Consulting Group to improve operations

IBM Invests in Travel, E-Commerce Technology Businesses

Travel deals, including Thoma Bravo's award-winning purchase of TravelClick, have taken off lately

Lane Bryant Owner Ascena to Buy Ann Taylor and Loft Owner to Attract Working Women

Ascena has been actively acquiring other retailers over the last decade, picking up Charming Shoppes in 2012, Tween Brands in 2009 and Maurices in 2005

Endo to Buy TPG’s Par Pharma, Two Months After Dropping Salix Bid

It withdrew a cash-and-stock offer for Salix in March after Valeant countered with a sweetened all-cash bid

The Weekly Wrap: Mednax, Fujifilm Medical, Verizon

Mednax buys purchasing radiology firm vRad; Fujifilm takes over Teramedica; Verizon acquires AOL

SABMiller Agrees to Acquire Meantime to Add Craft Beers

The world’s mass-market brands, Miller Lite and AB InBev’s Budweiser, have been trying to capture some of the cachet enjoyed by startup craft producers

TransDigm Acquires PE-Backed Aerospace Assets, As Plane Parts M&A Continues

RBC Bearings and Sifco have made similar acquisitions recently

Fujifilm Makes Health Care Acquisition, Buys TeraMedica

Fujifilm Holdings agreed to buy health care business Cellular Dynamics recently

Sabre Expands in Asia-Pacific with Travel Service Buy

Lindblad Expeditions, PrimeSport and TravelClick have also been subjects of travel-related deals

Manufacturing M&A Expected to Grow, but More Slowly

While dealmaking in the sector is still healthy, the rankings on Mergers & Acquisitions’ Mid-Market Pulse (MMP) have plummeted over the last year

ConAgra Foods Snatches Blake’s All Natural As Better-For-You Trend Persists

Advent International and Snow Phipps have also made healthy food acquisitions recently

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