Tax Inversion Rules May Hamper Cross-Border M&A in the Middle Market
Fallout from the new rules won’t be limited to mega deals like Pfizer’s scuttled purchase of Botox maker Allergan


The Weekly Wrap: Liberty Hall, Teasdale, Thoma Bravo
Liberty Hall acquires J&M Machine; Snow Phipps-backed Teasdale adds Mesa Foods; Thoma Bravo buys Bomgar


PE Firms Fundraising: Brookfield Infrastructure, Kainos and Others
Star Mountain Partners is also raising a fund

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Blackboard Acquires Higher One, Looks to Make Tuition Payments Easier

Other education deals have from Apollo, Devry and Weld North

Lions Gate Grows Premium Cable Business with Purchase of John Malone’s Starz

The Hunger Games and Mad Men creator Lions Gate also produces the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black

Agco Expands in Europe with PE-Backed Grain Equipment Maker

Lariat Partners and Advent International also made agriculture-related investments

Brexit Vote Adds More Uncertainty to Cross-Border M&A

Britain’s vote to exit the EU may fan the flames that have already singed the middle market in this U.S. presidential election year

Gannett Buys ReachLocal, as Publishers Seek Regional Online Advertisers

Web.com and Perficient have also made acquisitions in the sector

Medtronic Buys HeartWare to Expand Diagnostic Medical Devices

Medtronic previously acquired Aircraft Medical, Bellco and Twelve Inc.

Germany’s Henkel Agrees to Buy Snuggle-Fabric Softener Maker Sun Products to Compete with P&G in U.S.

Henkel missed an opportunity to expand shampoo and hair dye offerings in the U.S. when P&G opted to sell Wella and Cover Girl to Coty, which makes Calvin Klein and Adidas fragrances

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

Kion Gets Warehouse Robotics with Dematic Deal

Arlington Capital, Auris Surgical and Lincolin Electric have made acquisitions in the sector

Twitter Buys Magic Pony Technology to Improve Video Quality

The deal follows up Twitter’s purchases of Madbits and Whetlab

Accenture Expands Cybersecurity Services in Israel, Buys Maglan

Accenture has previously invested in Cimation, Endgame, FusionX and Team8

The Weekly Wrap: Microsoft, PPG, Revlon

Microsoft adds Linkedin; PPG buys MetoKote; Revlon purchases Elizabeth Arden

BASF Joins Chemical Deal Rush, Buys Albemarle Unit

The purchase comes after Evonik agreed to buy Air Products’ chemicals division; Dow Chemical and Dupont have plans to merge

Revlon Seeks to Revive Cosmetics Clout with Elizabeth Arden Deal

Catterton took Steiner Leisure private; Coty is buying more than 40 beauty brands from P&G and also purchased Hyperamarcas’ personal care business

Church & Dwight Joins Growing List of Consumer Giants That Are Reshaping Through M&A

Church & Dwight sells cleaning brands to Brillo owner Armaly; ConAgra, Procter & Gamble, Newell and others are also buying and selling

Envision to Merge With AmSurg to Create Health Services Giant

In 2015, AmSurg made a failed bid for Team Health Holdings

Microsoft’s Purchase of LinkedIn May Spur More Large-Cap Internet and Software Deals

IBM, NetSuite, SAP, Twitter and Ultimate Software are all considered potential

Microsoft Expands in Business Networking, Buys LinkedIn

The two companies started deal talks in January and both are looking for new growth opportunities

Symantec Buys Blue Coat to Recapture Momentum in Fast-Growing Cybersecurity Market

Cybersecurity deals have come from Cryptosoft, FireEye and MGT Capital

Westlake Chemical Wins Takeover Battle for Vinyl Maker Axiall

Dupont and Dow Chemical have agreed to merge and China National reached a deal for Syngenta

The Weekly Wrap: Platinum Equity, Thoma Bravo, Turnspire Capital

Platinum acquires JM Swank; Thoma Bravo adds Elemica; Turnspire purchases United Plastics

Dover to Expand Fuel Pump Payment Services with Wayne Acquisition

Deal follows acquisitions of Fairbanks Environmental and Tokheim Group fueling businesses

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