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Blue Sage Capital hires Barclays analyst as associate

Blue Sage Capital has hired Davis Miller as an associate to assist with evaluating, structuring, due diligence and financial modeling of opportunities. Before Blue Sage, Miller worked as an analyst in the Natural Resources Investment Banking Group at Barclays in Houston.

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Evercore hires Mark Hanson from Barclays for healthcare group

Evercore has hired Mark Hanson as a senior managing director in the healthcare group. Hanson, who will be based in the New York office, was most recently a managing director of investment banking in the healthcare group at Barclays since 2008, when Barclays bought the U.S. businesses of Lehman Brothers.

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VC-backed pet insurance firm Trupanion debuts IPO

Trupanion has launched its IPO after pricing its 7.125 million shares at $10 per share. The stock began trading Friday on the NYSE under the ticker symbol “TRUP.” RBC Capital Markets, Barclays and Stifel are the lead underwriters. Based in Seattle, Trupanion is a pet insurance provider. It is backed by Maveron and Highland Capital Partners.

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Archer Daniels buying Wild Flavors for $3.1 bln

Archer Daniels Midland Company said Monday it was buying Wild Flavors GmbH in a deal valued at approximately €2.3 billion (US$3.1 billion). Sellers include KKR and Dr. Hans-Peter Wild, WILD Flavors chairman. Wild Flavors, of Zug, Switzerland, supplies natural ingredients to the food and beverage industry. Archer Daniels is assuming about €0.1 billion of net debt. The deal, contingent on regulatory approvals, is expected to close by year end. Barclays provided financial advice to ADM.

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Buyout loan trends may reflect Fed, OCC disparities: TRLPC

Scrutiny by U.S. regulators is reshaping the leveraged loan market as bankers complain that the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency enforces leveraged lending guidance more stringently than the Federal Reserve, sister service Thomson Reuters Loan Pricing Corp reports.

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Starwood Group agrees to buy TMI Hospitality

Private investment firm Starwood Capital has agreed to acquire TMI Hospitality. No financial terms were disclosed. BofA Merrill Lynch and Barclays provided financial advice to Starwood while Citigroup Global Markets was lead financial advisor to TMI. Based in Fargo, North Dakota, TMI is a developer and operator of more than 180 select service and extended stay hotels across 26 states.

Viper Energy Partners launches IPO

Viper Energy Partners, a Midland, Texas-based subsidiary of oil and gas company Diamondback, has debuted its IPO after pricing its 5 million shares at $26 per share. The stock began trading Wednesday on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “VNOM.” Barclays, Credit Suisse and Wells Fargo Securities are serving as lead underwriters. Viper is focused on acquiring oil and natural gas assets in North America.

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VC-backed pet insurance firm Trupanion files for IPO

Trupanion has filed for an IPO. The number of shares that will be sold as well as the stock’s pricing terms have yet to be set. RBC Capital Markets, Barclays and Stifel will serve as the lead underwriters. Based in Seattle, Trupanion is a pet insurance provider. It is backed by Maveron and Highland Capital Partners.

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In Second Opinion, Barclays is cutting hundreds of jobs this week, coders are going crazy over Apple’s new programming language and Myspace is blackmailing users with old photos to win them back.

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peHUB First Read

To take you into this Memorial Day weekend, First Read has news that dry powder is 23% higher than forecast, DARPA is using the Oculus Rift to train cyber-soldiers, insight into KKR Capstone and America’s new subprime problem: auto loans.

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CCMP agrees to acquire Hillman for about $1.5 bln

CCMP said Monday that it has agreed to acquire a controlling stake in Hillman from Oak Hill Capital for $1.475 billion. CCMP has partnered with Hillman’s current management team on the transaction. Oak Hill Capital will retain a “significant” minority stake in Hillman. Barclays is advising Hillman on the deal while Morgan Stanley is advising CCMP. Based in Cincinnati, Hillman is a provider of fasteners, key duplication systems, engraved tags and related hardware items.

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In Second Opinion, Barclays is cutting 7,000 IB jobs, female CEOs are more likely to be sacked than men, Dish Network’s Chairman says the company can’t afford a bid for DirecTV and will all the media attention actually help bring back the 200 girls kidnapped in Nigeria.

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