Corporate Interest Tax Deduction Cut Would Create “Significant Risks” for the Middle Market
Eliminating the CIT deduction would lead to a 6.3 percent drop in equity value for U.S. middle-market companies, finds new study conducted by RGL Forensics and the ACG

New Hires and Promotions

People Moves: Bradley, Herzberg, Medor
Keith Bradley is Swiss Watch's new CEO; Uri Herzberg gets promoted at Debevoise; Rich Medor (pictured) gets hired by Accordion Partners

Private Equity

PE Firms Fundraising: Carlyle Asia, KKR Americas and Others
Sequel Capital is also raising a fund

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Influential Women

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

Mid-Market Awards

Mergers & Acquisitions Names Winners of the 9th Annual M&A Mid-Market Awards

Strategic Buyers

ConAgra Sells Seasonings Biz, as Consumer Products Powerhouses Prune Their Offerings

To focus on fast-growing Chef Boyardee, Hebrew National, Hunt's and Slim Jim, ConAgra is selling Lamb Weston and other slower-growing brands

Thermo Fisher Scientific to Buy Electron Microscope Maker FEI

In April, Thermo Fisher bought Affymetrix, adding technology used by scientists and biologists to analyze specimens at the cellular and genetic level

The Weekly Wrap: Becker, Bregal Sagemount, Siris Capital

Becker buys ACAMS; Bregal Sagemount adds Discovery Data; Siris Capital purchases Xura

IMS Health Acquires Patient Identity Provider, as the Affordable Care Act Drives Deals

The purchase of Privacy Analytics follows IMS’s announced merger with Quintiles Transnational

AT&T’s Surprise Yahoo Bid Puts Pressure on Verizon’s Ambitions

Video is a new revenue source for wireless service providers: AT&T bought DirecTV; Yahoo’s investments in video include the purchase of BrightRoll and content relationships with MLB, NHL and PGA

Sears to Explore Options for Kenmore, Craftsman, DieHard

The unprofitable retailer, which recently paid down debt with a new loan, may again be turning to asset sales to generate cash amid continued losses

DeVry's Becker Buys Trainers of Financial Crime-Prevention Pros

Other recent education activity includes deals backed by Apollo Education, KKR and Carlyle

HP Spins Off Services Unit, Merges it with CSC

HP Enterprise CEO Meg Whitman has been streamlining the company, including exiting the PC and printer business in 2015, to focus on selling hardware and software to corporations

Mid-Market M&A Tumbled in First Quarter to Lowest Point Since 2009

Tightening credit and the uncertainty of an election year shrank Q1 deal volume to levels last seen in the wake of the Lehman Bros. collapse

TransDigm Adds Behrman-Backed Aircraft Components Maker DDC

Other aerospace purchases have come from AE Industrial Partners, Liberty Hall and MTS Systems

Bayer Reveals Price and Other Details on Monsanto Bid

M&A is reshaping the crop and seed industry, including DuPont and Dow Chemical’s plan to merge and carve out a crop-science unit and lots of activity in the middle market

National Security Essential to Cross-Border M&A

In this guest article, BDO’s John Lash says defense and security companies are most likely to come under scrutiny

The Weekly Wrap: Hormel, Lincoln Electric, Pfizer

Hormel buys Justin's; Lincoln Electric adds Vizient; Pfizer acquires Anacor

Technip Bets on Oil Industry Recovery with FMC Merger

Range Resources agreed to buy Memorial Resource, as the sector looks to bounce back after a deep drop in oil prices

Bayer Bids For Monsanto, as Chemical Producers Receive Buyer Demand

Advent acquired Viakem, Dow Chemical and DuPont plan to merge, and Lariat backed Willowood

Hormel Grows Grocery Segment with Organic Nut Butter Maker

The addition of Justin’s continues Hormel’s strategy to expand outside of meats, including its purchases of CytoSport and Skippy

Office Depot Hires Bain, Considers Acquisitions and Sale of European Ops

CEO Roland Smith tells investors “the future success of Office Depot will require bold new action”

Range Buys Memorial Resource, as Demand for Natural Gas Exports Grows

Duke Energy and TransCanada have also made deals in the energy sector

AT&T Boosts DirecTV Mobile with Purchase of Madison Dearborn-Backed Quickplay

The addition of the video streamer follows acquisitions from Amazon Web Services and Rovi

Warren Buffett’s Bid for Yahoo: All About Media Assets

Buffett backed Capital Cities/ABC Inc. in the 1980s, and current holdings include dozens of newspapers and a Miami TV station

Lincoln Electric Expands Global Reach with Robot Maker

The purchase of Vizient comes after Arlington, Auris and Rockwell announced deals in the sector

Pfizer Buys Eczema Drugmaker Anacor, After the Allergan Deal Fell Apart

Pfizer, which is also considering a split of the company, says it will look for acquisitions

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