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


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

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Viacom Wins Over Bond Investors Thanks to CBS Merger Talks

National Amusements recently proposed that the two companies merge in an effort to revive MTV and Comedy Central

Nationwide is Acquiring Advisory Shop Jefferson National, Expanding Retirement Service Distribution

Recent insurance buyers include AIG and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

The Weekly Wrap: Accenture, Boston Scientific, Lanxess

Accenture acquires DayNine; Boston Scientific purchases EndoChoice; Lanxess buys Chemtura

Viacom Re-Coupling Would Give CBS’s Les Moonves Paramount Pictures, and a Chance to Revive MTV and Comedy Central

Reunited with Viacom, CBS would rival Time Warner and 21st Century Fox in size and scope, spanning broadcasting, cable TV and motion pictures

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

The Yahoo breach, whether caused by criminals or spies, comes in the midst of Verizon's acquisition, underscoring the need for IT due diligence and the rising value of cybersecurity providers

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

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

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