Wrap Up

First Half of 2014 Best for M&A in 3 Years
Positive predictions for 2014 are coming true, with the first six months of the year generating more deals than the same periods in 2012 and 2013

People Moves of the Week

BTIG, D.A. Davidson, KeyBanc
BTIG taps two former Lazard execs; D.A. Davidson launches real estate team; KeyBanc drafts Anne-Marie Peterson to the firm's leveraged finance team


BET Founder Continues Picking Up Hotels
RLJ Lodging, founded by Robert L. Johnson, recently paid about $50M for an Atlanta Hyatt

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Fund of Funds, Lender

ESOP, Recapitalization

Agriculture, Natural Resources

New York, Hong Kong

Northeast US, Asia/Pacific

United States, Canada


People Database

Exclusive data on top players in capital markets

Sylvie Gadant


Firm: Citrin Cooperman

In the news: People Moves of the Week: Barclays, Bryan Cave, Mayer Brown



Weekly Wrap

The Weekly Wrap:
AOL, Bryn Mawr Bank, National CineMedia

AOL buys Convertro; Bryn Mawr picks up Continental Bank; National CineMedia (pictured with CEO Kurt Hall) acquires Screenvision

CD&R, Houghton Mifflin, Vention

Clayton Dubilier & Rice buys John Deere Landscapes; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt picks up Choice Solutions; Vention Medical acquires Fast Forward Medical

First Reserve, Marlin Equity, SFX Entertainment

First Reserve acquires TNT Crane & Rigging; Marlin Equity buys Telltabs; SFX purchases Arc90, Fame House and Tunezy

Azure Midstream, Centre Partners, Wilsonart

Azure picks up TGGT; Centre acquires Captain D’s; Wilsonart buys Durcon

B&G Foods, Crestwood, Time Warner Cable

B&G Foods buys Rickland Orchards; Crestwood acquires Arrow Midstream; Time Warner Cable picks up DukeNet

Accenture, Riverside, Sterling

Accenture acquires Procurian; Riverside picks up EcoSmart; Sterling buys Specialty Manufacturing

eBay; Knight; Stryker

eBay picked up Braintree; Knight made an offer for USA Truck; Stryker acquired Mako Surgical

Brynwood, CD&R; Confie Seguros

Brynwood Partners acquires Lightlife Foods; CD&R Picks up Harsco’s infrastructure division; Confie Seguros buys part of Affirmative Insurance Holdings

Bregal Sagemount, Propel, Time

Bregal Sagemount picked up Netrada North America; Propel bought Zoob; Time acquired American Express Publishing

Jarden, Alliant, Riverside

Jarden takes over Yankee Candle; Alliant acquires Bushnell; Riverside purchases three targets

Akorn, Wasserstein, Fandango

Akorn takes over Hi-Tech Pharmacal; Wasserstein purchases GlobeComm;Fandango acquires Quantum Loyalty

BHS, JustFab, Zillow

BHS Specialty Chemicals buys Steam Engineering; JustFab and ShoeDazzle merge; Zillow picks up StreetEasy

Duma Energy, IBM, Pinnacle

Duma Energy buys Hydrocarb Energy; IBM picks up Trusteer; Pinnacle acquires Wish-Bone and Western brand dressings

AOL, Angie’s List, EZE Trucking

AOL acquires Adap.tv; Angie's List purchases SmartHabitat; EZE Trucking buys Rig Runners

Apollo, Standard Register, Zotec

Apollo acquires Pitney Bowes; Standard Register purchases WorkflowOne; Zotec Partners buys Medical Management Professionals

Hanergy, Riverside, Roadrunner

Hanergy buys Global Solar; Riverside acquired Blue Microphones; Roadrunner Transportation bought Marisol