People Moves of the Week:

Cook M&A, Houlihan Lokey, Piper Jaffray
Cook M&A names Michael Olson vice president; Houlihan Lokey hires transaction advisory head; Piper Jaffray acquires energy investment bank

Private Equity

The Rise of the Operating Partner
Baird Capital’s Roberto Ferranti, Riverside’s Jeff Goodman, Excellere’s John Lanier, Northstar Aerospace’s David McConnaughey and Graham’s Dan Soroka (pictured) help portfolio companies improve processes and trim costs

Emerging Markets

As China’s Economy Falters, Southeast Asia Attracts Dealmakers
Inexpensive manufacturing and increased consumerism make Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam appealing to private equity firms and strategic buyers from all over the world

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Mergers & Acquisitions is a digital information and news service, and monthly magazine, serving M&A professionals operating in "the middle-market," defined as corporate transactions involving at least one U.S. company as buyer or seller, where individual deals have a value of less than $1 billion. Mergers & Acquisitions covers all aspects of middle-market dealmaking, including fundraising and target identification; negotiation, due diligence and closing; corporate dealmaking, investment banking and corporate governance. Key content types include dealmaker profiles, analysis of trends and best practices, and industry statistics and other transactional data. Mergers & Acquisitions' monthly magazine is published in partnership with the Association for Corporate Growth, a global organization comprised of thousands of private equity firms, corporate officials and intermediaries.Download our media kit, including our current editorial calendar.

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Mary Kathleen Flynn
Mary Kathleen Flynn joined SourceMedia in November, 2011, as the Editor-in-Chief of Mergers & Acquisitions. In addition to overseeing the monthly magazine and themiddlemarket.com website, she writes the Private Equity Perspective column and produces Mergers & Acquisitions Video, an online video series of interviews with prominent dealmakers. Previously, she spent five years at The Deal, where she covered venture capital, private equity and M&A and produced and anchored hundreds of episodes of The Deal’s online video series. For much of her career, Flynn focused on covering technology and served as an on-camera reporter for MSNBC and CNN. She also worked in print covering the tech beat at magazines, including U.S. News & World Report and PC Magazine.
Assistant Managing Editor
Allison Collins
Allison Collins joined SourceMedia in August 2012 as a reporter with Mergers & Acquisitions. She writes daily stories on M&A transactions for themiddlemarket.com, as well Finance Finesse, a monthly column for Mergers & Acquisitions magazine. Previously, she spent a year and a half at The Deal covering bankruptcy news. Before that, she worked at community newspaper The Sun Chronicle, in Attleboro, MA.
Senior Reporter
Demitri Diakantonis
Demitri Diakantonis has joined Mergers & Acquisitions as a Senior Reporter. Previously, Demitri covered the middle market at The Deal for seven years. Demitri will focus on daily news coverage of middle-market transactions. He will also focus on strategic buyers and several industry sectors, including technology, media and telecom; manufacturing; and energy.
Contributing Editor
Danielle Fugazy
Danielle Fugazy has been a journalist covering private equity, venture capital and investment banking for more than a decade. For the past seven years, Fugazy has been a contributing editor to M&A. Prior to that, she was the editor of Thomson Reuters Buyouts. Fugazy has written for various publications including M&A, Investors Dealers Digest, Buyouts, Venture Capital Journal, Portfolio, Dealmaker and others.


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