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Carlyle, Sidley Austin, Duff & Phelps
Carlyle taps former Wal-Mart CEO Mike Duke; Duff & Phelps names new managing director; Sidley Austin hires cross-border specialist


M&A Momentum Accelerated in March
Falling fuel prices, rising consumer confidence and potential interest rate hikes are among factors behind dealmaker enthusiasm

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Jones Day Deepened M&A Bench to Score LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR
The law firm added M&A attorneys in high-growth areas, including Europe, Latin America and the energy sector

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Cap Gemini to Buy Igate to Challenge Accenture

The deal gives the buyer more U.S. customers for its IT consulting business

Innovations in Coatings and Sealants Spark M&A

John Televantos of Arsenal Capital explains why Royal Adhesives, which Arsenal is selling to American Securities, and competitors make attractive targets

7 Companies For Sale

See which companies have recently hit the auction block, including NCR Corp. and Caradigm

The Weekly Wrap: NetSuite, Groupon, SkinnyPop Popcorn

NetSuite buys Bronto Software; Groupon sells Ticket Monster; SkinnyPop Popcorn acquires Paqui

BAE Systems to Review Technical Units After Buyer-Interest

The London-based company’s U.S. intelligence and security division is on the auction block

Houghton Mifflin Grows Services With Education Tech Deal

The deal was announced on the heels of Sterling Partners' closing a $200M education-focused fund and Nautic Partners' acquisition of Source4Teachers

Comcast Plans to Drop Time Warner Cable Deal

The deal’s demise promises to strengthen the hand of online players like Amazon, Netflix and others providing programming over the Internet

As E-Commerce Importance Grows, NetSuite Acquires Bronto Software

The deal follows e-commerce transactions by Anchor Equity, KKR and Siris Capital

Ares Co-Founder Tony Ressler Buys NBA Atlanta Hawks

The $730 million price tag is reportedly the second most paid for an NBA team behind former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer’s $2 billion purchase of the Los Angeles Clippers in 2014

5 Ways Plummeting Energy Prices are Changing Mergers & Acquisitions

Blackstone, Carlyle Group and Five Point Capital Partners top the list of experienced energy investors inking deals thanks to the downdraft

As Sealants M&A Persists, Idex Buys Ardian-Backed Novotema

Genstar and PPG have also made sealants acquisitions lately

As Pharma Deals Continue, Teva Makes Unsolicited Takeover Bid for Mylan

The Israeli company has lost market share to Indian manufacturers such as Sun Pharmaceutical Industries

Raytheon Teams with Vista Equity Partners to Form Cybersecurity Company as Threats Rise

The deal calls for Raytheon to acquire Websense from the PE firm

The Pace of Middle-Market M&A Held Steady in the First Quarter

Kindred’s takeover of Gentiva in the health care sector and Adobe’s purchase of Fotolia in the tech sector were among the many deals to close in Q1

The Weekly Wrap: Gulfport Energy, Builders FirstSource, Eclipse Aerospace

Gulfport Energy buys Paloma Partners; Builders FirstSource acquires ProBuild Holdings; Eclipse Aerospace merges with Kestrel Aircraft

4 Companies for Sale

See which companies have recently hit the auction block, including CitiFX Pro and Avon Products' North American business segment

Acuity Brands Continues Growth with ByteLight Buy

The buyer last picked up energy management company Distech Controls and wireless controls maker Adura Technologies

KeyCorp Likely to Pursue More Small Banks

After purchasing Pacific Crest and Elan Financial's credit card business, the Cleveland holding company is expected to continue investing in the payments space

Health Care Tech Providers Medytox and CollabRx to Merge

KPMG and Digirad have also made health-care technology buys recently

Bubble Wrap Owner Expands Robot Unit with Intellibot

Sealed Air sold its medical packaging unit to PE firm Mason Wells in 2013

Nokia Bets $16.6B in Alcatel Deal Creating Network Leader

Nokia’s biggest acquisition would result in a supplier that surpasses Ericsson and Huawei Technologies in wireless-infrastructure revenue

Health Care M&A to Skyrocket, Dealmakers Predict

Buyers are expected to continue seeking innovations and efficiencies to meet the market needs created by the Affordable Care Act

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