BET Founder Robert L. Johnson Launches I-Bank
The founder of Black Entertainment Television also owns numerous businesses, including a prolific PE Firm


Brexit Vote Adds More Uncertainty to Cross-Border M&A
Britain’s vote to exit the EU may fan the flames that have already singed the middle market in this U.S. presidential election year


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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

AEI-Backed Belcan Buys Intercom, Adds Cybersecurity Services

Demand for security firms rises, fueling recent purchases of Allied Infosecurity, Imprivata and iSight

Processing Payments, Fueling Deals

Dover, Wex and FleetCor have made recent deals in the payments technology sector

Cross-Border M&A: Mexico Speeds Up While China Slows Down

Latin America offers proximity to the U.S., a growing middle class and the potential upside that investors once found in Asia

Audax Closes Mid-Market Mezz Fund

The firm has invested in Centerplate, Shoes For Crews and Worldwide Express

Jordan-Backed AFF Acquires Ocean Freight Provider GTS to Expand Beyond Core Markets

Atlas Air, Bregal Sagemount and Transport Holdings have also made logistics deals

WPP Buys French Consumer Data Provider in Post-Brexit EU Push

Similar deals have come from HGGC, Summit Partners and Tyco

Revelstoke-Backed Transport Holdings Acquires Truck Provider Jones Motor Group

The purchase follows logistics deals by Atlas Air, Bregal Sagemount and XPO

Brexit Vote Adds More Uncertainty to Cross-Border M&A

Britain’s vote to exit the EU may fan the flames that have already singed the middle market in this U.S. presidential election year

Blackboard Acquires Higher One, Looks to Make Tuition Payments Easier

Other education deals have from Apollo, Devry and Weld North

Bruin Sports Invests in Deltatre to Increase Digital Media Presence

AT&T and Twitter are also growing their mobile sports content services

Origami Capital Raises PE Fund Targeting Illiquid Assets

Post Oak Energy, TPG, AE Industrial Partners and Carlyle have also raised capital

Gannett Buys ReachLocal, as Publishers Seek Regional Online Advertisers

Web.com and Perficient have also made acquisitions in the sector

Lovell Minnick-Backed Construction Consultant J.S. Held Purchases Lovett Silverman

The buyer also acquired Chroma Building Corp.’s property loss division and Wakelee Associates

Dealmaker's Guide to M&A Services, Groups & Resources

Data providers, virtual data rooms and networking groups are becoming increasingly important tools in M&A

PE Firms Fundraising: Brookfield Infrastructure, Kainos and Others

Star Mountain Partners is also raising a fund

Snow Phipps Acquires Meeting Scheduler ECRM, Following Mesa Foods Deal

The seller, BV Investment Partners, recently backed textile maker C.F. Stinson

Thoma Bravo Grows Cybersecurity Portfolio with Bomgar Acquisition

The PE firm has also invested in DigiCert, Landesk and Sailpoint

People Moves: Gamett, Louie, Redett

James Gamett forms Sweetwater Capital; Betty Louie (pictured) joins Orrick Herrington; John Redett gets promoted at Carlyle

Accenture Expands Cybersecurity Services in Israel, Buys Maglan

Accenture has previously invested in Cimation, Endgame, FusionX and Team8

GTCR Buys Mortgage Tech Vendor Optimal Blue from Serent Capital

Under Serent’s ownership, Optimal Blue purchased competitor LoanSifter

Guest Article: Ask These 5 Questions Before Hiring A Controller

Controllers are becoming increasingly important in PE-backed companies, says CMF Associates’ Kathryn Kehoe

Dealmakers Connect at ACG Boston's DealFest and DealSource Select

Massachusetts has seen a pickup in M&A with targets including MainSpring Healthcare, Xura and JK Group

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