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People Moves

Former Burger King and Pepsi Executive Mikel Durham Named CEO at Bregal Partners-Backed American Seafoods
Arsenal Capital-backed Elite Comfort hires former Dow Chemical executive Chris Chrisafides as CEO

Financial Services

Banner Year for Private Equity Fundraising Bodes Well for M&A in 2017
The amount raised in 2016 was on par with 2014, the best year for PE fundraising since the financial crisis, finds Preqin; a record number of new PE funds is being marketed to investors at the start of 2017

Financing

Lending Will Accelerate, Spurred by More M&A, Say Antares Capital Co-CEOs
John Martin and David Brackett, co-CEOs of Antares Capital, say the loan market is robust for 2017

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Influential Women

The second edition of Mergers & Acquisitions’ special report celebrates 35 leading female transaction professionals, including Kristina Heinze, co-founder of ParkerGale

Mid-Market Awards

Who should win Mergers & Acquisitions’ 10th Annual M&A Mid-Market Awards for 2016?

Financial Services

Thoma Bravo Buys Enterprise Software Developer Planview; SaaS M&A Continues


Bomgar, Elemica, T2 Systems and Qlik have all been backed by Thoma Bravo

The Weekly Wrap: HP, Noble Energy, United Solutions


HP purchases SimpliVity; Noble Energy buys Clayton Williams; United Solutions adds Newell's Rubbermaid business

PE Firms Fundraising: Huntress, Silver Point and Others


EquityZen is also raising a fund

Trump Policies Likely to Make 2017 a Good Year for Buying Companies: Guest Article


Paul Aversano of Alvarez & Marsal outlines developments expected to affect the M&A environment favorably under President-elect Donald Trump

Who Should Win the 2016 M&A Mid-Market Awards? Nominations Due Jan. 31


Audax Private Equity, led by co-CEO Geoffrey Rehnert, closed more than 100 investments and took home Mergers & Acquisitions' Private Equity Firm of the Year Award in 2015

People Moves: Former Burger King and Pepsi Executive Mikel Durham Named CEO at Bregal Partners-Backed American Seafoods


Arsenal Capital-backed Elite Comfort hires former Dow Chemical executive Chris Chrisafides as CEO

ACG New York Hosts 4th Annual Women’s Leadership Summit; Kay Koplovitz Keynotes


Also featured: Nanette Heide of Duane Morris, Julia Karol of the Watermill Group, Beatrice Mitchell of Sperry Mitchell and Michelle Van Hellemont

Rolling Up Medical Practices? Here are 5 Steps to Take: Guest Article


Plante Moran partners provide advice on getting more value out of merging medical practices

Cybersecurity, SaaS Will Accelerate Tech M&A in 2017


Companies seeking to improve efficiency in a wide range of industries will drive dealmaking in TMT, according to Mergers & Acquisitions’ monthly survey

The Weekly Wrap: Dun & Bradstreet, LLR Partners, Mars


Dun & Bradstreet purchases Avention; LLR Partners backs BluVector; Mars buys VCA

PE Firms Fundraising: Hidden Harbor, Yellow Wood and Others


Golub Capital is also raising a fund

Thompson Street Expands Legal Software Portfolio with STI Purchase


Harvest Partners, Hyland, Omers and Roper Tech made software deals for the legal industry

Prudential Capital Raises 5th Fund, Underscoring Strength in Mezzanine Financing


Mezzanine debt funds ruled in 2016 with capital raises from Audax and Carlyle

CCP Closes 4th Fund in Wave of Private Equity Fundraising


Carlyle, Carousel, CRG, Jaguar Growth and Kainos have all raised private equity funds

Lending Will Accelerate, Spurred by More M&A, Say Antares Capital Co-CEOs


John Martin and David Brackett, co-CEOs of Antares Capital, say the loan market is robust for 2017

Luminate Invests in Alcohol Payment Company for Data Heft


The PE firm's investment will help build out Fintech's data products and distribution efforts to the spirits industry

Mars Expands in Pet Care with Purchase of VCA


J.M. Smucker, Tractor Supply and Worldwise deals underscore why private equity firms and strategic buyers love the pet industry

Carousel Closes Fifth Buyout Fund, Following Banner Year for PE Firms’ Raising Efforts


Express Oil Change & Service Center, a car-care facility, received investments from the firm’s previous buyout fund

McDonald’s Sells Control of China Business to Citic and Carlyle


Fast-casual chains Krispy Kreme, Pink Taco and Wendy's all made deals recently

Index of M&A Activity: December Composite at 55.4


Dealflow accelerated in December, as M&A professionals wrapped up transactions before year-end and expressed optimism about 2017

Deluxe Acquires Marketing Analytics Firm FMCG Direct, as Data Providers Draw Buyers


Claritas, JDA Software and Mi9 have all been acquired as analytics providers have grown essential

The Weekly Wrap: AEI, Clearlake Capital, GI Partners


Clearlake buys Landesk; GI Partners adds Komo Plaza; AEI-backed Belcan purchases Kemtah

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