Elusive Loans Lead PE Firms to Alternative Lenders
As credit tightens, Balance Point Capital and other non-regulated direct lenders fill the void


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

Digital Edition


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

Financial Services

PE Firms Fundraising: Trivest, Welsh Carson and Others

HarbourVest Partners is also raising a fund

The Riverside Co. Continued Exit Prowess and Ranked Seller of the Year, Again

The prolific firm is led by co-CEOs Béla Szigethy and Stewart Kohl

KeyBanc Expanded Its PE Business Significantly, Racking Up Investment Bank of the Year

The bank made it a priority to work with sponsors, and it paid off, says managing director Paul Schneir

NewStar Enjoyed Record Growth, Racking Up Lender of the Year

Led by CEO Tim Conway, NewStar increased assets under management, solidified its relationship with GSO and purchased a competitor

Elusive Loans Lead PE Firms to Alternative Lenders

As credit tightens, Balance Point Capital and other non-regulated direct lenders fill the void

Carlyle Raises New CLO Fund, Despite Industry Challenges

The PE firm also closed CLO funds in in 2015 and 2014

PE Firms Fundraising: Industrial Growth Partners, Kline Hill Partners and Others

Peppertree Capital is also raising a fund

Audax Excelled While Others Fell Behind, Bringing Home Private Equity Firm of the Year

Led by co-CEO Geoffrey Rehnert, the firm raised its fifth fund and closed more than 100 investments

PE Firms Fundraising: Alvarez & Marsal Capital, Oaktree and Others

Carlyle Strategic Partners is also raising a fund

Robert Teitelman tells the stories of Felix Rohatyn, Bruce Wasserstein, Michael Milken in Bloodsport

New book explains how “ruthless dealmakers, shrewd ideologues and brawling lawyers toppled the corporate establishment”

People Moves: Allegiance, Carlyle, CVC

Allegiance names John Sloan new CEO; Carlyle hires operating executive; CVC adds head of TMT

Annaly Capital Expands Property Business with Hatteras Financial

Carlyle and State Street have recently made financial services deals

Wilbur Ross-Backed NBNK Investments Winds Down Without Deal

NBNK failed to buy Northern Rock and assets from Lloyds Banking

Health Care Deals Thrive, but Dealmakers Predict Significant Slowdown in Future Activity

The Affordable Care Act has been driving health care deals, but its impact is lessening over time, and its future is uncertain in this election year

The Weekly Wrap: Alaska Air, Brocade, Hennessy Capital

Alaska Air buys Virgin Airlines; Brocade Communications acquires Ruckus Wireless; Hennessy Capital purchases United Subcontractors

Banc of California to Sell Asset Management Subsidiary, The Palisades Group

Recent deals in the space include Mercer Advisors and Kanaly Trust's merger, and Loeb Partners' strategic alliance with Spencer House

M&A Slump Deepened in March

Leads for new deals flattened; the number of completed deals fell; and letters of intent dropped

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

PE Fundraising: KKR, Wind Point and Others

Pomona Capital is also raising a fund

State Street to Buy GE Asset Management, Expanding in Private Equity and Real Estate

The deal is part of GE’s sweeping divestitures, which have included the sale of middle-market lending powerhouse Antares Capital

Charged with Fraud: Andrew Caspersen, Former MD at PJT’s Park Hill Group

Park Hill, which fired Caspersen on March 28, was previously part of Blackstone

Guest Article: The Hidden Value of Brand

Used as a touchstone for setting the integration agenda, brand can separate winning deals from disappointing mash-ups

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