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Cybersecurity Firms Draw Buyers, as Hackers Invade Agencies, Campaigns and Companies
The apparent cyberattacks on Colin Powell, the NSA and voter databases in Arizona and Illinois highlight the value of cybersecurity providers

M&A

Pruning Process: 7 Consumer Goods Producers Buy & Sell to Grow
Procter & Gamble sold Duracell and is divesting 40-plus beauty brands; Clorox sold car cleaners and bought Renew Life probiotics; General Mills sold Green Giant and bought Epic Provisions

People Moves

Julia Karol Moves Up to COO Spot at Watermill, Michael Fuller Takes the Boston Area Firm’s CFO Job
Other developments include Glen Clarke's joining Baird to lead the Chicago investment bank’s food and beverage group

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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 Names Winners of the 9th Annual M&A Mid-Market Awards

Financial Services

Cybersecurity Firms Draw Buyers, as Hackers Invade Agencies, Campaigns and Companies


Yahoo’s alert of the largest known breach of user information comes in the midst of Verizon's acquisition, underscoring the need for IT due diligence and cybersecurity providers

The Weekly Wrap: Allergan, Pharos, Vista


Allergan acquires Tobira; Pharos backs TechLab; Vista invests in Infoblox

PE Firms Fundraising: Francisco Partners, KKR Custom Equity and Others


PE Firms Fundraising: Francisco Partners, KKR Custom Equity and Others

The Riverside Co. Doubles Down on Small Businesses with Fourth Micro-Cap Fund


The PE firm has backed many small businesses, including The Dermatology Group, Kasasa by BancVue, and SafeBuilt

Minorities, Women “Grossly Under-Represented” in Capital Markets, says Robert L. Johnson


The creator of Black Entertainment Television (BET), who has thrived in private equity and real estate, talks about his latest launch, a middle-market investment bank

Can Robert L. Johnson Do for Investment Banking What He’s Done for Media, Private Equity and Hotel REITs?


The RLJ Way: Vision, strategic capital (like John Malone in BET) and talented management

Healthcare M&A Forecast Brightens, Say Dealmakers


The outlook for M&A in the healthcare sector was much more positive in August than it was earlier in the year, according to our monthly survey

CPPIB Acquires Ascot, AIG Sells Stake


AIG has in a deal place to sell United Guaranty to Arch Capital

The Weekly Wrap: Bayer, Golden Gate, Informa


Bayer buys Monsanto; Golden Gate backs Tronair; Informa purchases Penton

PE Firms Fundraising: Pacific Lake, Soundcore Capital and Others


Align Capital is also raising a fund

Specialization Migrates Beyond Private Equity to Debt, Says Monroe Captial’s Ted Koenig


As the private debt market becomes more important as a finance source for the middle market, lenders need to provide differentiated offerings

The Weekly Wrap: CenterOak, Crestview, TPG


CenterOak acquires Wetzel's Pretzels; Crestview invests in Accuride; TPG backs McAfee

PE Firms Fundraising: KKR Custom Equity, Plexus Fund and Others


Satori Capital is also raising a fund

Chinese Companies Ready for Cross-Border Buying Spree


The Bilateral Investment Treaty will build an equal and transparent system of security scrutiny for China and the U.S., say partners at the Yingke law firm

Index of M&A Activity: August Composite at 53.2


Dealmakers reported increased dealflow in August, marking the third month of expansion and adding evidence of a rebound from the slow first half of the year

Swander Pace Closes Sixth Fund at $510M, Following Renew Life Exit


Swander Pace also recently purchased Swanson Health and sold Applegate Farms

The Weekly Wrap: Apollo, Frazier Healthcare; Meridian General


Apollo buys Rackspace; Frazier Healthcare invests in Matrix Medical; Meridian General Acquires PowderCoat

PE Firms Fundraising: Arrowhead Capital, Platinum Equity and Others


Ardian LBO is also raising a fund

Accordion's Nick Leopard Advises Action Plan for CFO with New PE Owner


Here are 5 steps the CFO should take in the first year with a new private equity sponsor

After M&A Stalled in First Six Months of 2016, Dealmakers Pin Hopes on Second Half


Family-owned and entrepreneur-backed businesses are especially motivated to sell in the lower middle market

People Moves: Julia Karol Moves Up to COO Spot at Watermill, Michael Fuller Takes the Boston Area Firm’s CFO Job


Other developments include Glen Clarke's joining Baird to lead the Chicago investment bank’s food and beverage group

The Weekly Wrap: Berry Plastics, CCMP Capital, Pfizer


Berry Plastics purchases AEP; CCMP Capital acquires Badger Sportswear; Pfizer buys Medivation

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