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AIG, Pimco, Golub Capital
AIG places exec in charge of M&A; Pimco exec steps down; Golub Capital hires Chip Cushman from GE Capital

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Early-Stage Deal Flow Rose in April for Third Month in a Row
While dealmakers remain optimistic, some signs indicate the rate of M&A expansion may be slowing

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GE Capital Sponsor Finance Buyer Expected to be Unregulated Group, Source Says
Potential bidders for the unit include Apollo, Ares, Blackstone, KKR, Mitsubishi UFJ and SunTrust

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The Weekly Wrap: Hormel Foods, Vox Media, Hot Topic

Hormel buys Applegate; Vox acquires Revere Digital; Hot Topic takes over GeekNet

Latest PE Fundraising Efforts

See which private equity firms have been raising capital, including Black Dragon Capital and Cortec Group

2 Companies For Sale

See which companies have recently hit the auction block, including Becton Dickinson's surgical instruments business

Propel Equity Picks Up European Toy Biz Juratoys

The acquisition expands Alex Brands and follows other toy company deals from Mattel and Hot Wheels

PE-backed Pure Gym Bulks Up with LA Fitness Deal

The CCMP Capital-owned company is one of several gym franchises to conduct M&A after Vasa Fitness and Life Time Fitness

Equinix’s Telecity Takeover Scuttles Dutch Merger

Equinix, led by CEO Stephen Smith, first approached London-based Telecity early in May, two months after Telecity agreed to merge with Dutch Interxion

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GE Capital Sponsor Finance Sale Announcement Expected First Week of June, Source Says

Apollo, Ares, Blackstone, KKR, Mitsubishi UFJ, SunTrust, Guggenheim and the Canada Pension Plan are likely bidders of the Sponsor Finance group, which includes GE Antares

Pet Brands Worldwise and Quaker Pet Unite

J.M. Smucker, Whistle Labs and Fronteac have also made pet-related acquisitions recently

L-3 Expands in Pilot Training with CTC Acquisition

Veritas Capital and TransDigm have also recently made deals in the aerospace market

As U.S. Population Ages, Capmark Grabs Specialized Retailer Orchard Brands

Orchard owns Blair, Huband, Norm Thompson, Solutions, Sahalie, Gold Violin, Appleweed’s, Tog Shop, LinenSource, Draper’s & Damon’s, Old Pueblo Traders, Bedford Fair and WinterSilks

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Video Highlights from ACG’s InterGrowth 2015

Dealmakers, including Mike Bernstein of Baird Capital and Sarah Bradley of Kainos Capital, weigh in on a range of topics from health care to food M&A

Nokia Takes Over Eden Rock to Expand in Self Organizing Networks

As part of the deal, Eden Rock will spin off a new company for its spectrum-sharing services

After a Handful of Mid-Market Deals, Founder Takes Music Festival Business SFX Private

SFX has acquired Beatport, festival producer ID&T, ticketing businesses Flavorus and Paylogic and many other businesses over the past few years

Carlyle Closes European Technology-Focused Fund

The close comes after Thoma Bravo raised a fund specifically to compete for larger software deals. Pictured Carlyle co-CEO David Rubenstein

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