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


TriMas Adds to Packaging M&A with $27M Lion Holdings Purchase

Other recent packaging acquisitions include Georgia-Pacific's deal for SPG Holdings and Bain Capital's acquisitions of Envision Plastics and Ecoplast

Dollar Tree Agrees to Buy Family Dollar in $9.2B Deal

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn, who amassed a 9.4 percent stake in Family Dollar, urged the retailer to sell

Zillow to Acquire Trulia for $3.5B in Stock

The deal, which brings together the top two most-visited real estate sites, comes as more people shift house hunting onto the Web

The Weekly Wrap: AK Steel,Yahoo, BBX Sweet

AK Steel buys Severstal Dearborn; Yahoo acquires Flurry; BBX Sweet picks up Helen Grace Chocolates

As Car Sales Climb, Markel Invests in Hauler

Cottrell Inc. marks the first investment for the holding company since Eagle Construction

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Withdrawn Middle Market Deals

Withdrawn deals greater than $50M between June 30- July 7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