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Evercore, Star Mountain Capital, Jones Day
Evercore hires tech specialist to begin in June; Star Mountain taps former Citigroup PE co-founder; Detroit restructuring head Kevyn Orr returns to Jones Day


M&A Momentum Accelerated in March
Falling fuel prices, rising consumer confidence and potential interest rate hikes are among factors behind dealmaker enthusiasm

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HGGC Thrived in Transition to Reap PRIVATE EQUITY FIRM OF THE YEAR
The firm raised a new fund and closed a slew of deals with a revamped management team that includes CEO Rich Lawson, former 49ers QB Steve Young and former Bain exec Greg Benson

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8 Companies For Sale

See which companies have recently hit the auction block, including Salesforce.com, led by CEO Marc Benioff

Latest PE Fundraising Efforts

See which private equity firms have been raising capital, including Blackstone Capital, KKR and Flare Investors

The Weekly Wrap: MasterCard, Twitter, SolarWinds

MasterCard buys software company APT; Twitter takes over advertising firm TellApart; SolarWinds acquires cloud service Papertrail

Want a Top M&A Job in London? It Helps to Be Italian or Spanish

In recent years, an Italian or Spaniard has been named head of M&A in the London office of five of the world’s biggest investment banks including Bank of America, Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase

Baird Capital Acquires SloanLED, as Lighting Component Makers Merge

JZ Partners, Golub Capital and Hexagon are co-investing with Baird

Flextronics Takes Over Mirror Controls As Car Part Deals Climb

Other recent auto-related deals have come from Sage Automotive, Gridiron Capital and Avis Budget Group

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Thor Industries Purchases Postle in Latest Aluminum Deal

As the price of aluminum dips, producers of the metal are exploring M&A opportunities

Interest Rate Environment is "Favorable," Says GE Antares CEO David Brackett

UPDATED -- The leader of the coveted unit of GE Capital Sponsor Finance, which sources expect to sell within 90 days, shares his assessment of interest rates and other trends affecting middle-market lending in this interview with Mergers & Acquisitions

Oaktree Interested in GE Capital’s Assets, Co-Chair Bruce Karsh Says

Others said to be considering buying all or part of GE Capital include: Apollo, Ares, Blackstone, Mitsubishi, SunTrust Banks and Wells Fargo & Co.

Inside Word: Confidence Continues

The first quarter of 2015 performed on par with 2014, which is good news for dealmakers, as we report in the May issue of Mergers & Acquisitions

OmniVision Agrees to $1.7 Billion Sale to China’s Hua Capital

Chinese buyers are using takeovers, such as the purchase of Spreadtrum Communications, to gain chip capabilities and connect smartphones to cellular networks

Avenue Capital’s Boulevard Harvests Dow Chemical’s AgroFresh

Dow announced in October it would sell AgroFresh as it sheds low-margin businesses and streamlines operations

Private Equity Perspective: Video Data Rooms & Other Tech Tools for Dealmakers

The Riverside Co.'s Peggy Roberts, Brynwood Partners' David Eagle and Harris Williams' Chip Duggins say VDRs help close deals efficiently and securely

Salesforce Said to Work With Bankers to Field Inquiries

An acquisition of Salesforce, led by CEO Marc Benioff would top the $27.5 billion leveraged buyout of First Data Corp. in 2007 to be the biggest software purchase ever

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