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2014 Best Year for Middle-Market M&A Since 2007
Dealmakers predict 2015 will prove even better

Strategic Buyers

The Top 15 Middle-Market M&A Stories of 2014
The M&A Mid-Market Awards, the lower middle market, Vera Bradley’s growth story and five technologies driving health care deals were among the most popular transaction topics

People Moves of the Week

D.A. Davidson, Ropes & Gray, William Blair
D.A. Davidson brings in two M&A vets; Ropes & Gray hires partner; William Blair names Todd Speece head of West Coast equity capital markets

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Post to Buy Mom Brands to Add Bagged, Hot Breakfast Cereals


Buying Mom Brands will solidify Post’s position as the third-biggest maker of ready-to-eat cereals

Axis to Merge With PartnerRe to Create $11B Reinsurer


The new company will be among the world’s five largest reinsurers

The Buyside: Deal Pros Shape Up with Fitness Plays


Recent buyers focused on fitness and the outdoors include Bass Pro Group LLC, Finish Line Inc. and Kent International Inc.

Rockwell Collins Scouting for More Deals After Arinc Buy Bolsters Sales


The aerospace company is looking to expand its connected airplane portfolio with data product providers

The Weekly Wrap: AdvancePierre Foods, Hosen Capital, Kinder Morgan


AdvancePierre Foods buys Landshire; Hosen Capital acquires meat distributor Ruprecht Co; Kinder Morgan inks natural gas deal

SkyMall Lands in Bankruptcy and Explores Sale as In-Flight Shopping Changes


New technology, competition from Amazon and the cost of getting the magazine on planes made the traditional in-flight catalog unattractive to airlines

4 Companies For Sale


See which companies have recently hit the auction block, including Orbitz Worldwide and Salix Pharmaceuticals

Roper Takes Over Strata Decision Technology From VSS


The acquisition highlights the continuing integration of tech companies and health care services via M&A

Amazon Agrees to Buy Israel’s Annapurna Labs for AWS Cloud Unit


The chip developer is owned by technology entrepreneur Avigdor Willenz, who previously sold Galileo Technology to Marvell Technology Group

Pipeline Tycoon Kinder Expands Into Bakken With $3B Deal


The deal gives Kinder Morgan a foothold in the Baaken shale formation

The Weekly Wrap: AmerisourceBergen, Robert Bosch, Omega


AmerisourceBergen buys MWI Veterinary Supply; Robert Bosch acquires Climatec; Omega grabs M&M Environmental

Month-by-Month Look at 5 Years of Mid-Market M&A


July came in first place for deal value in 2014, generating $31.8 billion in closed deals, while October generated the most volume

10 Years of Mid-Market Cross Border Deals


American companies generated $52.9 billion worth of deals with targets outside the U.S. in 2014, more than any year since 2011

Bosch NA Buys Climatec


The target provides energy efficiency, building automation, security and life-safety services

Deadline Approaches for 2014 M&A Mid-Market Awards Nominations


2014 was a great year for M&A. How did your firm perform? Send in your nominations for the 2014 M&A Mid-Market Awards by Jan. 31

2014 Best Year for Middle-Market M&A Since 2007


Dealmakers predict 2015 will prove even better

Top 2014 Mid-Market Deals by Industry


Oil & gas, professional services, banks and software are among the top five sectors for M&A

Sensata's Acquiring of Madison Dearborn-Backed Schrader Tops List of Mid-Market Deals in 2014


A list of selected middle-market M&A deals completed in 2014

The Weekly Wrap: Coach, Houlihan Lokey, ALM


Coach grabs Stuart Weitzman; Houlihan Lokey buys Bridge Strategy Group; ALM adds Summit Professional

4 Companies for Sale


See which companies have recently hit the auction block, including Driven Brands and Wash Multifamily

Findus Spain Buys Frozen Food Brand La Cocinera from Nestle


Ajinomoto and Tyson have also made frozen food buys recently

The Top 15 Middle-Market M&A Stories of 2014


The M&A Mid-Market Awards, the lower middle market, Vera Bradley’s growth story and five technologies driving health care deals were among the most popular transaction topics

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