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Gordon Brothers-AccuVal, AGC Partners, Madison Capital
Gordon Brothers affiliate hires Conrad Lauten to lead SE sales; AGC adds partner to Silicon Valley office; Madison hires head of mezz credit from Sankaty Advisors

Mid-Year M&A Update

Is 2015 Frontloaded?
Dealmakers enjoyed a busy first half of the year, but many see growth slowing over the next 12 months

Finance Finesse

Frothy Leverage Markets Move Multiples
“Multiples have moved into double-digit territory because of the emergence of the non-bank lending ecosystem,” says Rich Lawson, HGGC CEO

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Q2 Gets More Security With Centrix Soultions

The deal extends Q2’s relationship with financial services security products provider

Envision Healthcare Gets a Ride With Rural/Metro

The buyer is purchasing the ambulance operator from Warburg Pincus

5 Companies for Sale

See which companies hit the auction block this week, Bellisio Foods and Interstate Hotels & Resorts

The Weekly Wrap: Sensata, Gerresheimer, AllOver Media

Sensata buys Custom Sensors; Gerresheimer adds Centor US; AllOver purchases two Zoom Media Units

Latest PE Fundraising Efforts

See which private equity firms are raising capital, including Accel-KKR, TA and Vector Capital

UPS Gets Coyote Logisitics from Warburg Pincus

The purchase gives UPS additional help during the peak holiday season, by adding the transportation services provider

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Consumer Packager Berry Plastics Gets Avintiv From Blackstone

The acquisition diversifies Berry Plastics’ services by adding the manufacturer of feminine hygiene products and surgical gowns

Pine Brook Invests in New Oil Equipment Rental Biz

The company, Cahill Services, is currently evaluating potential acquisitions

Essilor Tries On Brazos-Backed Vision Source

The deal is Brazos’ second health care divestiture in 2015, following the sale of Healthcare Solutions

Sensata Takes Off With Custom Sensors & Technologies

This is the business’ second $1 billion-deal in the past year – in October it bought Schrader International

Health Care Industry Tech Catch-Up Drives Deals

Room for improvement means companies that provide health care technology services are attractive targets, says GTCR's Josh Earl

Great Hill Partners Buys Engagement Software Developer Reward Gateway from Inflexion Private Equity

The target plans to use the investment to fund growth in the U.S. and Australia.

HGGC Backs Auto IT Retailer Dealer-FX, Leveraging Acceleration in Car Sales

The PE firm, which also owns AutoAlert, expects to “follow our successful playbook of taking growing companies global,” says HGGC co-founder Steve Young, former 49ers quarterback

Carlyle Raises European Buyout Fund, as the Middle Market Turns to the Continent for Targets

Europe offers cheaper prices than North America, says Carlyle co-founder David Rubenstein

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Dealmakers enjoyed a busy first half of the year, but many see growth slowing over the next 12 months