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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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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

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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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

Speed Commerce Pays $55M to Add More E-Commerce Capabilities

Recent e-commerce investments include Sterling Partners' deal for Innotrac and Siris Capital's purchase of Digital River

3D Systems Makes $97M Software Acquisition

MakerBot and Riverside have also made recent 3D printing purchases

RenaissanceRe to Buy Platinum Underwriters for $1.9B

Reinsurers have been seeking to combine to diversify risk and appeal to customers and intermediaries who are increasingly turning to hedge funds that are betting on the industry

Mezzanine Lenders Look to Asia Pacific

While there's some pressure on pricing, there is plenty of opportunity, says Nadim Malik of Sutton Place Strategies

The Weekly Wrap: Sentinel, Shutterfly, Arcus

Sentinel Capital buys RotoMetrics; Shutterfly picks up Groovebook; Arcus acquires Dead Down Wind

5 Companies for Sale

See which companies have recently hit the auction block, including KMCO and PrimeSource Building Products

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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