Wrap Up

M&A Rose in Q3
The first three quarters of the year delivered the highest middle-market deal value for the period in five years

Experts Corner:

Growth in Construction Sector Spurs M&A
The construction products industry is fragmented, making it ripe for consolidation, explains Ridgemont Equity Partners’ Rob Edwards

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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Strategic Buyers

Rockefeller Group Buys Majority Stake in TA Realty

The buyer will use TA Realty as its main investment management platform in the U.S.

L.B. Foster Buys Balfour Beatty Railway Unit

The deal gives the buyer more track-lubrication products and an increased presence in Europe

The Buyside: Germans Bet Big on U.S. Targets

U.S. companies, including Dresser-Rand and Sigma-Aldrich, are attractive targets for German companies

Madison Square Garden Mulls Plan to Split Into 2 Companies

The $2B purchase of the Los Angeles Clippers by former Microsoft CEO Ballmer -- almost four times the previous record paid for an NBA team -- was one catalyst for the board’s decision, sources said

Regal Entertainment Shares Jump as Cinema Chain Considers Sale

A sale would mark the biggest deal yet in an industry that’s been consolidating for years

Chaucer Food Invests in Crunchies, Adding to Health-Food M&A

The deal follows better-for-you snack purchases by Centre Partners and Atlantic Natural Foods

Leica Biosystems Adds GTCR-Backed Devicor Medical Products

GTCR built the company after taking over the Mammotome brand breast-care business from Johnson & Johnson in 2010

Cutrale, Safra Agree to Buy Chiquita for $681M

Chiquita, which traces its roots to an 1870 shipment of Jamaican bananas to New Jersey, also produces salad under the Fresh Express brand

PE Was Never the Right Suitor for Cosmetics Company Essie, Founder Essie Weingarten Says

Essie Weingarten, founder of the nail polish line, and former CEO Max Sortino, spoke about building the company before its sale to L'Oreal at ACG New York's Consumer Brands Conference

6 Companies For Sale

See which companies have recently hit the auction block, including Vitamin Shoppe and Full House Resorts

The Weekly Wrap: Olson, Cleco, Carol's Daughter

ICF picks up Olson; Macquarie acquires Cleco; L'Oreal USA picks up Carol's Daughter

Siris Snatches Up E-Commerce Company

Serial acquirer Digital River provides services to big-name clients, including HarperCollins, Mattel, Spotify, Adobe and Microsoft

Secure All Rights to Your Brand Before Pitching to Strategic Buyers

Chris Elshaw, former COO Revlon’s consumer productions division, and others offer advice at ACG NY’s Consumer Brands Conference

AMC Networks Buys Half of BBC America to Bolster Pay-TV Leverage

The deal brings BBC America series like “Doctor Who,” “Top Gear” and “Orphan Black” under the same roof as AMC shows that include “The Walking Dead” and “Mad Men”

NeoPhotonics Spends $17.5M on Emcore Assets

After selling assets to Suncore and Sumitomo, the semi-conductor maker expects the latest deal to help generate cash flow

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