Mid-Market Awards

Thoma Bravo Snagged TravelClick to Win DEAL OF THE YEAR
The PE firm’s purchase blended two game-changing trends: cloud computing and travel services

Mid-Market Awards

GE Capital Grew Middle-Market Business to Take LENDER OF THE YEAR
The lending unit of General Electric added a new unit and increased the number of loans for PE platform acquisitions


PPG Bought a Quartet of Mid-Market Competitors to Capture STRATEGIC BUYER OF THE YEAR
The paints and coatings company snatched up Homax Group, Masterwork Paint, Hi-Temp Coatings Technology and Canal Supplies

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Steve Young

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Firm: HGGC

In the news: HGGC Thrived in Transition to Reap PRIVATE EQUITY FIRM OF THE YEAR



Financial Services

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

Anthem Bulks Up Medicare/Medicaid Insurance With Acquisition

The deal follows Cigna's acquisition of QualCare Alliance

People Moves of the Week: Crowell & Moring, Harris Williams, Pine Brook

Harris Williams promotes 12 bankers; Pine Brook names new managing director; Crowell & Moring hires energy adviser Elliot Hinds

Ibank Greenhill Pays Up to $98M for Cogent Partners

Cogent's eight managing directors, including Chris Bonfield, will join Greenfield

People Moves of the Week: Milbank Tweed, Signal Hill India, Baird

Milbank Tweed launches new office in South Korea; Signal Hill India promotes a slate of bankers; Baird recruits Mike Magluilo again

Adobe Completed $800M Purchase of Photo Service Fotolia in Otherwise Slow January

Despite the lull, dealmakers remain bullish in forecasts for 2015

People Moves of the Week: Evercore, Oak Hill, Dresner Partners

Evercore names new senior managing director; Oak Hill taps Investcorp; Dresner hires Patrick Cavanagh to lead the firm's consumer products team

Last Call for Nominations!

The deadline for the M&A Mid-Market Awards is Jan. 31 (no exceptions). Send in your submissions now.

Will Lenders Find a Silver Lining to the Oil Slide?

Investors are expected to buy oil companies struggling to pay loans as the industry faces distress

Bridgepoint Buys EFront for $330.7M

The deal comes as more private equity firms opt for customized portals to streamline communication with limited partners

People Moves of the Week: Clarus Ventures, Riverside Partners, Siedman & Bancroft

Clarus calls up new managing director; Riverside announces several promotions; Siedman & Bancroft hires associate Maria Garrett

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