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2014 Best Year for Middle-Market M&A Since 2007
Dealmakers predict 2015 will prove even better

Strategic Buyers

The Top 15 Middle-Market M&A Stories of 2014
The M&A Mid-Market Awards, the lower middle market, Vera Bradley’s growth story and five technologies driving health care deals were among the most popular transaction topics

People Moves of the Week

Clarus Ventures, Riverside Partners, Siedman & Bancroft
Clarus calls up new managing director; Riverside announces several promotions; Siedman & Bancroft hires associate Maria Garrett

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Will Lenders Find a Silver Lining to the Oil Slide?

Investors are expected to buy oil companies struggling to pay loans as the industry faces distress

AccuWeather Keeps Buying, Adds Hazard Notifications

The deal comes just after the weather service bought meteorology company WeatherBank and after blizzard Juno hit the Northeast

Hershey Moves From Sweet to Savory with Acquisition

The confectionary company diversifies with the addition of jerky business Krave Pure Foods

With Backing from Athletes and Rappers, Whistle Adds Pet Tracker Tagg

Whistle raised $15M in VC funding from Nokia and others, including celebrity investors, such as basketball’s Carmelo Anthony, wrestling’s Stuart Goldfarb and rapper Nas

4 Issues Re-Shaping the Relationship Between LPs and GPs

Panelists at ACG New York Women of Leadership's Second Annual Summit shed light on topics, including co-investments

Caesars Wins Bid to Move $20 Billion Bankruptcy to Chicago

The decision is a victory for Apollo Global Management and TPG Capital, who control the company’s parent, Caesars Entertainment

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.
Cloud computing, data analytics, mobile devices and e-commerce are among the advance¬ments fueling tech M&A
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Adding to Software M&A, FranConnect Acquires Process Peak

PE firm Serent Capital is investing in the franchise software business as part of the deal. Pictured: FranConnect CEO, Amit Pamecha (right) and president, Keith Gerson (left)

Bridgepoint Buys EFront for $330.7M

The deal comes as more private equity firms opt for customized portals to streamline communication with limited partners

Evergreen Adds Sterling-Backed Gem Mobile Treatment

More investors are expected to make deals in the oil and gas sector as low oil prices bring distress

CommScope to Buy TE Broadband Unit for $3 Billion

The deal, CommScope’s biggest, is expected to strengthen the telecom equipment provider’s products for data centers and short-range wireless transmissions

Enstar Adds to Insurance Consolidation with $218M Acquisition

The insurer bought Companion Property and Casualty from Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina

Bats Buys Hotspot Currencies Market Operator for $365 Million

Bats Global Markets bought stock market Chi-X Europe in 2011, and Bats Chi-X holds a stake in EuroCCP NV

NXT Capital Closes $800M Leveraged Loan Fund

The fund will invest in first- and second-lien loans that NXT's corporate finance group originates

Yahoo’s Alibaba Spinoff Lays Bare Weakness in Remaining Business

While Marissa Mayer has made acquisitions, restructured the company and taken steps to boost the appeal of Yahoo’s products, she will have to deliver tangible results after more than two years as CEO

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