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Has Mid-Market M&A Come to a Dead Stop, or is This a Momentary Pause?
Dealmaking in Q4 2015 dropped 26 percent from Q4 2014, and January 2016 was downright sluggish. How long will the lull last?

Turnaround Talk

Men's Wearhouse Devises Tailored Brands Holding Company to Protect Assets in Potential Bankruptcy
The retailer has suffered financially since its 2014 acquisition of Jos. A. Bank

Valuations

Valuations Soared in 2015, Making it Tough for PE Firms to Compete with Strategic Buyers
Prices paid for lower middle-market targets averaged 9.1 times Ebitda, up from 7.8 in 2014, says GF Data’s Graeme Frazier

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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 will announce the winners of the 2015 M&A Mid-Market Awards soon. In the meantime, see the 2014 Winners

Business Services

3 Companies For Sale


Management consulting firm AssetMark and storage device maker Barracuda Networks are reported to be seeking buyers

4 Companies For Sale


eMarketer and MannKind are rumored to be seeking buyers

Sentinel Capital Stays Active with Acquisition of Home Show Operator Marketplace Events


The PE Firm has recently invested in Corporate Visions, Driven Performance and Fazoli’s

TierPoint Adds Cosentry to its Stash of Data Center Acquisitions


TA Associates will become part of the buyer's investor group

Riverside Racks Up Another January Deal with Add-On for Digital Marketer Spectrio


The portfolio company previously bought Message On Hold Plus

Atlas Flies with Southern Air Deal


The target owns Florida West International Airways, Worldwide Air Logistics and has an agreement with DHL Express

Wafra Adds Medical Equipment Repair Service, Citing Fragmented Sector


The investment in Intermed follows deals for Heritage Food Service and Stork Holding

Silver Oak Bets on Evergreen Sector with Commercial Cleaning Systems


The acquisition follows deals for Stork Holding and Valet Waste

E-Commerce Delivers Logistics Deals


To keep demanding customers happy, XPO Logistics and others are making acquisitions to build services

CVC Invests in Fraud Detector Kount, as Cybersecurity Attract Buyers


The deal follows the acquisitions of L-3, Novetta and Trustev

Turnaround Tuesday: Essex Rental to Delist from Nasdaq, Contemplates Sale


The crane equipment rental business came to a forbearance agreement with lenders that requires it to explore strategic alternatives

GTCR-Backed Cision Continues to Grow With News Distributor PR Newswire Deal


Cision, a PR software maker, recently bought Gorkana and merged with Vocus

Thompson Street Closes Mid-Market Fund


The PE firm, which focuses on founder-led businesses, is invested in Logan’s Linens and Stone Panel

Apollo Grows Education Portfolio with Career Partner


The University of Phoenix owner recently purchased Sociedade Técnica Educacional da Lapa SA

D Cubed Forms New Platform with Two Deals


The PE firm is adding Dover’s walk-in freezer business and Manitowoc’s Kysor Panel systems

Fluor Looks Overseas for Growth, Buys Stork from Arle Capital


The PE firm recently sold Stork subsidiary Fokker Technologies

On the Heels of Buying Market Street, Perficient Adds Enlighten


The buyer, led by Jeffrey Davis, adds a client roster that includes Johnson & Johnson and Jergens

Pamplona-Backed Charter Nex Buys Optimum Plastics from Huron


The purchase follows a slew of packaging deals, including Centor US, Hillside Plastics and Liqui-Box

Abry Purchases Silver Oak’s Direct Travel, Amid Healthy Appetite for Travel Deals


The target recently purchased Creative Group and Hobson Travel

People Moves of the Week: On Location Experiences, BDA Partners, EisnerAmper


On Location Experiences names John Collins CEO; BDA Partners opens new office; EisnerAmper combines with Mallah Furman

GTCR Procures Park Place as PE Enthusiasm for Tech M&A Percolates


The deal follows the recent purchases of Aircraft Technical Publishers and Mi9 Retail

People Moves of the Week: Cascadia, Haskell, High Road


Cascadia names Ann Watson COO; Haskell adds audit manager; High Road hires partner

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