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Bain Capital Credit Launches BDC to Make Direct Loans to Middle-Market Companies
Other PE firms that have formed BDCs include: Apollo, Carlyle, KKR and TPG


More Construction-Related M&A Expected in 2017
There’s still room for growth, said dealmakers at the 2016 Building & Infrastructure Conference, hosted by Lincoln International and L.E.K. Consulting


MTS Health’s Fourth Fund Underscores Optimism About Healthcare M&A
CVS, Frazier Healthcare and Kroger have also recently made acquisitions

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Bravo Sports Buys Helmet Maker Nutcase to Expand Lifestyle Business

Other deals involving sports safety equipment include the purchases of Cycle Gear, Poc Sweden and Simpson Performance

US Foods Acquires Save on Seafood, as Buying Spree Continues After Sysco Merger Collapses

The buyer previously made deals for Cara Donna, Food Genius and Freshway Foods

Independent Sponsors Give Traditional PE Firms a Run for the Money

Fundless sponsors, including Akoya Capital, Consumer Growth Partners, Rotunda Capital and the Stratford-Cambridge Group, invest deal by deal

Wellspring Buys Tableware Maker Hoffmaster, Provides Exit for Metalmark

GP, Pacific Market and Taylor Precision have also made houseware deals

Atlantic Street, Backer of Family-Owned Businesses, Raises Lower Mid-Market Fund

Alex Apparel ranks among Atlantic Streetís portfolio companies; MTS Health, NXT Capital and the Riverside Co. have raised recent funds

Dealmaker's Guide to the Election: Where Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Stand on 5 Middle-Market Issues

Trade regulations and labor relations provide differences that may affect the middle market when choosing between the candidates, who debated for the last time on Oct. 19

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Permian Basin Remains Attractive for Oil and Gas M&A, Says Deloitte's Ray Ballotta

Productive drilling activity will drive costs down and lead more buyers to the Permian

Who are the Most Influential Women in Mid-Market M&A?

Send us your picks for female dealmakers on par with Avanteís Jeri Harman (pictured), the Riverside Co.ís Pam Hendrickson and Campbell Soupís Emily Waldorf. Nominations are due Nov. 1, 2016

Trans World, Owner of DVD Store Chain FYE, Buys Etailz to Expand Online

Mediaocean, Perficient and Web.com have also bought digital marketers

Orangewood Backs Fabricator George Industries, as Metal Deals Remain Robust

Other metal investments have come from Graycliff, Liberty Hall and LFM

AMC Networks Invests in RLJ Entertainment, Forms Streaming Partnership

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

Tecomet, Backed by Genstar, Buys Mountainside, Maker of Endoscopes

Other recent acquirers of medical devices include J&J, TPG and Zimmer Biomet

Audax Closes Mid-Market Senior Loan Fund, Following Mezzanine Capital Raise

Carlyle, Monroe and NXT also raised debt funds

Pritzker Brothers' Purchase of Packaging Maker ProAmpac Shows Family Offices are Picking Up Dealmaking

The Pritzkers are heirs to Hyatt Hotels and Marmon Holdings

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Fundless sponsors, including Akoya Capital, Consumer Growth Partners, Rotunda Capital and the Stratford-Cambridge Group, invest deal by deal