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  1. Wellspring Capital Management Acquires QualitorRead the original story

    Nov 2, 2014 | Venture Capital Access Online

    Wellspring Capital Management LLC today announced that it has acquired Qualitor, Inc. , a leading global supplier of branded aftermarket safety and wear products for the automotive aftermarket, from an affiliate of HCI Equity Partners. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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  2. HCI Equity Partners sells Qualitor to WellspringRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2014 | PE Hub

    Wellspring Capital Management LLC today announced that it has acquired Qualitor, Inc. , a leading global supplier of branded aftermarket safety and wear products for the automotive aftermarket, from an affiliate of HCI Equity Partners. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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  3. Engility makes $1.1B deal for TASCRead the original story

    Oct 28, 2014 | Washington Technology

    TASC and its private equity backers have agreed to sell the company to Engility in a $1.1 billion deal. In a sign of how tough the market has been in recent years, the sale prices for TASC is about $550 million less than what the private equity groups of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.

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  4. Bodice-Ripper Author Class Certified Against HarlequinRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 27, 2014 | Law.com

    It's not yet a happy ending, but a New York federal judge has certified a proposed class action by romance authors suing Harlequin Enterprises Ltd. over electronic-book royalties. U.S. District Judge William Pauley III of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York breathed life into the sole remaining breach-of-contract claim of the original four brought by authors Barbara Keiler, Mona Gay Thomas and Linda Barrett in June 2012.

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  5. Oil-for-Food Program Claims Yield RICO and FCPA RulingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 27, 2014 | Law.com

    In their Second Circuit Review, Martin Flumenbaum and Brad S. Karp discuss the background and implications of 'Republic of Iraq v. ABB,' in which the court affirmed a decision that dismissed Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, and state law claims brought by the Republic of Iraq against two individuals and numerous business entities based around the world.

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  6. Funds Managed by Oaktree to Acquire Interest in Hess Energy Trading CompanyRead the original story

    Oct 27, 2014 | Business Wire

    Hess Energy Trading Company LLC , a leading global marketer and trader of energy commodities, today announced that an affiliate of funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management L.P. , a leading global alternative investment management firm, is acquiring the interest in the firm held by Hess Corporation. HETCO, which will be renamed in due course, is led by Stephen Hendel and Stephen Semlitz, founding partners, and Guy Merison, partner, all of whom will remain in their current positions.

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  7. Mississippi same-sex marriage ban challengedRead the original story

    Oct 21, 2014 | Jurist

    The Campaign for Southern Equality [advocacy website], which filed the suit on behalf of the couples in the US District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi [official website], works to promote equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the south. Plaintiffs Rebecca Bickett and Andrea Sanders hope to become legally married in their home state of Mississippi, and plaintiffs Jocelyn Pritchett and Carla Webb are legally married in Maine but wish for their marriage to be lawfully recognized in Mississippi.

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  8. Mississippi Sued Over Same-Sex Marriage BanRead the original story

    Oct 21, 2014 | Courthouse News Service

    An LGBT rights group and two same-sex couples sued Mississippi in federal court on Monday, challenging the state's ban on gay marriage. Plaintiffs Becky Bickett and Andrea Sanders are a long-time couple that would like to marry in Mississippi.

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  9. Mississippi's ban on same-sex marriage challenged in federal courtRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 18, 2014 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    A federal challenge to Mississippi's law banning same-sex marriage was filed today in the Southern District of Mississippi on behalf of two same-sex couples, - Andrea Sanders and Rebecca Bickett, and Jocelyn Pritchett and Carla Webb - and the Campaign for Southern Equality. CSE, et.

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  10. The Long Island Capital Alliance Announces Participants for...Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2014 | Market Wire

    The Long Island Capital Alliance , Long Island's leading non-profit capital formation and business development organization, today announced the presenting companies and investor panelists for its Healthcare Capital Forum to be held on Friday, November 7, 2014. The capital forum will help accelerate the growth of healthcare businesses on Long Island.

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  11. City Transfer Tax on Multiple UnitsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2014 | Law.com

    In their Transactional Real Estate column, Peter E. Fisch and Ira J. Gilbert of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison discuss the tax implications when buyers who purchase adjacent condominium units combine them into a single unit. Peter E. Fisch is a partner in the Real Estate Department at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.

