People Moves

Former Burger King and Pepsi Executive Mikel Durham Named CEO at Bregal Partners-Backed American Seafoods
Arsenal Capital-backed Elite Comfort hires former Dow Chemical executive Chris Chrisafides as CEO

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, a SourceMedia publication, covers all aspects of middle-market dealmaking, including identifying acquisition targets, negotiating transactions, performing due diligence, and closing deals. With more than 42,000 unique monthly visitors, the brand’s website at www.TheMiddleMarket.com is continuously updated, providing real-time information and analysis of news and trends in M&A. The monthly magazine, which serves nearly 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.