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Healthy Appetite for Private Equity

“We went from a crash diet to resumption of a pretty healthy appetite for private equity,” says Terrence Mullen of Arsenal Capital Partners in this video with Mergers & Acquisitions contributing editor Danielle Fugazy. Today’s fundraising climate is “both competitive and discriminating.” For more on fundraising, see the May cover story, " Capital Commitments: 5 Winning Fundraising Strategies," and for news of the firm’s latest transaction, read " Profiled PE Firm Arsenal Makes a Deal."
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    Barbara Bradley Baekgaard, founder of Vera Bradley (Nasdaq: VRA), is the latest in a series of entrepreneurs highlighted at ACG New York Women of Leadership events. Photo credit: Robert Blumenfeld

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    GTCR, Hormel, the Riverside Co-CEOs and Others Win M&A Mid-Market Awards
    Amid a slow and challenging year for dealmaking, the winners of Mergers & Acquisitions’ 7th Annual M&A Mid-Market Awards outpaced the competition to grow, innovate and lead the middle market

    Dealmakers

    The Buyside:
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    Traditional Hollywood studios such as Disney and Warner Bros. are seeking next-generation YouTube content providers

    The Buyside

    Activist Investors Dig Into Mid Market
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    Northeast US, Asia/Pacific

    United States, Canada

     

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