Player Template for http://www.themiddlemarket.com

Wrap Up

First Half of 2014 Best for M&A in 3 Years
Positive predictions for 2014 are coming true, with the first six months of the year generating more deals than the same periods in 2012 and 2013

Expert's Corner

How to Leverage Social Media in Dealmaking
Axial’s Sam Jacobs provides tips to use specialized social networks to meet, interact, communicate and transact

People Moves of the Week

Brown Gibbons Lang, Cantor Fitzgerald, Wilmington Trust
Brown Gibbons Lang taps corporate M&A specialist; Cantor Fitzgerald names head of media investment banking; Wilmington Trust brings in BNY Mellon vets Julie Balerna and Deb Daniello

Digital Edition


Fund of Funds, Lender

ESOP, Recapitalization

Agriculture, Natural Resources

New York, Hong Kong

Northeast US, Asia/Pacific

United States, Canada


People Database

Exclusive data on top players in capital markets

Neil Dhar


Firm: PricewaterhouseCoopers

In the news: Rising IPO Tide Lifts All Boats



Top Stories

Latest News

Beacon Roofing Adds All Weather Products in Latest Building Products Deal

The acquisition follows similar deals by Kodiak Building Partners and Argosy Private Equity

Riverside Adds to Craft Beer M&A with Uinta Investment

The move comes as other companies, including Anheuser-Busch, look to capitalize on the popularity of craft beer

3i Invests $110M in Audax-Backed A&A Manufacturing

The deal should help A&A expand in Europe and Asia

The Weekly Wrap: Oak Hill, Amazon, Brentwood

Oak Hill picks up Berlin Packaging; Amazon acquires Twitch; Brentwood picks up Marshall Retail

Latest PE Fundraising Efforts

See which private equity firms have been raising capital, including Blackstone, Carlyle and Related Energy

7 Companies for Sale

See which companies have recently hit the auction block, including Ann Inc. and Heinold Hog Markets

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 relatively low scores for deal multiples suggest that deal prices in the energy sector are flattening out after having risen over the last couple of years.
read more 

Featured Content

More News

KKR, Borealis Buy 9 Shipping Vessels

The two companies, through Embarcadero Maritime, have invested about $100M on 27 vessels

Tau Therapeutics and Xdynia Merge into Cancer/Neurology Group

The move comes as drug companies have been looking to acquire innovative cancer treatments

AllOver Media Adds Gas Station Radio

In May, AllOver Media bought Trans Media Group

Covidien Picks up Medical Device Maker Sapheon

The buyer won Mergers & Acquisitions M&A Mid-Market Strategic Buyer of the Year award for 2012 after a string of medical device purchases

Alcon Buys WaveTec Vision

Valeant Pharmaceuticals and Thomas H. Lee have also recently participated in eye-care deals

Roper Buys IPA from Riverside Partners

The deal follows health care transactions from Genstar Capital and Graham Partners

Bob Diamond’s Atlas Mara Seeking More Southern-Africa Deals

The announcement comes about a year after Diamond and Ugandan entrepreneur Ashish Thakkar raised $325M in an IPO

Brentwood Picks up PE-Backed Marshall Retail Group

This is the second time seller ICV has exited the casino and airport retailer, after selling it in 2005 and repurchasing it in 2008

more »

Current Issue

Buyers from a wide range of industries capitalize on consumer appetite for Muscle Milk, Slim-Fast, Soylent and other nutrition supplements