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BET Founder Robert L. Johnson Launches I-Bank
The founder of Black Entertainment Television also owns numerous businesses, including a prolific PE Firm

Dealmakers

Brexit Vote Adds More Uncertainty to Cross-Border M&A
Britain’s vote to exit the EU may fan the flames that have already singed the middle market in this U.S. presidential election year

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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

PE Firms Fundraising: Arbor Investments, Baird Capital and Others


Marathon Capital is also raising a fund

The Weekly Wrap: Delta Risk, HGGC, TPG


Delta Risk buys Allied InfoSecurity; HGGC backs Integrity; TPG invests in BVI

ETrade Buys OptionsHouse to Expand into Derivatives Online Trading


Other financial technology purchases have come from Bregal Sagemount, Deluxe and FactSet

Processing Payments, Fueling Deals


Dover, Wex and FleetCor have made recent deals in the payments technology sector

HGGC Backs Integrity Marketing Group, an Insurance Provider Focused on Seniors


“Integrity is uniquely positioned as a platform for future growth,” says Steve Young, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback who is a co-founder of HGGC

Cross-Border M&A: Mexico Speeds Up While China Slows Down


Latin America offers proximity to the U.S., a growing middle class and the potential upside that investors once found in Asia

Bregal Sagemount Invests in ASI, Provider of Software to Nonprofits


The PE firm has also invested in Discovery Data, Meridian-IQ and Internet Truckstop Group

Index of M&A Activity: June Composite at 52.3


Corporate divestitures were up, and credit was more widely available in June, elevating the MACI composite score

Audax Closes Mid-Market Mezz Fund


The firm has invested in Centerplate, Shoes For Crews and Worldwide Express

BET Founder Robert L. Johnson Launches Investment Bank


The founder of Black Entertainment Television owns numerous businesses, including a prolific private equity firm

WPP Buys French Consumer Data Provider in Post-Brexit EU Push


Similar deals have come from HGGC, Summit Partners and Tyco

The Weekly Wrap: Danone, Gores, PKG


Danone acquires WhiteWave; Gores invests in Twinkies; PKG purchases TimBar

PE Firms Fundraising: KKR Private Credit, Mesirow Financial and Others


Blue Road Capital is also raising a fund

M&A Plunged in June, Dealmakers Paralyzed by Uncertainty


The number of completed middle-market deals fell to 2009 levels, despite a reported increase of credit and an uptick in corporate divestitures

The Weekly Wrap: Blackboard, Henkel, Medtronic


Blackboard buys Higher One; Henkel purchases Snuggle; Medtronic acquires Heartware

PE Firms Fundraising: Bison Capital, Prairie and Others


Summit Private Capital is also raising a fund

Brexit Vote Adds More Uncertainty to Cross-Border M&A


Britain’s vote to exit the EU may fan the flames that have already singed the middle market in this U.S. presidential election year

Blackboard Acquires Higher One, Looks to Make Tuition Payments Easier


Other education deals have from Apollo, Devry and Weld North

Origami Capital Raises PE Fund Targeting Illiquid Assets


Post Oak Energy, TPG, AE Industrial Partners and Carlyle have also raised capital

Lovell Minnick-Backed Construction Consultant J.S. Held Purchases Lovett Silverman


The buyer also acquired Chroma Building Corp.’s property loss division and Wakelee Associates

Dealmaker's Guide to M&A Services, Groups & Resources


Data providers, virtual data rooms and networking groups are becoming increasingly important tools in M&A

The Weekly Wrap: Liberty Hall, Teasdale, Thoma Bravo


Liberty Hall acquires J&M Machine; Snow Phipps-backed Teasdale adds Mesa Foods; Thoma Bravo buys Bomgar

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