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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The Weekly Wrap: Audax, TransDigm, Constellation Brands

Audax buys Justrite; TransDigm adds Breeze-Eastern; Constellation Brands purchases Ballast Brewing

Tech-Focused PE Firm ParkerGale Closes Debut Deal

ParkerGale’s purchase of Aircraft Technical Publishers brings together two trends: renewed interest in air travel and in tech M&A

As Aircraft Industry Updates Planes, Parts Makers Bring in Buyers

Interest in the sector has come from Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway, as well as Heico

On the Heels of Acquiring Timken Alcor, Kaman Buys Avedon’s GRW Bearing

Recent similar deals include the acquisitions of Azmark Aerosystems, BellowsTech and Servometer

CIT Weighing a Spinoff of Aircraft-Leasing Business

GE recently agreed to sell its aircraft financing portfolio to Blackstone's Global Jet

Nautic Procures Aerostar, Leveraging Rising Demand for Airplane Parts

Recently, Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway bought Precision Castparts, and Blackstone picked up MB Aerospace

Blackstone Buys Arlington-Backed Engine Parts Manufacturer MB Aerospace

PE-backed Imaginetics bought Azmark, Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway acquired Precision Castparts and Kaman purchased Timken Alcor

As Airplane Fleets Age, Centerfield and Kidd -Backed Imaginetics Buys Azmark Aerosystems

The purchase of the parts maker, which works with clients such as Boeing, Honeywell and Raytheon, follows Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway's deal for Precision Castparts

Apollo Aviation Raises Aerospace Fund, as Demand for Airplane Parts Take Off

The fundraising comes as Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway buys Precision Castparts and Kaman purchases Timken Alcor

BBA to Acquire Carlyle’s Landmark Aviation

Under Carlyle, Landmark acquired Ross Aviation from Centre Partners in 2014

The Weekly Wrap: Gravity4; XPO Logistics; Google

Gravity4 buys Rocket Fuel; XPO Logistics takes over Bridge Terminal Transport; Google acquires Timeful

The Weekly Wrap: NetSuite, Groupon, SkinnyPop Popcorn

NetSuite buys Bronto Software; Groupon sells Ticket Monster; SkinnyPop Popcorn acquires Paqui

Adobe Completed $800M Purchase of Photo Service Fotolia in Otherwise Slow January

Despite the lull, dealmakers remain bullish in forecasts for 2015

Top 2014 Mid-Market Deals by Industry

Oil & gas, professional services, banks and software are among the top five sectors for M&A

Amazon Scored September’s Biggest Middle-Market Deal

The e-commerce company paid $970 million for Twitch Interactive, an online community of video gamers

Hormel's Purchase of Muscle Milk Maker Was Among August's Notable Deals

The middle market closed 168 deals in August, fewer than in July

Clayton Dubilier & Rice Invests $600M in Energy-Services Provider CHC

The PE firm, which owns David's Bridal and John Deere Landscapes, will control 45 percent of the energy-services company

The Weekly Wrap: CD&R, Harman, Propel Capital

CD&R buys Healogics; Harman picks up AMX; Propel Capital acquires Summit Products and Citiblocs

The Weekly Wrap: Blucora, Hillshire Brands, Sumitomo

Blucora adds HowStuffWorks; Hillshire Brands buys Van's Natural; Sumitomo acquires Vaupell

Turnaround Tuesday: Alion Science Works to Refinance Notes

The company's history of losses raises doubt its ability to continue as a going concern, or without the threat of liquidation

The Weekly Wrap: Koppers, Certara, KPS

Koppers buys Osmose units; Certara acquires Synchrogenix; KPS picks up Anchor Glass

The Weekly Wrap: Dell, Sentinel Capital, Walt Disney

Dell picks up StatSoft; Sentinel Captal buys Newks; Walt Disney acquires Maker Studios

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