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  12. Janus Capital to acquire VelocitySharesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2014 | PE Hub

    Janus Capital Group Inc. today announced it has agreed to acquire VS Holdings Inc., the parent company of VelocityShares, LLC , a leading provider of unique institutionally-focused exchange-traded products , including exchange-traded funds , that deliver sophisticated volatility management solutions. As a leader in designing differentiated ETPs and strategies, VelocityShares is focused on developing instruments that enable investors to manage risk and has been delivering innovative products for a wide range of global investors since its launch in 2009.

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  13. Catalent Appoints Senior Vice President and General CounselRead the original story

    Oct 14, 2014 | Customer Interaction Solutions

    Catalent Pharma Solutions, the leading global provider of advanced delivery technologies and development solutions for drugs, biologics and consumer health products, today announced it has appointed Steven Fasman as Senior Vice President and General Counsel, effective immediately. John Chiminski, President and CEO, Catalent Pharma Solutions said, "I am delighted that Steven Fasman has joined Catalent.

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  14. UPDATE 1-Janus makes foray into ETFs with VelocityShares dealRead the original story

    Oct 13, 2014 | Reuters

    Janus Capital Group Inc , fresh from hiring bond star Bill Gross, said on Monday it plans to make its first foray into the $1.8 trillion exchange-traded funds space through the acquisition of VelocityShares parent, VS Holdings Inc. Janus said the deal to buy VelocityShares, which has $2 billion in exchange-traded products, includes an initial upfront cash consideration of $30 million and is expected to close by the end of the year, subject to regulatory approval. The acquisition propels Denver-based Janus into the exchange-traded fund space, four years after it first filed application with regulators to offer stock and bond ETFs.

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  15. Janus Capital Group Inc. Announces Agreement to Acquire Exchange...Read the original story

    Oct 13, 2014 | Business Wire

    Janus Capital Group Inc. today announced it has agreed to acquire VS Holdings Inc., the parent company of VelocityShares, LLC , a leading provider of unique institutionally-focused exchange-traded products , including exchange-traded funds , that deliver sophisticated volatility management solutions. As a leader in designing differentiated ETPs and strategies, VelocityShares is focused on developing instruments that enable investors to manage risk and has been delivering innovative products for a wide range of global investors since its launch in 2009.

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  16. Janus to make first foray into ETFs with VelocityShares purchaseRead the original story

    Oct 13, 2014 | Reuters

    Janus Capital Group Inc, fresh from hiring bond star Bill Gross, said on Monday it planned to make its first foray into the booming exchange-traded funds space through the acquisition of VelocityShares parent, VS Holdings Inc. Janus said the deal to buy VS includes an initial upfront cash consideration of $30 million and is expected to close by the end of the year, subject to regulatory approval. The company's ETF business, which is aimed at long-term investors, along with future product innovation, is the planned focus for synergies, the companies said.

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  17. Lundin Mining buys Chilean copper unit from Freeport-McMoRanRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2014 | TheStreet.com

    Canada's Lundin Mining Corp. has agreed to pay Freeport-McMoRan Inc. $1.8 billion in cash for an 80% stake in Chile's Candelaria copper operations to expand into the world's largest copper mining nation. Lundin said late Monday that it will fund the deal with $1 billion of senior debt, the proceeds from the sale of $600 million of new shares and by selling 68% of its future gold and silver production from the new asset to Franco-Nevada Corp. for an upfront $648 million.

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  18. Castleton Commodities International LLC Hires Michael A. Goldstein as ...Read the original story

    Oct 7, 2014 | Business Wire

    Castleton Commodities International LLC announced the hiring of Michael A. Goldstein as general counsel and corporate secretary. Mr. Goldstein will be based in CCI's Stamford office.

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  19. Lundin Agrees to Buy Freeport Chile Copper Mine for $1.8 BillionRead the original story

    Oct 6, 2014 | The Washington Post

    Lundin Mining Corp. agreed to buy a controlling stake in the Candelaria copper mining complex in Chile from Freeport-McMoRan Inc. for at least $1.8 billion to gain a foothold in the world's largest supplier of the metal. Lundin, a Canadian base-metals producer, plans to finance the acquisition with $1 billion in new senior secured debt and the sale of about $600 million of shares, the Toronto-based company said yesterday in a statement.

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  20. Microsoft Paves the Way for Data Privacy BattleRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 6, 2014 | Law.com

    In their Federal E-Discovery column, H. Christopher Boehning and Daniel J. Toal of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison write: Microsoft Corporation has found itself at the center of an intense legal battle regarding the ability of the United States government to subpoena data stored abroad. In addition to drawing the attention of constitutional law scholars, technology companies, and lawmakers, the case has also implicated some emerging areas of e-discovery practice.

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