Has Mid-Market M&A Come to a Dead Stop, or is This a Momentary Pause?
Dealmaking in Q4 2015 dropped 26 percent from Q4 2014, and January 2016 was downright sluggish. How long will the lull last?

Turnaround Talk

Men's Wearhouse Devises Tailored Brands Holding Company to Protect Assets in Potential Bankruptcy
The retailer has suffered financially since its 2014 acquisition of Jos. A. Bank


Valuations Soared in 2015, Making it Tough for PE Firms to Compete with Strategic Buyers
Prices paid for lower middle-market targets averaged 9.1 times Ebitda, up from 7.8 in 2014, says GF Data’s Graeme Frazier

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Trimble Purchases Sefaira, Provider of Building-Design Software

The deal follows Trimble's acquisitions of Agri-Trend and Telog

Apollo Teams with Vistria to Take Private the Owner of University of Phoenix, Planning to Expand

The target recently acquired Career Partner and Sociedade Técnica Educacional

Financing Tightens for Mid-Market Companies

Antares Capital co-CEO David Brackett says senior debt prices have gone up

Idex Expands Safety Division with Akron Brass Purchase

3M is another strategic buyer that has been growing its safety equipment business

The Weekly Wrap: Cisco, FireEye, Stryker

Cisco buys Jasper; FireEye purchases Invotas; Stryker adds Sage

3 Companies For Sale

Management consulting firm AssetMark and storage device maker Barracuda Networks are reported to be seeking buyers

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PE Firms Fundraising: Advent, Blackstone and Others

Lime Rock Resources is also raising a fund

GTCR Reunites with Pharma Exec Ed Fiorentino to Launch TerSera Therapeutics

The Chicago PE firm hopes to build on past partnerships with Fiorentino, including Actient and Crealta, in another example of the Leaders Strategy

Guest Article: Middle-Market Carve-Outs Can Be Complex

Sun Capital’s Brian Urbanek says management and operations are important to understand

FormFactor Acquires Semiconductor Tester Cascade Microtech

Altera, EZchip and Pericom have recently been bought

Arlington Capital Purchases iRobot’s Defense and Security Biz

Omron and Sealed Air have recently made robot related deals

Cisco Buys Network Equipment Maker Jasper, as Companies Look to Boost Cloud Services

Other recent purchases include APT, Kepware and StorageCraft

Court Square Adds Silver Oak-Backed Medical Supply Distributor NDC

The purchase follows up C.R. Bard’s recent purchase of Liberator Medical Holdings

Liberty Hall’s Deal for AIM Aerospace Driven by Demand for New Airplanes

The PE firm also owns LaCroix Industries, McCann Machining and Precise Machining & Manufacturing

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