ACG to Spice Things Up, Cajun-Style, at InterGrowth 2016
David Axelrod, former adviser to President Obama, and Ana Navarro, former adviser to Sen. John McCain and Gov. Jeb Bush, are scheduled to speak at the May gathering in New Orleans


Marketers Go Digital, Attracting Buyers
Accenture, IBM and Web.com have made acquisitions, following migration to social media sites and mobile devices

Strategic Buyers

Newell Rubbermaid Capped Growth Strategy with Beloved Elmer’s Glue, Sealing Strategic Buyer of the Year
The company also agreed to buy Yankee Candle owner and sold some non-core businesses

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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


Oracle Follows Up Textura Deal with Utilities Software Provider Opower

The target works with power and energy companies including Consolidated Edison, National Grid and Pepco

SunEdison Files for Bankruptcy After Buying Spree Sours

The energy company’s targets included its failed plan to purchase Vivint Solar

Energy XXI Takes Similar Route to Peabody Energy, Files for Bankruptcy

Many energy companies, including SandRidge and Vaalco, have indicated concerns about continuing operations

Coal Slump Sends Mining Giant Peabody Energy Into Bankruptcy

Many energy companies, including Energy XXI, SandRidge and Vaalco, have indicated concerns about continuing operations

GE's Oil Business Could Find `Missing Piece' With Baker Hughes

If GE makes a play for Baker Hughes--now that a planned merger with Halliburton has been challenged--the company could become a major contender in oil services

Turnaround Talk: Many Energy Companies Flirt with Bankruptcy and May Run Out of Options

Energy XXI, Foresight, Linn, Peabody, SandRidge and Vaalco Energy have expressed concerns about continuing operations recently

U.S. Sues Halliburton to Block Merger with Baker Hughes

The Justice Department alleges the combined company threatens to eliminate head-to-head competition in oil exploration

The Weekly Wrap: Advent, Driven Brands, State Street

Advent buys ATI Physical Therapy; Driven Brands acquires Take 5 Oil; State Street purchases GE Asset Management

TransCanada Looks for U.S. Growth in Columbia Pipeline Deal

Williams Cos. has also been recently acquired

Algonquin Power to Buy Empire District Electric, as Canadian Power Companies Seek Growth Through U.S. Targets

The deal follows in the footsteps of the planned purchase by Canada’s Fortis of the U.S.-based ITC Holdings utility

Terra Energy Takes on Assets from WPX in $910M Deal

Kayne Anderson and Warburg Pincus are providing equity financing

Fortis Seeks Growth in the Utilities Sector with ITC Purchase

Other recent deals include the acquisitions of AGL Resources and Piedmont

Expectations for Energy M&A Have Plummeted Over Last Six Months

The short-term outlook for the energy sector is the lowest we’ve seen in any sector

Carlyle Doubles Down on the Middle Market

The PE firm has recently invested in candle maker Blyth, cybersecurity services provider Coalfire and natural gas distributor Rhode Island State Energy

CI Capital-Backed Tech Air Buys 2 More Welding Suppliers

The purchases of Ravena and Hereford bring the total of add-ons to 17 for the distributor of industrial gases and welding supplies

Chesapeake Skipping Dividend Payment to Buy Back Debt

The oil and gas producer blames plummeting energy prices

Energy Future Holdings' Bankruptcy Exit is in Jeopardy

The company's plan for a tax-free real estate spinoff may get halted by new legislation

SunEdison Caps Wild 2015 Ride With Deals Boosting Balance Sheet

The company agreed to buy Vivint Solar in July

Turnaround Tuesday: Troubled Oil Biz Red Mountain Enters Discussions with Lender After Default

The company is one of many to be hurt by volatile crude oil prices

Energy-Focused PE Firm Carnelian Closes Debut Fund

EIV Capital and NGP have also closed dedicated energy funds

Air Liquide, Led by Benoit Potier, Adds Airgas

The deal puts Air Liquide in a better position to compete with Linde, Air Products and Praxair

Piper Jaffray Buys Energy I-Bank Simmons, as Dealmakers Expect More Sector M&A

For Investment Bank of the Year winner Piper Jaffray, led by CEO Andrew Duff, the deal follows acquisitions of Edgeview, Partnership Capital and BMO Capital Markets GKST

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