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Evercore, Star Mountain Capital, Jones Day
Evercore hires tech specialist to begin in June; Star Mountain taps former Citigroup PE co-founder; Detroit restructuring head Kevyn Orr returns to Jones Day

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M&A Momentum Accelerated in March
Falling fuel prices, rising consumer confidence and potential interest rate hikes are among factors behind dealmaker enthusiasm

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HGGC Thrived in Transition to Reap PRIVATE EQUITY FIRM OF THE YEAR
The firm raised a new fund and closed a slew of deals with a revamped management team that includes CEO Rich Lawson, former 49ers QB Steve Young and former Bain exec Greg Benson

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People Moves of the Week: Evercore, Star Mountain Capital, Jones Day


Evercore hires tech specialist to begin in June; Star Mountain taps former Citigroup PE co-founder; Detroit restructuring head Kevyn Orr returns to Jones Day

TPG Growth Closes Middle-Market Fund


The middle-market arm of PE giant TPG is also invested in Beautycounter and Angie's Artisan Treats, maker of BoomChickaPop

People Moves of the Week: Carlyle, Sidley Austin, Duff & Phelps


Carlyle taps former Wal-Mart CEO Mike Duke; Duff & Phelps names new managing director; Sidley Austin hires cross-border specialist

Latest PE Fundraising Efforts


See which private equity firms have been raising capital, including Gridiron Capital and MidOcean Partners

As Health Care Tech Fuels M&A, KPMG Buys Beacon Partners


Digirad and Navigant have also made health care technology acquisitions recently. Pictured: Ralph Fargnoli, Beacon CEO

M&A Momentum Accelerated in March


Falling fuel prices, rising consumer confidence and potential interest rate hikes are among factors behind dealmaker enthusiasm

GE to Exit Most Finance, Sell Real Estate to Blackstone


GE will retain its GE Capital Aviation Services, Energy Financial Services and Healthcare Equipment Finance units

Accenture Buys Business Consulting Firm Axia


Cortec and Huron Consulting have made similar acquisitions recently

People Moves of the Week: Risk Management Association, Dechert, Carlyle


RMA announces a new CFO; Dechert grows corporate and securities practice; Carlyle promotes Peter Clare to deputy chief investment officer

Inside Word: Meet the M&A Mid-Market Award Winners


In the April issue of Mergers & Acquisitions, we profile Huron’s Gretchen Perkins and others who outpaced the competition in 2014

People Moves of the Week: Akoya Capital Partners, Moelis & Co., Carlyle Group


Akoya hires former Arens Controls CEO; Moelis taps tech specialist; Carlyle pairs Stephen Wise and Karen Bechtel to oversee health care team

UnitedHealth to Buy Catamaran to Boost Pharmacy Services


In the mid-market, Guardian and Modern Healthcare have made pharmacy buys recently

Capitala Closes $125M Lower Mid-Market PE Fund


The firm is also invested in Tender Greens, Merlin International and Sequoia Healthcare Management

Global Payments to Buy Irish Gateway Realex in European Expansion


The deal positions Global Payments better within the European market

People Moves of the Week: Blackhill Partners, William Blair, McGlinchey Stafford


Blackhill promotes two bankers; William Blair hires new managing director; McGlinchey Stafford taps Richard Pelliccio for the firm's Albany, N.Y., office

A. Schulman Builds Thermoplastics Business with $800M Citadel Acquisition


The deal marks an exit for HGGC and Charlesbank, which invested in the business in 2012

People Moves of the Week: Clayton Dubilier & Rice, BlackRock, Dickstein Shapiro


BlackRock hires new managaing director; Dickstein Shapiro grows corporate finance practice; CD&R names Jillian Griffiths COO

Hub Makes Another Acquisition, Insurance Industry Keeps Consolidating


KKR-backed Alliant Insurance and GTCR-backed AssuredPartners have also announced insurance acquisitions recently

PayPal Steps Up Mobile Wallet Game with Paydiant Acquisition


The Paydiant acquistion comes 14 months after PayPal's deal for Braintree, which owns mobile payment company Venmo

People Moves of the Week: 3i Group, Greenhill, Cantor Fitzgerald


3i hires three; Greenhill grabs new managing director; Cantor Fitzgerald names Steven Bisgay CFO

New Residential to Buy Home Loan Servicing for $1.3B


Last month, investment firm BlueMountain Capital Management said “misconduct” by Ocwen triggered a default in securities issued by an HLSS trust

PE Networking Habits Spark Reverse Acqui-Hiring


A tried and true method for private equity firms is an inverse of the acqui-hire deal demonstrated by larger strategic buyers, says Pepper Hamilton's Jim Rosener

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