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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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Securian Financial Grabs Majority Interest in Asset Allocation

Ares and Legg Mason have also acquired asset managers recently

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

The seller is under investigation from the U.S. Department of Education regarding allegations over student attendance and manipulation of grade records

Apellis Pharma Buys Macular Degeneration Drug

Aegerion Pharma and Warburg Pincus have also invested in pharmaceuticals recently

W.R. Grace Grabs Rest of Turkish Construction JV

The construction chemicals company has also acquired a unit of Dow chemical and Noblestar Catalysts business

Frothy Market Puts Pressure on Private Equity Firms

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

Graham Media Buys SocialNewsDesk

The target provides social media-management software to newsrooms

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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Sterling Partners is just one of several PE firms capitalizing on the rise of e-commerce, picking up Innotrac, which provides services to J. Crew, Zara and other retailers