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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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Scott Irvin

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In the news: People Moves of the Week: Berkshire Partners, WeiserMazars, Keybanc



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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

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

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

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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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

Only a Few Days Remain for 2014 M&A Mid-Market Awards Nominations

Send us your nominations today! The deadline is Jan. 31. (No exceptions.)

Investors Flow Into Oil & Gas

NGP Energy Capital Management and Five Point Capital Partners have raised recent energy funds

Private Equity Perspective: Survey Says…

Each month, roughly 250 dealmakers respond to Mergers & Acquisitions’ survey, giving us exclusive access to the middle market

Turnaround Tuesday: Still Troubled, Viggle Gets Another $2M Loan from CEO

Chief executive Robert Sillerman loaned the digital marketing company $2M in December, too

Lattice Expands Semiconductor Business with $600M Silicon Deal

Jefferies committed $350M in financing for the transaction

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