After M&A Stalled in First Six Months of 2016, Dealmakers Pin Hopes on Second Half
Family-owned and entrepreneur-backed businesses are especially motivated to sell in the lower middle market

Private Equity

Goldman Sachs Takes Minority Stake in Littlejohn
Littlejohn is invested in Interior Specialists, Penda and PlayPower


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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

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

The apparent cyberattacks on Hillary Clinton, the New York Times and the NSA highlight the value of cybersecurity providers

Charlesbank Backs Promotional Gifts Supplier Polyconcept, Plans International Growth

In another related deal, Audax bought Halo Branded Solutions

Teleperformance Purchases Video Translation Operator LanguageLine, Provides Exit for Abry Partners

Mitel and Siris also made related deals in the 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

Honeywell Sheds Cybersecurity Division, Following Plans to Spin Off Resins Business

Recent security firm purchases include Allied InfoSecurity, Imprivata, Intercom and iSight

Amsterdam Staffing Provider Randstad Picks Up Monster Jobs Site to Expand in U.S.

In other Internet deals, Verizon is buying Yahoo’s web assets and Microsoft is purchasing LinkedIn

CI Capital, Former Hub Group Executive, Partner to Pursue Logistics Deals

Similar investments have come from American Fast Freight, Bregal Sagemount and Transport Holdings

FleetCor Acquires Dutch Fuel Card Issuer

The addition of Travelcard follows up Fleetcor’s purchase of Comdata

Didi Buys Uber China, Ending Costly Battle Between Startups

Uber has been under shareholder pressure to shed China assets to focus on higher growth opportunities

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

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

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