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Haynes and Boone, K&L Gates, Squire Patton Boggs
Haynes and Boone hires IP specialist; K&L adds former LipoScience VP; Squire Patton Boggs enlists David Schnittger, deputy chief of staff to U.S. House Speaker John Boehner


November Deal Tally Keeps 2014 M&A on Track to Beat Recent Years
Despite a seasonal pause in November dealmaking, 2014 is still shaping up to be one of the best years for middle-market dealmaking since the recession

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10 Issues that Medical Device Buyers Should Consider
Thinking about IP, physician involvement and other technical issues will help buyers avoid post-closing problems

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Strategic Buyers

The Weekly Wrap: Fedex, Coeur Mining, US Healthworks

Fedex buys Genco; Coeur Mining picks up Paramount Gold; US Healthworks acquires Acute Care Express

PPG to Buy Revocoat from Axson Group

The coatings company has also acquired Consorcio Comex, MasterWork and Homax Group

Merck Pays $110M for Cancer Drug Group OncoEthix

The deal follows cancer treatment M&A from Genentech and Celsion

Exos Expands Fitness Offerings with MediFit Buy

Recent fitness deals have come from Running Specialty Group and Silver Oak Services Partners

Strategic Buyers Will Shed Non-Core Assets

With EBay reportedly selling PayPal and Hewlett-Packard discussing plans to spin off segments, the list of potential targets in 2015 is promising

Coeur Mining Makes $146M All-Stock Deal for Paramount Gold

The buyer has also acquired Global Royalty and Orko Silver

FedEx to Buy Product-Return Firm Genco in E-Commerce Push

The deal comes during the busiest season for FedEx, which expects record shipments of more than 290 million packages from the day after Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve

Interactions Buys Speech Recognition Group AT&T Watson

The deal follows adaptive learning acquisitions by John Wiley and McGraw-Hill Education

Call for Nominations: 2014 M&A Mid-Market Awards

Our 2013 M&A Mid-Market Awards honored: Fifth Street, GTCR, Hormel, Latham & Watkins, Lincoln International, Vector Capital, Yahoo and the co-CEOs of the Riverside Co. Who should win our 2014 awards?

Advent International Acquires Insulation Company From Audax-Led Consortium

The target, Distribution International, has completed 11 deals in recent years, scooping up Mechanical Insulation Supply and Pacific Insulation Co.

AES Continues to Sell Assets

The utility provider agrees to divest a stake in a subsidiary to CDPQ for $244M less than a month after exiting an asset in Istanbul

The Weekly Wrap: Belden, H-D Advanced, Pretium Packaging

Belden acquires Tripwire, H-D Advanced picks up Intellifuse; Pretium Packaging buys Tri-Delta Plastics

NFP Adds to Insurance Consolidation With EBS/Foran Buy

Hub International and Confie Seguros have also made recent insurance acquisitions

Bass Pro Reels In Ranger, Stratos, Triton Fishing Boat Brands

The deal marks an exit for Platinum Equity, which bought the brands in 2010

Adobe Buys KKR-Backed Fotolia for $800M in Cash, as Creative Cloud Subscriptions Fuel Revenue

KKR will reportedly make about two times the $150 million it invested for 50 percent of Fotolia in 2012

Belden Buys PE-Backed Cybersecurity Co. Tripwire for $710M

Cybersecurity providers make attractive targets, as hacking incidents, including the recent attack on Sony Pictures that resulted in millions of pirated downloads of “Fury” and “Annie”

Sumitomo Mitsui Expected to Buy Citigroup Japan Unit

The lending unit of Japan’s second-biggest bank reportedly will purchase the operations from Citibank Japan for about $330 million

10 Issues that Medical Device Buyers Should Consider

Thinking about IP, physician involvement and other technical issues will help buyers avoid post-closing problems

2 Companies For Sale

See which companies have recently hit the auction block, including Cache and TwinMed

Arthur J. Gallagher Acquires Australian Insurer

The deal underscores the mounting M&A within the insurance sector

The Weekly Wrap: Baby Jogger, Robb Report, Abraham Lincoln Hotel

Newell Rubbermaid buys Baby Jogger; Rockbridge picks up Robb Report; Al Habtoor Group adds Abraham Lincoln Hotel to its portfolio

Software Giant OpenText Takes Over Actuate

The acquisition follows the company's $1.17B purchase of GXS Group

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