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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Influential Women

Mergers & Acquisitions’ special report celebrates 25 leading female transaction professionals, including Jeri Harman, founder of Avante Mezzanine Partners

Mid-Market Awards

Mergers & Acquisitions Names Winners of the 9th Annual M&A Mid-Market Awards

After a grueling vetting process in which the editorial staff of M&A Magazine pored over 2007's top deals, the winners emerged, showcasing a blend of creativity, foresight and hustle.

Middle-Market Deal of the Year
TPG Capital's acquisition of Midwest Air Group

Lower Middle-Market Deal of the Year
Acquisition of Topps by Madison Dearborn and Tornante Co.

Small-Cap Deal of the Year
Riverside Co.'s acquisition of Anitox

Cross-Border Deal of the Year
Lazard's sale of MCT Corp.

Technology Deal of the Year
Elevation Partners' sale of VG Holding

Consumer Deal of the Year
Sterling Investment Partners' acquisition of Fairway Markets

Energy Deal of the Year
First Reserve Corp.'s sale of Ohmstede

Industrial Deal of the Year
Castle Harlan's sale and DLJ's acquisition of RathGibson

Media Deal of the Year
The sale of Mediabistro

M&A Road Warrior Award
Michael Gibbons of Brown Gibbons Lang & Co.