Due Diligence

Cybersecurity Must Be Part of the M&A Process, says Eric Feldman, CIO of the Riverside Co.
The Yahoo data breach, coming in the midst of Verizon’s acquiring the struggling Internet company, provides a moment of reflection on cybersecurity


The Weekly Wrap: Bravo Sports, Pritzker Brothers, US Foods
Bravo Sports buys Nutcase; Pritzker Brothers acquire ProAmpac; US Foods purchases Save on Seafood

Private Equity

PE Firms Fundraising: Apollo Accord, Welkin Captial and Others
Summit Investors is also raising a fund

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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

Business Services

Investcorp Buys 3i’s Debt Management Business, as Lenders Focus on Specialization

As the private debt market becomes more important as a finance source for the middle market, lenders need to provide differentiated offerings

Sutherland Buys Analytics Firm Nuevora, as Dealmakers Target Retail Data Companies

Related acquisitions have come from SFW Capital, Blackstone, HGGC and StellaService

Acco Buys Esselte to Expand Mead and Five Star Brands in Europe

The deal provides an exit for J.W. Childs, which recently backed Cycle Gear

Cybersecurity Has Become a Critical Part of the M&A Process, says Riverside CIO Eric Feldman

The Yahoo data breach, coming in the midst of Verizon’s acquiring the struggling Internet company, plus recent outages affecting Amazon, Netflix and Twitter, underscore the importance of cybersecurity due diligence

Cybersecurity Firms Draw Buyers, as Hackers Invade Agencies, Campaigns and Companies

The Oct. 21 attack on Internet tech provider Dyn -- wounding Amazon, Netflix, Twitter and others -- is latest reminder of the rising value of cybersecurity providers

Independent Sponsors Give Traditional PE Firms a Run for the Money

Fundless sponsors, including Akoya Capital, Consumer Growth Partners, Rotunda Capital and the Stratford-Cambridge Group, invest deal by deal

Trans World, Owner of DVD Store Chain FYE, Buys Etailz to Expand Online

Mediaocean, Perficient and Web.com have also bought digital marketers

Audax Closes Mid-Market Senior Loan Fund, Following Mezzanine Capital Raise

Carlyle, Monroe and NXT also raised debt funds

Morningstar Buys Remaining Stake in M&A Researcher PitchBook, Plans Global Growth

Other data related deals have come from HGGC, Penton and SFW Capital

Ardian Taps New York's SMCP to Help the Paris Firm Invest in U.S. companies

Dominique Senequier founded the private equity group of French insurer Axa in 1996 and spun it off in 2013, renaming it Ardian

Before Signing an M&A Letter of Intent, Consider These 7 Points

Negotiating non-disclosure agreements carefully will avoid problems down the road, say M&A attorneys

Bain Capital Credit Launches BDC to Make Direct Loans to Middle-Market Companies

Other PE firms that have formed BDCs include: Apollo, Carlyle, KKR and TPG

The Riverside Co. Eyes Software Services with New Growth Fund, Providing Alternative to Venture Capital

Riverside, led by co-CEOs Béla Szigethy and Stewart Kohl, closed a $650 million micro-cap fund for small businesses in September

Nationwide is Acquiring Advisory Shop Jefferson National, Expanding Retirement Service Distribution

Recent insurance buyers include AIG and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

PE Firm SFW Backs Analytics Manager, as Retailers Turn to Data for Help

Other related acquisitions have come from Blackstone, HGGC and StellaService

Two Perella Weinberg Veterans Start Asset Manager

David Schiff and Andrew Dym founded Innovatus Capital Partners to focus on private debt and distressed companies

Accenture Adds DayNine, Expanding Cloud Services

The global professional services provider has been on a buying spree, picking up: ClientHouse, Cloud Sherpas, CRMWaypoint, New Energy Group, Redcore and Tquila

Retail Data Providers Merge, as E-Commerce Continues to Shake Up the Retail Industry

As retailers, such as American Apparel, struggle, the companies that provide data about them consolidate

Minorities, Women “Grossly Under-Represented” in Capital Markets, says Robert L. Johnson

The creator of Black Entertainment Television (BET), who has thrived in private equity and real estate, talks about his latest launch, a middle-market investment bank

Vista Equity Buys Network Service Provider Infoblox, as Cybersecurity Deals Continue

The transaction follows deals by TPG, Thoma Bravo and Accenture

Can Robert L. Johnson Do for Investment Banking What He’s Done for Media, Private Equity and Hotel REITs?

The RLJ Way: Vision, strategic capital (like John Malone in BET) and talented management

CPPIB Acquires Ascot, AIG Sells Stake

AIG has in a deal place to sell United Guaranty to Arch Capital

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