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Financial Services

Banner Year for Private Equity Fundraising Bodes Well for M&A in 2017
The amount raised in 2016 was on par with 2014, the best year for PE fundraising since the financial crisis, finds Preqin; a record number of new PE funds is being marketed to investors at the start of 2017


Lending Will Accelerate, Spurred by More M&A, Say Antares Capital Co-CEOs
John Martin and David Brackett, co-CEOs of Antares Capital, say the loan market is robust for 2017

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Mergers & Acquisitions covers all aspects of middle-market dealmaking, including identifying acquisition targets, negotiating transactions, performing due diligence, and closing deals. With nearly 50,000 unique monthly visitors, the brand’s website at themiddlemarket.com is continuously updated, providing real-time information and analysis of news and trends in M&A. Its monthly magazine, which serves 20,000 subscribers, is published in partnership with the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), a global organization comprised of thousands of private equity firms, corporate officials and intermediaries. Mergers & Acquisitions’ online video series features interviews with high-profile dealmakers, including private equity partners, strategic buyers, investment bankers and other advisers. Download our media kit, including our current editorial calendar.

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Mary Kathleen Flynn
Mary Kathleen Flynn joined SourceMedia in 2011 as the Editor-in-Chief of Mergers & Acquisitions. Flynn oversees all of the brand’s editorial content, including features, charts, survey results, videos and slideshows on www.TheMiddleMarket.com. Previous positions include senior editor and senior video producer at The Deal, where she covered venture capital, private equity and M&A. For many years, she covered technology, serving as an on-camera reporter for MSNBC and CNN and a print reporter for U.S. News & World Report and PC Magazine. She can be reached at marykathleen.flynn@sourcemedia.com and on Twitter @MKFlynn.
Assistant Managing Editor
Demitri Diakantonis
Demitri Diakantonis serves as Assistant Managing Editor. He joined Mergers & Acquisitions in 2015 as Senior Reporter. He writes The Buyside column. Among the topics he covers are: strategic buyers; technology, media and telecom; manufacturing; consumer; and food and beverage. Previously, he was an M&A reporter at The Deal. He can be reached at demitri.diakantonis@sourcemedia.com and on Twitter @ddiakantonis.
Kamaron Leach
Kamaron Leach joined Mergers & Acquisitions in 2016 as Reporter, focused on daily M&A transactions. He writes the Finance Finesse column. Among the topics he covers are: investment banking and lending. Previous positions include associate reporter at InvestmentWires, which covers the defined contribution industry; and NYC entertainment correspondent and producer at BlackTree TV, a distributor of online urban entertainment content and lifestyle information. He can be reached at kamaron.leach@sourcemedia.com and on Twitter @Kamaron
Contributing Editor
Danielle Fugazy
Danielle Fugazy joined Mergers & Acquisitions in 2006 as Contributing Editor, covering all aspects of middle-market dealmaking, including private equity and investment banking. She writes the Private Equity Perspective column. Previously, she was the Editor of Thomson Reuters Buyouts. She can be reached at danielle.fugazy@fugazygroup.com.


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