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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

Financing

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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Influential Women

The second edition of Mergers & Acquisitions’ special report celebrates 35 leading female transaction professionals, including Kristina Heinze, co-founder of ParkerGale

Mid-Market Awards

Who should win Mergers & Acquisitions’ 10th Annual M&A Mid-Market Awards for 2016?

Aerospace

AEI-Backed Belcan Adds Kemtah Group to Grow Aerospace IT Division


AEI purchased AC&A, Belcan and Moeller from its debut aerospace fund

7 Sectors to Watch in 2017


Aircraft parts, packaging for consumer goods, construction materials and cybersecurity are some of the industries expected to see strong M&A activity

ParkerGale’s Aircraft Technical Publishers Buys CaseBank for Aviation Diagnostic Software


The deal follows recent purchases of aerospace suppliers by Golden Gate, Liberty Hall, Platte River, and AEI

ViaSat Purchases In-Flight Entertainment Provider Arconics, Expands in Ireland


Hearst and ParkerGale also purchased aircraft tech companies

Hearst Buys Aviation Software Maker Camp Systems from GTCR, as Aircraft Tech Signals Interest


AEI, Apollo Aviation and ParkerGale are among the PE firms investing in aircraft tech and aerospace companies

Rockwell Collins Bets on Smart Jets with B/E Aerospace Deal


Recent aerospace acquisitions have come from Golden Gate, Liberty Hall and Platte River

Golden Gate Capital Acquires Aircraft Equipment Maker Tronair


The deal follows recent purchases of aerospace suppliers by Liberty Hall, Platte River, and AEI

Watermill Acquires Experi-Metal, Parts Maker for Auto Manufacturers


Deal follows recent purchases of automaker suppliers by Grakon, Altus Capital and LKQ

Liberty Hall Remains Acquisitive, Backs Aerospace Parts Supplier ZTM


The PE firm recently invested in AIM Aerospace, Bromford Industries and J&M Machine

Platte River Backs CTS Engines, Grows Aerospace Portfolio


The purchase follows Platte River’s recent acquisitions of Huskie Tools and Jameson

Riverside-Backed H-D Advanced Manufacturing Adds Numeric Machine


Numeric makes components for drilling motors used in oil & gas mining

AEI Stays Active Following Recent Close of Debut Fund


The purchase of Moeller comes after AEI made deals for AC&A, Belcan and Kellstrom

Liberty Hall Backs J&M Machines, as Aerospace Deals Soar


The PE firm recently invested in Bromford Industries and AIM Aerospace

TransDigm Adds Behrman-Backed Aircraft Components Maker DDC


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

AE Industrial Partners Acquires Aerospace Parts Manufacturer AC&A


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

Milbank Expanded M&A Practice to Deliver Law Firm of the Year


The firm, whose M&A practice is led by Alexander Kaye, advised on innovative deals, including the first aircraft-backed securitization deal in Asia

AEI Raises Debut Fund to Focus on Aerospace Deals


The PE firm has invested in Belcan, Kellstrom Materials and Tandel Systems

The Weekly Wrap: Alaska Air, Brocade, Hennessy Capital


Alaska Air buys Virgin Airlines; Brocade Communications acquires Ruckus Wireless; Hennessy Capital purchases United Subcontractors

Alaska Air Expands Fleet with the Acquisition of Richard Branson’s Virgin America


The deal would put Alaska Air in a better position to compete against Delta, American Airlines and Southwest

Liberty Hall Acquires Aerospace Parts Supplier Bromford Industries, Following AIM Purchase


In a similar recent deal, Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway completed its acquisition of Precision Castparts

Worldwide Flight Adds to Aerospace M&A, Buys Cargo Handler Consolidation Aviation


Recent purchases in the sector have come from World Fuel Services and Liberty Hall

World Fuel Picks Up ExxonMobil's Aircraft Business, as Air Travel Soars


The deal includes airports in in Canada, the United Kingdom, France Germany, Italy, Australia and New Zealand

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