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JLL Partners and Royal DSM complete Dpx Holdings transaction

JLL Partners and Royal DSM, a global life sciences and materials sciences company have closed the transaction announced in November 2013 combining DSM Pharmaceutical Products and Patheon Inc into a new privately held company named DPx Holdings. With headquarters in Durham, N.C., DPX’s global footprint includes 24 global locations across North America, Europe, Latin America and Australia.

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H.I.G. Capital’s Holland Services seals AED Group deal

H.I.G. Capital portfolio company Holland Services has completed the acquisition and merger of certain assets from AED Group. Based in Denver, Colorado with field offices across the country in key energy basins, AED Group has experience researching, acquiring and servicing quality acreage for multi-national and domestic energy firms.

ACE Group names new EVP for newly expanded M & A practice

ACE Group has hired Seth Gillston as executive vice president to lead the firm’s newly expanded M & A practice. In his new position, Gillston, who is based in New York City, will focus on coordinating a team of underwriters to help address the needs of the private equity industry and the M&A process. ACE Group is a multiline property and casualty insurer.

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Venture-backed M&A activity shows encouraging signs

In the third quarter, venture-backed M&A activity remained soft, with 107 deals reported, compared to 125 for the same period a year ago. Likewise, the first three quarters of 2013 saw just 286 VC-backed deals with disclosed valuations, well off the 362 transactions for the same period in 2012.

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Achieving the Exit with Drew Sievers and mFoundry

Drew Sievers, who led mFoundry to an acquisition by FIS, discusses creating a culture of partnership, selling to financial institutions, and working with strategic investors with competing interests in Shareholder Representative Services’ latest Q&A.

Achieving the Exit with Sebastiano Tevarotto & Wanova

Shareholder Representative Services’ latest Q&A features Sebastiano Tevarotto.  Tevarotto led Wanova to an acquisition by VMware. A veteran of the global IT, telecommunications and media industries…

Venture Backed M&A Weakens In 2012

Acquisitions of venture-backed companies fell for the second year in a row in 2012, with a weak fourth quarter contributing to the retreat, according to a study.

Recent M&A Deal? Consider Tax Saving Tips

While much attention has been focused on whether the Bush tax cuts will expire at year-end, one tax change is almost certain – a new 3.8% Medicare tax on net investment income will take effect on January 1, 2013. Our friends with SRS offer some tax-tips in this guest post.

Achieving the Exit with Dr. Hugh Rienhoff & FerroKin

Shareholder Representative Services’ latest Q&A features Dr. Hugh Rienhoff.  Rienhoff led FerroKin to an acquisition by Shire valued at up to $325 million. Trained as a physician, Rienhoff spent eight years working as a scientist and eight years as a venture capitalist focused on biotechnology prior to becoming an entrepreneur.

Achieving the Exit with Amr Salahieh & Shifamed

Shareholder Representative Services’ latest Q&A features Amr Salahieh.  Salahieh is the founder of Shifamed LLC, a Silicon Valley-based medical device incubator founded in 2009. Shifamed recently sold Maya Medical, a medical device company focused on the treatment of hypertension, to Covidien in a deal valued at up to $230 million. Salahieh discusses the incubator model, […]

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