Wrap Up

M&A Dips in August, but 2014 is Still Beating 2012 and 2013
Despite a summer slowdown, the first eight months of 2014 produced more completed deals than the same period in the previous two years

Expert's Corner

How to Leverage Social Media in Dealmaking
Axial’s Sam Jacobs provides tips to use specialized social networks to meet, interact, communicate and transact

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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In the news: Change Capital, Jaffe Counsel, DLA Piper



Strategic Buyers

PGI Buys TalkPoint to Expand Cloud Services

The target provides webcasting services that can be used for holding meetings

Elray Adds Online Gaming with Golden Galaxy

The buyer is taking a 25 percent stake, but may increase its position depending on profit milestones

TBC Acquires Blackstone-Backed LocalVox

TA Associates and Blackbaud have also made software acquisitions recently

Chernin-ATT Venture Buys Majority of Fullscreen Network

The content producer behind such YouTube stars as Grace Helbig is the latest target to get scooped up by a TV-industry player looking to break into Internet programming

MGM Buys Stake in Media Companies, Hit TV Shows Survivor, the Voice

The company is buying stakes in Roma Downey, Mark Burnett and Hearst Entertainment-owned One Three Media and LightWorkers Media

Siemens to Buy Dresser-Rand for $7.6B

Sulzer, which last week said it was in non-exclusive talks with Dresser-Rand, today said it terminated the negotiations to focus on other M&A opportunities

TTM Expands Circuit Board Business with $927M Viasystems Deal

Earlier in September, Key Tronic bought printed circuit board-assembly company CDR Manufacturing

TriMas Flies Away with Allfast Fastening for $360M

The transaction follows the company's purchases of Mac Fasteners and Lion Holdings

Insurance Industry Consolidation Continues With Latest Hub International Deal

The insurer picked up Algentis, which provides benefits administration services to small insurers

Manufacturing Deals Reassemble 5 Significant Sectors

From packaging consumer products to building airplanes, manufacturing is more important than ever

The Weekly Wrap: Audax, Ridgemont Equity, RLJ Lodging

Audax Group picks up Chase Industries; Ridgemont Equity acquires Cook & Boardman; RLJ Lodging picks up DoubleTree Grand Key Resort

Providence Pays $400M for Health Risk Assessment Group Matrix

The acquisition allows Providence to cash in on an expanding senior population and rapidly growing Medicare market

SAP to Acquire Concur for $7.4 Billion in Cloud-Sales Boost

SAP chief Bill McDermott races to add revenue from enterprise software delivered over the Internet as growth of traditional tools has stalled

Casino Owners Eldorado Resorts and MTR Gaming Merge

The combined company owns casinos in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Nevada and Louisiana

In Latest Energy Services Deal, Patterson-UTI Buys Pumping Assets

Ridgemont Equity and Clayton Dublier & Rice have also recently made energy-services investments

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