Private Equity Firms Double Down on Technology Deals
Tech-focused firms, like Thoma Bravo, HGGC and ParkerGale, are raising funds, and generalists like the Riverside Co. are boosting investment in the sector


Renesas, Samsung, Verizon chase auto tech makers
Intersil, Fleetmatics and Harman are some recent targets in the sector


Huron Closes New Fund in 3 Months, Riding PE Fundraising Wave
The Detroit PE firm focuses on lower middle-market companies, like colorful sock maker Sabg

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Bank M&A: Strike while it is hot?

Some advisers are urging acquirers to strike while they have strong currencies, while others are warning about the risk of overpaying. Sellers, meanwhile, must be wary of a correction after months of surging prices.

Private equity firms double down on technology deals

Tech-focused firms, like Thoma Bravo, HGGC and ParkerGale, are raising funds, and generalists like the Riverside Co. are boosting investment in the sector.

Energy M&A expected to zoom, benefitting from anticipated reduction in regulations

Survey respondents say deregulation efforts will boost domestic oil projects

The weekly wrap: Accella, B. Riley, Restaurant Brands

Arsenal-backed Accella buys Covestro’s U.S. foam division; B. Riley purchases FBR; Burger King owner Restaurant Brands buys Popeyes

PE firms fundraising: Bregal Sagemount and Oaktreee

Tecum Capital Partners is also raising a fund

Why credit funds could be the next wave in M&A financing

The Carlyle Group, CRG and Ted Koenig-led Monroe Capital raised credit funds recently.

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Carlyle raises fourth distressed fund, as PE firms continue fundraising

Audax, Monroe, NXT and Vector Capital are among the private equity firms raising capital

Index of M&A activity: January composite at 51.9

The score that measures new transaction leads was 17 points higher than the previous January, indicating a full pipeline of potential deals

Arsenal-backed Accella buys Covestro’s U.S. foam division for residential construction

Arsenal Capital closed a $1.3 billion private equity fund in October 2016

B. Riley buys investment bank FBR in a merger; financial services M&A picks up

Aon, Bain Capital Credit, Lucia Capital and Mercer made strategic moves within the sector

Burger King buys Popeyes to expand customer base

Burger King has been looking for acquisitions since it merged with Tim Hortons three years ago

Warren Buffett takes his own advice in walking away from Unilever bid

Berkshire Hathaway and 3G Capital own half of Kraft Heinz, which “amicably” withdrew the offer for the maker of Lipton teas, Knorr soup and Axe deodorant

Kraft Heinz spurned in Unilever takeover bid

Kraft Heinz was formed through a combination of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway and investment firm 3G Capital, which had teamed up two years earlier to buyout of H.J. Heinz

Belgium's Sonaca buys aerospace parts designer LMI for U.S. expansion

AEI, Aircraft Technical, Golden Gate, Liberty Hall and Platte River recently acquired aerospace industry suppliers

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