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Cybersecurity Must Be Part of the M&A Process, says Eric Feldman, CIO of the Riverside Co.
The Yahoo data breach, coming in the midst of Verizon’s acquiring the struggling Internet company, provides a moment of reflection on cybersecurity


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Tenable’s Purchase of Data Security Provider FlawCheck Shows Cybersecurity Has Become Increasingly Critical

Due diligence for network security is underscored by increased deals following the data breach of Yahoo, and recent website outages affecting Amazon, Netflix and Twitter

Hearst Buys Aviation Software Maker Camp Systems from GTCR, as Aircraft Tech Signals Interest

AEI, Apollo Aviation and ParkerGale are among the PE firms investing in aircraft tech and aerospace companies

Cybersecurity Firms Draw Buyers, as Hackers Invade Agencies, Campaigns and Companies

Most M&A professionals are increasing scrutiny of the cybersecurity practices of potential targets, finds a recent survey by law firm Morrison & Foerster

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

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

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

Investcorp Buys 3i’s Debt Management Business, as Lenders Focus on Specialization

As the private debt market becomes more important as a finance source for the middle market, lenders need to provide differentiated offerings

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Newell's Sale of Irwin Tools is Just the First Step in Divestiture of Business Lines

The divestitures come amid a strategic review of business conducted since the merger of Newell Rubbermaid and Yankee Candle owner Jarden

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