Happy Friday, all. The Dow closed above 16000 for the first time, but M&A activity is still lagging behind. Maybe US deal makers are still hesitant about the future — or perhaps they’re just getting an early start on Thanksgiving. This week, Tim Geithner moved into PE, Brookside Mezz backed Amias Berman, and Blue Point Capital recapped Trademark Global.
In honor of JFK, here is a little motivation from his graduation speech at Amherst: “I look forward to a great future for America – a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth with our wisdom, its power with our purpose.”
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Academy Securities, a veteran owned broker-dealer, is pleased to announce the successful closing of the $10,000,000 Series A stock financing on behalf of Defense Mobile Corporation (“Defense Mobile”). Defense Mobile is a New York-based, nationwide 4G LTE wireless telecommunications company that exclusively serves active and retired members of the United States military and their families. Read the full release here.