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Buyer Beware: Look Under the IT Hood
The state and scalability of a target's infrastructure are important factors to assess before buying, says Paranet's David Boone

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Lower Middle-Market Dealmakers Flock to Chicago for AM&AA Summer Conference
Highlights include keynote speeches from Jones Day's Andrew Sherman and CohnReznik's Patrick O'Keefe and a Chicago Cubs game at Wrigley Field

Consumer Goods & Retail

Samsonite Continues Deal Spree with $85M Gregory Mountain Products Buy
After buying Speck and Lipault earlier in 2014, the luggage maker increased its credit facility while it evaluates other targets

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Kainos Capital Drinks in Slim-Fast


Other similar deals include MidOcean's investment in Nutrabolt and Hormel's deal for Muscle Milk

Frontenac Closes $250M Lower Middle-Market Fund


Many fund closes have come during the best fundraising environment since pre-recession 2008. Pictured: Frontenac founder Martin Koldyke

PE Firm Charlesbank Closes $1.75B Fund


The firm is one of many, including Thoma Bravo and the Jordan Co., to benefit from the strong PE fundraising climate. Pictured: Charlesbank CEO Michael Eisenson

Investcorp Picks Up PE-Backed Printing Products Maker SPGPrints


The Bahrain PE firm has also recently aquired Isotoner, Paper Source and Tyrrells Potato Crisps

KKR and Riverstone to Form Barnett Shale Oil, Gas Company


The deal creates an operator with about 258 million cubic feet a day equivalent of production in the Barnett Shale basin

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Small Deals Big Impact


A feature, plus data charts, helps put the lower middle market in perspective

Top Mid-Market Deals Completed in 2013 by Industry


In transactions worth $1 billion or less, the most active sub-sectors in 2013 were real estate; business services; oil and gas; prepackaged software; and hotels and casinos

Spy Tech Pays Off for GTCR


The PE firm built the intelligence services provider through four acquisitions, GTCR managing director Craig Bondy explains

GPs Eye New Ruling


The Sun Cap decision paints the image of a bright line between PE funds that have a good chance of realizing an exit strategy and those that will bear the cost of an expensive pension plan

Q3: Middle-Market M&A Turns Down a Notch


While a global tally shows a slight uptick, U.S. deals below $1 billion still lag

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