Corporate Interest Tax Deduction Cut Would Create “Significant Risks” for the Middle Market
Eliminating the CIT deduction would lead to a 6.3 percent drop in equity value for U.S. middle-market companies, finds new study conducted by RGL Forensics and the ACG

New Hires and Promotions

People Moves: Bradley, Herzberg, Medor
Keith Bradley is Swiss Watch's new CEO; Uri Herzberg gets promoted at Debevoise; Rich Medor (pictured) gets hired by Accordion Partners

Private Equity

PE Firms Fundraising: Carlyle Asia, KKR Americas and Others
Sequel Capital is also raising a fund

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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

MGT Capital Acquires Assets of Demonsaw, Following D-Vasive Purchase

Cryptosoft, FireEye and Thycotic have made cybersecurity deals

DeVry's Becker Buys Trainers of Financial Crime-Prevention Pros

Other recent education activity includes deals backed by Apollo Education, KKR and Carlyle

Siris Capital Stays Active, Takes Mobile Software Developer Xura Private

After the PE firm raised its third fund, Siris recently completed its buyout of PGI

National Security Essential to Cross-Border M&A

In this guest article, BDO’s John Lash says defense and security companies are most likely to come under scrutiny

ACG Selects New Board Members, Names J.B. Dollison Vice Chair

RGL Forensics’ Angie MacPhee will serve as finance chair and Huron’s Gretchen Perkins as corporate secretary

University of Phoenix Owner Apollo Education Approves Higher Buyout Offer

Activist shareholders Alberta Investment Management and Schroders previously rallied to halt the original deal, arguing it undervalued the target

Waud Capital-Backed CyberGrants Acquires Volunteer Management Software Provider JK Group

Oracle and Warburg Pincus also made deals in the software space

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

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