Pickup in M&A Predicted by Dealmakers, Following Republican Sweep
Audax Group's Geoffrey Rehnert and Avante's Jeri Harman were among the dealmakers we interviewed at the 2016 ACG LA Business Conference


Index of M&A Activity: October Composite at 55.4
Leads for new deals hit a 2016 high, indicating that potential M&A pipelines are full and hurdles from a slow first half have been cleared

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ParkerGale Closes $240M Debut Fund, Building Portfolio of Lower Middle-Market Tech Companies
The Software-as-a-Service model, with recurring revenues, is attractive to private equity, says ParkerGale co-founder Kristina Heinze, who spoke at Mergers & Acquisitions’ MM360 conference

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Gemalto, Amsterdam's Digital Security Giant, Buys 3M's Identity Management Business

Cybersecurity providers have become highly sought M&A targets; meanwhile 3M has been divesting to focus on core businesses

Nascent Buys Transportation Management Tech Smart Track, as Logistics M&A Remains Hefty

American Freight, Atlas Air, C.H. Robinson, Graycliff, NFI and Lineage all purchased logistics businesses

The Weekly Wrap: DW Healthcare, Linden Capital, Equinix

DW Healthcare and Linden Capital buys HydraFacial Maker Edge Systems; Equinix purchases data centers from Verizon

PE Firms Fundraising: Blackstone, KarpReilly and Others

Crestleigh is also raising a fund

Japan’s Sumitomo Agrees to Buy Ireland’s Banana Importer Fyffes, Expanding Reach in Global Fruit Market

The deal comes two years after Chiquita shareholders rejected a proposed takeover of Fyffes that would have created the world’s largest banana producer

DTS Purchases Smart Phone Radio App Developer All In Media, as Consumers Go Digital

AT&T, Qualcomm and Twitter recently engaged in deals for mobile technology businesses

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Smarsh Acquires Text Message Archiver MobileGuard, Tech M&A Steadily Strong

CenturyLink and GTCR both purchase mobile network tech businesses

E-Commerce, Data, to Drive Retail M&A Growth

JDA Software, Mi9 Retail and ShopperTrak are some recent targets

People Moves: Michael Silverstein Joins Carlyle's Consumer Group, Former AT&T Executive Krish Prabhu Gets Hired by Siris Capital

Dana Mead has been named CEO at TPG Capital-backed medical device manufacturer Beaver-Visitec

Juicy Juice Owner Harvest Hill Purchases Nutrament from Nestle

Faribault Foods recently sold its beverage business to the buyer

Ridgemont-Backed Cook & Boardman Buys Delta Door for Geographic Growth

ABC, Blue Wolf, Meridian General, Southwire and United Subcontractors recently purchased construction companies

7 Sectors to Watch in 2017

Aircraft parts, packaging for consumer goods, construction materials and cybersecurity are some of the industries expected to see strong M&A activity

Backcast Partners Restructures to Open Lending and Mid-Market Advisory Business

RLJ Cos. and Roth Capital Partners recently teamed to launch investment bank RLJ Capital Markets

Solace Capital Seals Debut Special Situations Fund, as New PE Players Emerge

ParkerGale Capital recently closed its inaugural fund

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Strategic buyers, like Wal-Mart, and private equity firms, like Blackstone, compete for coveted targets, including JDA Software, Mi9 Retail and ShopperTrak