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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DW Healthcare, Linden Capital Team to Pick Up HydraFacial Maker

Johnson & Johnson, Tecomet, Teleflex, TPG, Windjammer and Zimmer Biomet have all acquired medical device businesses

Blue Wolf Buys Tenon’s North American Mill Business, as Construction M&A Grows

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

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

JDA Software, Mi9 Retail and ShopperTrak are some recent targets

Teleflex’s Purchase of Vascular Solutions Underlines Consolidation in Medical Devices

Johnson & Johnson, Tecomet, TPG, Windjammer and Zimmer Biomet have recently invested in healthcare tech companies

Carlyle Closes Fourth CLO, as Debt Funds Rise in Popularity

The PE firm recently raised an energy-focused credit fund along with CLOs in 2015 and 2014

The Weekly Wrap: AEA Investors, Parker Hannifin; Zayo

AEA Investors purchases TricorBraun; Parker Hannifin buys Clarcor; Zayo acquires Electric Lightwave

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PE Firms Fundraising: Ares, KKR and Others

CenterGate is also raising a fund

Audax Buys Snack Machine Vendor Accent Food from Silver Oak

Dr Pepper Snapple, Platinum Equity and Snyderís-Lance all invested in the food sector

Hastings Taps Third Equity Fund to Buy Oil and Gas Chemical Provider Impact

Kimmeridge, Sun Capital and Total SA recently sold oil and gas-related companies

AEA Wraps Up Glass Bottle Packager TricorBraun from CHS Capital

Recent buyers of glass manufacturers include CVC, LKQ, and Vitro

Parker Hannifin Acquires Filter Maker Clarcor to Expand Automotive Reach

Other car-related purchases were made by Qualcomm, Samsung and Volkswagen

Retailers Need Analytics Now More Than Ever: M&A to the Rescue

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

Accenture Acquires Karmarama to Expand Digital Marketing Services

Perficient, Trans Word and Web.com also purchased digital ad agencies

Clearlake-Backed Syncsort Buys Data Integration Software Developer Trillium from Harte Hanks

CNI, Thatís How We Roll and Vision Solutions were purchased by Clearlake

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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