ACG to Spice Things Up, Cajun-Style, at InterGrowth 2016
David Axelrod, former adviser to President Obama, and Ana Navarro, former adviser to Sen. John McCain and Gov. Jeb Bush, are scheduled to speak at the May gathering in New Orleans


Marketers Go Digital, Attracting Buyers
Accenture, IBM and Web.com have made acquisitions, following migration to social media sites and mobile devices

Strategic Buyers

Newell Rubbermaid Capped Growth Strategy with Beloved Elmer’s Glue, Sealing Strategic Buyer of the Year
The company also agreed to buy Yankee Candle owner and sold some non-core businesses

Digital Edition


Fund of Funds, Lender

ESOP, Recapitalization

Agriculture, Natural Resources

New York, Hong Kong

Northeast US, Asia/Pacific

United States, Canada


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

Business Services

PE-Backed Backed AlliedBarton Merges with Universal Services, as Terrorism Concerns Drive Growth of Security Guard Services

Universal Services’ PE Backers, Warburg Pincus and Partners Group, will retain a stake in the combined company

Apollo-Led Group Raises Bid for Apollo Education, Owner of University of Phoenix

Activist shareholders Alberta Investment Management and Schroders rallied to halt the original deal, arguing it undervalued the education provider known for online learning

TPG Takes Stake in IT Staffing Firm Frank Recruitment

The target--which operates Nigel Frank, Mason Frank, Churchill Frank, and Washington Frank--was acquired from Livingbridge

HGGC, Led by CEO Rich Lawson, Backs Software Provider FPX

The PE firm recently invested in Instantly and exited Serena Software

Elusive Loans Lead PE Firms to Alternative Lenders

As credit tightens, Balance Point Capital and other non-regulated direct lenders fill the void

AmTrust Adds to Insurance Portfolio with ANV

Earlier purchases for the insurance holding company include ARI Mutual Insurance and Republic Cos

Marketers Go Digital, Attracting Buyers

Accenture, IBM and Web.com have made acquisitions, following migration to social media sites and mobile devices

Audax Remains Active, Investing in Schwag Distributor Halo

The PE firm recently backed Foam Products and SRI Connector Gage

Robert Teitelman tells the stories of Felix Rohatyn, Bruce Wasserstein, Michael Milken in Bloodsport

New book explains how “ruthless dealmakers, shrewd ideologues and brawling lawyers toppled the corporate establishment”

Annaly Capital Expands Property Business with Hatteras Financial

Carlyle and State Street have recently made financial services deals

Wilbur Ross-Backed NBNK Investments Winds Down Without Deal

NBNK failed to buy Northern Rock and assets from Lloyds Banking

Health Care Deals Thrive, but Dealmakers Predict Significant Slowdown in Future Activity

The Affordable Care Act has been driving health care deals, but its impact is lessening over time, and its future is uncertain in this election year

PE Fundraising: Lexington, Apollo and Others

TPG is also raising a fund

M&A Slump Deepened in March

Leads for new deals flattened; the number of completed deals fell; and letters of intent dropped

PE Fundraising: KKR, Wind Point and Others

Pomona Capital is also raising a fund

State Street to Buy GE Asset Management, Expanding in Private Equity and Real Estate

The deal is part of GE’s sweeping divestitures, which have included the sale of middle-market lending powerhouse Antares Capital

Guest Article: The Hidden Value of Brand

Used as a touchstone for setting the integration agenda, brand can separate winning deals from disappointing mash-ups

Fusion Acquires TFB, Anticipating Growth in Call Center Software

Equinix and TierPoint have made similar deals recently

Apax Expands Software Portfolio with Thoma Bravo’s InfoVista

Thoma Bravo recently invested in SolarWinds and MedeAnalytics

Nautic Partners Backs Property Restorer Response Team 1, which Made Three Deals

The target purchased Emergency Reconstruction, JFS Construction Group and Venturi Technologies

Micro Focus Buys Serena Software from HGGC, as IT Demands Grow

HGGC, which was co-founded by former San Fransico 49ers quarterback Steve Young, recently invested in Instantly and MotoFuze

Carlyle Continues Deal Spree with Purchase of Cloud Services Provider WingArc1st

The PE firm recently invested in Coalfire Systems and JenCap

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