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Private Equity Firms Double Down on Technology Deals
Tech-focused firms, like Thoma Bravo, HGGC and ParkerGale, are raising funds, and generalists like the Riverside Co. are boosting investment in the sector

M&A

Renesas, Samsung, Verizon chase auto tech makers
Intersil, Fleetmatics and Harman are some recent targets in the sector

Fundraising

Huron Closes New Fund in 3 Months, Riding PE Fundraising Wave
The Detroit PE firm focuses on lower middle-market companies, like colorful sock maker Sabg

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Private Equity Firms Double Down on Technology Deals


Tech-focused firms, like Thoma Bravo, HGGC and ParkerGale, are raising funds, and generalists like the Riverside Co. are boosting investment in the sector

Banks, credit unions queue up for acquisitions of advisory practices, RIAs


Raymond James-affiliated MainSource Bank and Salem Five Bank have made deals in the space

SoftBank, led by CEO Masayoshi Son, buys Fortress Investment Group to help grow Vision fund


The deal comes as the federal government looks to dismantle post-recession rules, which is expected to drive financial services M&A

Genstar-backed Mercer expands advisory business with Duckworth Wealth Advisors


The target, led by founder Michael Duckworth, increases Mercer’s client assets to approximately $9.6 billion

Banks may get back in the M&A game if field clears of post-recession rules


“It’s a new day and we’re very excited about it,” says BB&T CEO Kelly King

Software deals expected to rise, with help from the new administration


Google, run by CEO Sundar Pichai, may get more aggressive on the M&A front, say analysts

ACG CEO Gary LaBranche Moves On


CFO John O’Loughlin will serve as acting CEO

AM&AA Takes on Las Vegas with Winter Conference & New Chapter


Samantha Snelling, the AM&AA's head of business development, confirms that the organization is forming a new chapter in Las Vegas

HGGC Backs Claims Provider Davies Group, Betting on Tech Upgrades for the Insurance Industry


Davies Group, led by CEO Dan Saulter, has made several add-on deals over the past four years, including motor claims specialist Core Insurance Services

Silgan Buys WestRock’s Closure Business to Grow Spray Packaging


Berry Plastics, CVC Capital, Novolex, Packaging Corp and Platinum Equity recently engaged in packaging deals

Thoma Bravo Buys Enterprise Software Developer Planview; SaaS M&A Continues


Bomgar, Elemica, T2 Systems and Qlik have all been backed by Thoma Bravo

Bain Capital Backs Retail Marketer Daymon Worldwide, Plans to Grow Business in Asia


Estée Lauder, L’Oreal and Revlon have been making deals to expand in the region

Prudential Capital Raises 5th Fund, Underscoring Strength in Mezzanine Financing


Mezzanine debt funds ruled in 2016 with capital raises from Audax and Carlyle

CCP Closes 4th Fund in Wave of Private Equity Fundraising


Carlyle, Carousel, CRG, Jaguar Growth and Kainos have all raised private equity funds

Dun & Bradstreet Purchases Avention, Strengthens Presence in Sales Data


Salesforce previously bought Demandware; Blackstone, Carlyle and Deluxe also made deals in the space

Lending Will Accelerate, Spurred by More M&A, Say Antares Capital Co-CEOs


John Martin and David Brackett, co-CEOs of Antares Capital, say the loan market is robust for 2017

Luminate Invests in Alcohol Payment Company for Data Heft


The PE firm's investment will help build out Fintech's data products and distribution efforts to the spirits industry

Carousel Closes Fifth Buyout Fund, Following Banner Year for PE Firms’ Raising Efforts


Express Oil Change & Service Center, a car-care facility, received investments from the firm’s previous buyout fund

GTCR Creates New Trading Technology Provider


Dash Financial and LiquidPoint are merging to form Dash Financial Technologies

7 Sectors to Watch in 2017


Aircraft parts, packaging for consumer goods, construction materials and cybersecurity are some of the industries expected to see strong M&A activity

Praxair and Germany’s Linde Plan Merger, Forging World’s Largest Industrial Gas Supplier


The merger comes amid industry consolidation after France’s Air Liquide completed the acquisition of Airgas in May

HGGC Closes Third Fund Speedily, as Buyers Seek New Technology for Old Markets


“Technology is invading every end market, and it is driving companies to be more competitive with than thier peers,” says HGGC CEO Rich Lawson

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