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Middle-Market M&A Bounced Back in October
Sensata’s $1B purchase of Schrader International, which makes tire-pressure monitors, from Madison Dearborn was the biggest middle-market deal to close in October

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Golub Grows Tech Lending Unit
A burst of growth from technology companies is behind the decision to expand the late-stage-lending unit, says Golub’s Andy Steuerman


GPs Co-Invest with Limited Partners
Financial sponsors call on limited partners to help round out equity commitments, says Christina Carroll of Stout Risius Ross

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3 Companies for Sale

See which companies have recently hit the auction block, including Kerry Foods units and Gigapan

The Weekly Wrap: HealthSouth, Stifel, Douglas Dynamics

HealthSouth buys EHHI; Stifel adds Merchant Capital; Douglas Dynamics grabs Henderson Products

Latest PE Fundraising Efforts

See which private equity firms have been raising capital, including Black Dragon, Peppertree and Oaktree

Running Specialty Dashes Away with Run Colorado

The deal brings the buyer to 66 specialty shops, as consumer interest in health and fitness escalates

KSL Capital Buys U.K.'s Village Urban Resorts

The owner of California's popular Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows ski resort seeks to expand in the U.K.

Macquarie Enters Energy Market in Brazil with Stake in Nova Energia

Latin America is attracting many investors, including Advent International, which recently closed a fund focused on the region

Mid-Market Pulse
Mergers & Acquisitions introduces the Mid-Market Pulse (MMP), a valuable new index for middle-market dealmakers. Sponsored by McGladrey, the MMP is a predictive barometer that measures sentiment about future dealmaking activity in the overall market as well as in specific industries. The MMP is derived from monthly surveys of approximately 250 executives at private equity firms, investment banks, lending institutions and advisory firms in accounting, law and consulting.
The rate of expansion of M&A in consumer goods and retail will outpace activity in the overall market in the short term, say survey participants
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Turnaround Tuesday: Struggling Video Eyewear Maker Vuzix Considers Licensing IP, More Debt

The company's accountant raised doubts about its ability to continue without liquidating because of losses and a $37.8M deficit

Distressed Company Watch List

See which companies have recently indicated doubt about continuing as going concerns in SEC filings, including Deltathree and Reliabrand

Adding to Auto Parts M&A, Lindsay Goldberg Invests in Dealer Tire

The transaction marks an exit for TA Associates, which invested in Dealer Tire in 2009

FFL Invests in Eyemart Express

The deal follows the PE firm's investment in consumer lender Snap Financial

Palladium Tries On Daniel's Jewelers

The PE firm, which closed a $1.1B fund in April, picks up a majority stake in the jewelry chain

HealthSouth Buys Cressey-Backed Encompass Home Health for $750M

The deal allows the buyer, which owns inpatient rehab facilities, to enter the home-care market

Silver Oak Invests in Gym Chain Vasa Fitness

The deal follows the acquisition of 24 Hour Fitness in June

People Moves of the Week: Hoberman, Platinum Equity, KeyBanc

Lori Hoberman launches law firm; Platinum names new head of global business development; KeyBanc hires Jeff Geuther and Larry Ellis as managing directors

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Sterling Partners is just one of several PE firms capitalizing on the rise of e-commerce, picking up Innotrac, which provides services to J. Crew, Zara and other retailers