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Cybersecurity Must Be Part of the M&A Process, says Eric Feldman, CIO of the Riverside Co.
The Yahoo data breach, coming in the midst of Verizon’s acquiring the struggling Internet company, provides a moment of reflection on cybersecurity


Dealmaker's Guide to the Election: Where Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Stand on 5 Middle-Market Issues
Trade regulations and labor relations provide differences that may affect the middle market when choosing between the candidates, who debated for the last time on Oct. 19


Newell's Sale of Irwin Tools is Just the First Step in Divestiture of Business Lines
The divestitures come amid a strategic review of business conducted since the merger of Newell Rubbermaid and Yankee Candle owner Jarden

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Platinum Equity Adds Fabric Maker ITG to Manufacturing Portfolio

The target's clothing brands include Burlington, Burlington Contract Fabrics, Carlisle Finishing, Cone Denim and Safety Components

The Weekly Wrap: Estée Lauder, Rockwell Collins, Zimmer Biomet

Estée Lauder buys Becca; Rockwell Collins purchases B/E Aerospace; Zimmer Biomet acquires RespondWell

PE Firms Fundraising: Blackstone Tactical Opportunities, Littlejohn and Others

J.C. Flowers is also raising a fund

Who are the Most Influential Women in Mid-Market M&A? Nominations Due Nov. 1

Send us your picks for female dealmakers on par with Avante’s Jeri Harman, the Riverside Co.’s Pam Hendrickson (pictured) and Campbell Soup’s Emily Waldorf

Zimmer Biomet Buys RespondWell to Add Virtual Physical Therapy Tech

The buyer has recently purchased health care tech companies CD Diagnostics and LDR

Gridiron Closes Third PE Fund, Twice the Size of Previous Fund

Counsel On Call, Dent Wizard and Engage 2 Excel are portfolio companies of the firm

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Atlantic Street, Backer of Family-Owned Businesses, Raises Lower Mid-Market Fund

Alex Apparel ranks among Atlantic Street’s portfolio companies; MTS Health, NXT Capital and the Riverside Co. have raised recent funds

Qualcomm Buys NXP Semiconductors, Looks to Expand into Auto Electronics

Renesas has plans to buy Interesil, as demand for automotive technology accelerates

Kohlberg Buys Majority Stake in Hollywood Research Analytics Firm MarketCast from RLJ and SSGA

MarketCast’s services include materials testing (trailers, TV spots, print ads), exit polls and focus groups

Tenable’s Purchase of Data Security Provider FlawCheck Shows Cybersecurity Has Become Increasingly Critical

Due diligence for network security is underscored by increased deals following the data breach of Yahoo, and recent website outages affecting Amazon, Netflix and Twitter

Hearst Buys Aviation Software Maker Camp Systems from GTCR, as Aircraft Tech Signals Interest

AEI, Apollo Aviation and ParkerGale are among the PE firms investing in aircraft tech and aerospace companies

Independent Sponsors Give Traditional PE Firms a Run for the Money

Fundless sponsors, including Akoya Capital, Consumer Growth Partners, Rotunda Capital and the Stratford-Cambridge Group, invest deal by deal

Cybersecurity Firms Draw Buyers, as Hackers Invade Agencies, Campaigns and Companies

Most M&A professionals are increasing scrutiny of the cybersecurity practices of potential targets, finds a recent survey by law firm Morrison & Foerster

Investcorp Buys 3i’s Debt Management Business, as Lenders Focus on Specialization

As the private debt market becomes more important as a finance source for the middle market, lenders need to provide differentiated offerings

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Fundless sponsors, including Akoya Capital, Consumer Growth Partners, Rotunda Capital and the Stratford-Cambridge Group, invest deal by deal