People Moves of the Week

Haynes and Boone, K&L Gates, Squire Patton Boggs
Haynes and Boone hires IP specialist; K&L adds former LipoScience VP; Squire Patton Boggs enlists David Schnittger, deputy chief of staff to U.S. House Speaker John Boehner


November Deal Tally Keeps 2014 M&A on Track to Beat Recent Years
Despite a seasonal pause in November dealmaking, 2014 is still shaping up to be one of the best years for middle-market dealmaking since the recession

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10 Issues that Medical Device Buyers Should Consider
Thinking about IP, physician involvement and other technical issues will help buyers avoid post-closing problems

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In the news: People Moves of the Week: Venable, DLA Piper, Silicon Valley Bank



Financial Services

People Moves of the Week: Watermill Group, First Reserve, Pamlico Capital

Watermill announces three new hires; First Reserve names two new managing directors; Pamlico promotes both Eric Wilkins and Stuart Christhilf

Call for Nominations: 2014 M&A Mid-Market Awards

Our 2013 M&A Mid-Market Awards honored: Fifth Street, GTCR, Hormel, Latham & Watkins, Lincoln International, Vector Capital, Yahoo and the co-CEOs of the Riverside Co. Who should win our 2014 awards?

Latest PE Fundraising Efforts

See which private equity firms have been raising capital, including Back Stage Partners, Altair Real Estate and Africa Agriculture Equity Fund

Software Giant OpenText Takes Over Actuate

The acquisition follows the company's $1.17B purchase of GXS Group

Michael Wekerle Joins ‘Maple Syrup Mafia’ in Hunt for Next BlackBerry

Difference Capital funds startups, such as Hootsuite Media, and expects several portfolio companies to go public or be acquired in 2015

People Moves of the Week: Venable, DLA Piper, Silicon Valley Bank

Venable hires bankruptcy specialist; DLA taps former FDIC chair Sheila Blair; SVB enlists Wibke Pendse as managing director

PolyOne Pays $49M for PE-Backed Accella Assets

The Arsenal Capital-backed seller will focus on its polyurethane and recycled rubber business

Macquarie Enters Energy Market in Brazil with Stake in Nova Energia

Latin America is attracting many investors, including Advent International, which recently closed a fund focused on the region

People Moves of the Week: MorrisAnderson, Duff & Phelps, Grant Thornton

MorrisAnderson hires restructuring specialist; Duff & Phelps gets a new managing director; Grant Thornton taps Greg Chin for Boston office

Franklin Square Invests $300M in NewStar Financial

The deal should allow the lender to originate more loans

Guest Article: The Case for a Private Equity Marketplace

Many investors would benefit from the ability to achieve targeted PE exposure, says John Mueller of Partners Private Equity

Ingo to Acquire Fellow Digitization Company Fuze Network

The acquisition will add Fuze's cash-to-card function, plus other networked services, to Ingo's offerings

People Moves of the Week: Altus Capital, Jefferies, Castanea

Altus hires deal generator; Jefferies head of health care steps down; Castanea taps Tim Burke as a partner

People Moves of the Week: Matrix Capital, Palamon Capital, Cassel Salpeter

Matrix co-founder retires; Palamon hires two; Cassel Salpeter taps Ranjini Chandirakanthan to lead tech unit

3 Companies for Sale

See which companies have recently hit the auction block, including Sears Hometown & Outlet and NutriSystem

People Moves of the Week: GI Partners, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, PwC

GI hires former Peet's Coffee & Tea exec; Morgan Lewis taps cyber-security specialist; PwC names John Stadtler leader of the firm's U.S. financial services industry practice

3Qs: GPs Co-Invest with Limited Partners

Financial sponsors call on limited partners to help round out equity commitments, says Christina Carroll of Stout Risius Ross

Genstar Capital Combines ISqFt & BidClerk to Form Construction Software Co.

The deal follows acquisitions in the building products sector by Symphony Technology, Audax and Ridgemont Equity

In Latest Energy Services Deal, Clearlake Buys AmQuip

Delek and Patterson-UTI have also made energy services buys recently

Amazon Scored September’s Biggest Middle-Market Deal

The e-commerce company paid $970 million for Twitch Interactive, an online community of video gamers

People Moves of the Week: Kirkland & Ellis, Westshore Capital Partners, NewOak

Kirkland & Ellis taps IPO specialist; Westshore names new VP; NewOak hires Triet Nguyen as managing director

Former Madison Capital Execs Trevor Clark and Chris Williams Join Angelo Gordon to Launch Direct Lending Group

Clark Served as CEO of Madison Capital When It Won Mergers & Acquisitions’ Lender of the Year Award for 2012

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