Wrap Up

M&A Rose in Q3
The first three quarters of the year delivered the highest middle-market deal value for the period in five years

Experts Corner:

Growth in Construction Sector Spurs M&A
The construction products industry is fragmented, making it ripe for consolidation, explains Ridgemont Equity Partners’ Rob Edwards

The Buyside

Tax-Inversion Deals Increase Despite Criticism
Canada's 26.5 percent corporate tax rate is luring Burger King to ditch Miami headquarters

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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


Strategic Buyers

Daimler Sells Stake in Tesla, as Competition Between the Two Luxury Car Makers Intensifies

Tesla’s battery-powered Model S sedans outsold Mercedes’ top-of-the-line older S-class cars in the U.S.

Corporations Conduct More M&A as Confidence in Economy Grows

From middle-market electronic instrument maker Ametek to publicly-traded conglomerate General Mills, strategic buyers prevail

Bertelsmann Pushes Into Education With Relias Learning Purchase

The media company owns assets ranging from broadcaster RTL Group, to music-rights company BMG and book publisher Penguin Random House

L'Oréal Boosts U.S. Segment with
Carol's Daughter

The Paris cosmetics giant continues its buying spree after picking up NYX Cosmetics, Magic Holdings, Decleor and Carita

Ooyala Takes Over Videoplaza

The deal follows other recent video advertising deals from Opera Software and AOL

AbbVie Scraps $52 Billion Shire Deal on U.S. Tax Changes

With the U.S. Treasury Department now making tax inversion deals more difficult, various companies including Salix Pharmaceuticals and Auxilium Pharmaceuticals are cancelling mergers

Macquarie Leads Investor Group in Acquisition of Electricity Supplier

Cleco Corp., which began exploring a sale in June, is Macquarie's first deal in 2014

Chicago’s 2014 Midwest ACG Capital Connection Expands

Speakers include: Thoma Bravo founder Carl Thoma, Fairview Capital founder JoAnn Price, Binny's Michael Binstein and Alejandra Castillo, the national director of the Minority Business Development Agency

3 Companies for Sale

See which companies have recently hit the auction block, including Sears Hometown & Outlet and NutriSystem

The Weekly Wrap: Savor Coffee, Z Gallerie, Spectrio

American Diversified Holdings set out to buy Savor Coffee; Brentwood Associates acquires home furnishing company Z Gallerie; Riverside picks up Spectrio

Chesapeake Inks Biggest Shale Divestment

The Oklahoma City-based energy explorer has already sold more than $3B in assets in 2014 as part of an effort to unwind deals done by former CEO Aubrey McClendon

Experts Corner: Growth in Construction Sector Spurs M&A in Building Products

The construction products industry is regional and fragmented, making it ripe for consolidation, explains Ridgemont Equity Partners’ Rob Edwards

AbbVie’s Cold Feet on Purchase of Shire Shows Some Are Too Late to Forge Tax-Inversion Deals

New rules from the U.S. Treasury Department prompted Auxilium Pharmaceuticals to cancel plans to buy Canada’s QLT and agree to be bought by Endo International

Spinoffs Set Stage for Next Wave of Mergers

Hewlett-Packard, EBay and BHP Billiton are among the hundreds of companies spinning off business units that make attractive targets

Growth in Manufacturing M&A May Have Peaked

The sector is still expanding, but expectations aren’t as high as earlier in the year

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