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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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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

Latest PE Fundraising Efforts

See which private equity firms have been raising capital, including Brazos, TPG Art and Valero Capital

Advent Adds to Better-For-You Food M&A with Noosa Yoghurt Buy

The move follows healthy-food acquisitions by Snow Phipps, which bought Teasdale Foods; and Chaucer, which bought Crunchies

Blackstone to Acquire Japan Apartments for $1.61B

International buyers have been flocking to Japanís residential market after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took office in 2012 with a pledge to end the deflation thatís depressed real estate prices. Pictured: Blackstone COO Tony James

Vista Equity Demonstrates PE Interest in Software with Navex Acquisition

The deal marks an exit for the Riverside Co., which started building Navex in 2010

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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ECMC Pays $24M to Buy Campuses from Struggling Corinthian Colleges

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Frothy Market Puts Pressure on Private Equity Firms

LRR's Christian Bullitt says current challenges facing PE may spill over into 2015

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The target provides social media-management software to newsrooms

Peak Rock Grabs Main Steel Polishing

The deal comes after the firm picked up RCR International and closed its debut fund with $700M

One Rock Picks Up PE-Backed Airxcel

The deal marks an exit for Bruckmann Rosser Sherrill, which has owned the target since 2005

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