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L’Oreal Acquires TSG-Backed IT Cosmetics , as Skincare M&A Grows

Estee Lauder, Mylan and Perrigo have also made deals in the sector

The Weekly Wrap: Delta Risk, HGGC, TPG

Delta Risk buys Allied InfoSecurity; HGGC backs Integrity; TPG invests in BVI

ETrade Buys OptionsHouse to Expand into Derivatives Online Trading

Other financial technology purchases have come from Bregal Sagemount, Deluxe and FactSet

Verizon Acquires Yahoo’s Web Assets, Ends The Target’s Strategic Review Process

Yahoo, led by Marissa Mayer, put its core business up for sale earlier in 2016

Vitro, Mexico-Based Glass Maker, Picks Up PPG’s Flat Glass Operations

As PPG focuses on its core businesses, recent acquisitions have included Chemfil Canada and MetoKote

Processing Payments, Fueling Deals

Dover, Wex and FleetCor have made recent deals in the payments technology sector

Demand Rises for Video Streamers, as Consumers Watch More Sports on Mobile Devices

AT&T, Twitter and Yahoo have previously purchased video software companies

Food Packager Sabert Wraps Up Deal for Mullinix

Seller is PE firm Mason Wells, which recently acquired healthcare plastics components supplier MGS Manufacturing

Hardwoods Distribution Buys Rugby Architectural, As Building Products Percolate

Leading Ridge Capital Partners invested in the architectural wood distributor in 2011 and made 16 add-on acquisitions, including Albuquerque Hardwood Lumber

Hasbro Buys Irish Animation Studio Boulder Media, Producer of Disney’s Wander Over Yander

Other recent media content acquirers have included Gannett, Silver Lake, KKR and Michael Dell

Snow Phipps Acquires Winchester Electronics From Audax; Plans More Expansion

Previous add-on acquisitions by Winchester, maker of connectors for data and power wires, included SRI Connector Gage

Delta Risk Cybersecurity Services Acquires Allied InfoSecurity, With Plans to Expand

The PE arm of ex-Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff's Chertoff Group owns a majority stake in Delta Risk

Thoma Bravo Backs Health Care Cybersecurity Provider

Thoma Bravo recently picked up Bomgar, Elemica and Qlik

Wang Jianlin’s AMC Purchases Movie Theater Operator Odeon

AMC recently announced plans to acquire Carmike Cinemas

Mediaocean Acquires Ad Software Provider Invision, as Interest in Digital Services Rises

Vista Equity-backed Mediaocean previously bought BCC AdSystems and ColSpace

The Weekly Wrap: Danone, Gores, PKG

Danone acquires WhiteWave; Gores invests in Twinkies; PKG purchases TimBar

Pruning Process: 7 Consumer Goods Producers Buy & Sell to Grow

Procter & Gamble sold Duracell and is divesting 40-plus beauty brands; Clorox sold car cleaners and bought Renew Life probiotics; General Mills sold Green Giant and bought Epic Provisions

Gannett Snaps up New Jersey Newspapers, Continues Deal Spree

The USA Today publisher recently acquired ReachLocal and made a bid for Tribune Publishing

Evian Owner Danone Buys WhiteWave, Maker of Silk Soy Milk

Other healthy food acquisitions have come from Hain Celestial, Hammond Kennedy and Pinnacle

PKG Buys Competitor TimBar to Boost Corrugated Packaging

Recent packaging deals have come from Wind Point, Bemis, CCL Industries and Quad-C

British Melrose Buys U.S. Fan Maker Nortek in First Major U.K. Purchase Since Brexit

Melrose is betting a strengthening of the U.S. economy will boost the construction sector, helping Nortek’s sales of kitchen range hoods, AC and home-security systems

Bristol-Myers Purchases Cormorant to Expand Cancer Research Pipeline

Bristol Myers previously bought Flexus Biosciences and Rigel Pharmaceuticals; Gilead and Roche also made similar deals

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