Corporate Interest Tax Deduction Cut Would Create “Significant Risks” for the Middle Market
Eliminating the CIT deduction would lead to a 6.3 percent drop in equity value for U.S. middle-market companies, finds new study conducted by RGL Forensics and the ACG

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People Moves: Bradley, Herzberg, Medor
Keith Bradley is Swiss Watch's new CEO; Uri Herzberg gets promoted at Debevoise; Rich Medor (pictured) gets hired by Accordion Partners

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PE Firms Fundraising: Carlyle Asia, KKR Americas and Others
Sequel Capital is also raising a fund

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Post Oak Closes Third Fund, as the Energy Sector Looks to Recover

The PE firm has invested in Balcones Energy Holdings, Crown Oil Partners and Mavros Minerals

TransDigm Adds Behrman-Backed F-16 Data Network Supplier DDC

Other aerospace purchases have come from AE Industrial Partners, Liberty Hall and MTS Systems

Short-Term Future Not So Bright for Manufacturing

Tightening credit, volatile energy prices, and uncertainty about the November elections, continue to hamper M&A expectations

Siris Capital Stays Active, Takes Mobile Software Developer Xura Private

After the PE firm raised its third fund, Siris recently completed its buyout of PGI

MidOcean Adds Luggage Supplier in Time for Summer Travel

The purchase of Travelpro follows Samsonite’s agreement to buy Tumi

Ares Capital Buys American Capital, as Mid-Market Lenders Fill Financing Gap

“The growing demand for capital from middle-market borrowers has created the need for flexible capital providers like us to fill the financing gap,” says Ares Management president Mike Arougheti

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Bayer Reveals Price and Other Details on Monsanto Bid

M&A is reshaping the crop and seed industry, including DuPont and Dow Chemical’s plan to merge and carve out a crop-science unit and lots of activity in the middle market

National Security Essential to Cross-Border M&A

In this guest article, BDO’s John Lash says defense and security companies are most likely to come under scrutiny

AE Industrial Partners Acquires Aerospace Parts Manufacturer AC&A

Deal follows the PE firm’s purchases of Belcan and Kellstrom

Harvest Partners Picks Up Acquisitive Dermatologist Platform from Audax

Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery completed 40 acquisitions since Audax bought it in 2011

ACG Selects New Board Members, Names J.B. Dollison Vice Chair

RGL Forensics’ Angie MacPhee will serve as finance chair and Huron’s Gretchen Perkins as corporate secretary

The Weekly Wrap: Hormel, Lincoln Electric, Pfizer

Hormel buys Justin's; Lincoln Electric adds Vizient; Pfizer acquires Anacor

PE Firms Fundraising: Carlyle Asia, KKR Americas and Others

Sequel Capital is also raising a fund

Auto Supplier Grakon, Backed by IGP, Acquires Hamsar Diversco

Deal follows acquisitions from Rotunda Capital, Trivest Partners, Highland Partners and Roark Capital

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Tightening credit and the uncertainty of an election year shrank Q1 deal volume to levels last seen in the wake of the Lehman Bros. collapse