People Moves of the Week

Riverside, Kainos Capital, Barclays
Riverside promotes Peter Tsang to partner; Kainos adds previous Nash Finch president as partner; Barclays returns former employee as managing director advising PE firms

Mid-Year M&A Update

Is 2015 Frontloaded?
Dealmakers enjoyed a busy first half of the year, but many see growth slowing over the next 12 months

Finance Finesse

Frothy Leverage Markets Move Multiples
“Multiples have moved into double-digit territory because of the emergence of the non-bank lending ecosystem,” says Rich Lawson, HGGC CEO

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Consumer Goods/Retail

Can Lawsuit-Laden American Apparel Skirt Bankruptcy?

With a mult-million dollar interest payment due in October, the company is working on a turnaround while fending off lawsuits from founder Dov Charney

Home Depot Agrees to Buy Interline Brands

Home Depot has sought new avenues of growth, such as online sales, after curtailing store openings

Turnaround Tuesday: Bankrupt Grocer A&P Lines Up Buyers

Acme, Key Food and Stop & Shop are bidding for 120 locations

Marquee Suits Up with Ben Sherman Buy

The Neuberger Berman-backed firm also acquired footwear brand Bruno Magli recently

MidOcean Inks Deal for KidKraft

The toy company's products are carried by major retailers, including Amazon, Walmart, Costco, Target and Toys R Us

5 Companies For Sale

See which companies have recently hit the auction block, including Centor, Gabriel Brothers and ConAgra Foods

Walgreens CEO Pessina Signals He’s Looking for Merger Targets

Likely targets include pharmacy benefits managers, such as Express Scripts or UnitedHealth Group’s OptumRx

Coty Agrees to Purchase 43 P&G Beauty Brands

The acquisition will add Hugo Boss and Gucci to Coty’s fragrances offerings and CoverGirl and Max Factor to its cosmetics portfolio

Turnaround Tuesday: Joe's Jeans Reaches Forbearance with Lenders, Continues Exploring Potential Sale

The business has yet to integrate Hudson Jeans, which it paid $98M for in 2013

PE-Backed ECS Tuning Acquires Turner Motorsport in First Add-On

The target's parts are used in Turner Motorsport Racing Team vehicles, driven by Will Turner (pictured), Michael Marsal, Markus Palttala, Boris Said and Andy Priaulx

Unilever Adds Murad in Skin Care Spree

The buyer has acquired other personal-hygiene brands, including Dermalogica and Kate Somerville, and sold food businesses, such as Ragu, Bertolli and Slim-Fast

H.I.G. Buys Lexmark Rival in Add-On Deal

Folding Northwest into Lexmark gives the private equity firm a larger presence in the hospitality carpet sector

Highlander Completes Purchase of Valvoline's Car-Care Assets

Among the notable brand names Highlander now owns are Car Brite, Eagle One and Pyroil

The Little-Known Owner of Juicy Couture Is on an Acquisition Spree

The Tretorn acquisition follows the purchase of lingerie brand Frederick's of Hollywood and a deal for the rights to the Jones New York brand

4 Companies For Sale

See which companies have recently hit the auction block, including FullBeauty and Magnum Hunter

GigaMedia Gains Ground in Online Retail with Strawberry Cosmetics Deal

Cosmetics companies have seen a lot of M&A recently, with big deals coming from Unilever and Cody

Unilever Grows Personal Care Portfolio with Dermalogica

The company recently inked another skincare deal for Kate Somerville, which was sold by JH Partners

Deliv Picks Up Chicago Same-Day Delivery Service

The deal comes as more investors back same-day delivery startups, such as Zipments in New York and PostMates in San Francisco

Martha Stewart Living's Sequential Deal May Lead to Shareholder Resistance

After suffering through the worst of times, including Stewart’s time in prison, company shareholders expected more from the takeover bid by Sequential, owner of the brands Avia and Caribbean Joe

Palamon Capital Struts into Luxury with Il Bisonte Acquisition

The owner of Waterford china, as well as Net-a-Porter, have been recent targets in the luxury market

Coty Close to Taking Over P&G Unit

The New York company submitted the highest offer to secure P&G's cosmetics, fragrance and haircare brands, beating Henkel and private equity groups

Centre Lane Buys Bankrupt Saladworks As Healthy Food M&A Soars

Permira and ConAgra have also made better-for-you food acquisitions recently

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