Last week, M&A news site TheDeal.com, backed by the late Bruce Wasserstein, moved back behind a paywall. "We've made big changes to TheDeal.com," the newly redesigned site reads. "All daily news
... is now only available on The Deal Pipeline, a transaction information service for investment banks, law firms, private equity firms, hedge funds, deal advisers and corporates."
Meanwhile, a company rep tells paidContent that the weekly magazine will remain free online. The Pipeline, which debuted launched in 2008, is now the company's primary brand. In mid 2000, founder American Lawyer Media sold the assets of The Deal to U.S. Equity Partners, a private equity fund sponsored by Wasserstein & Co.