Due Diligence

Cybersecurity Must Be Part of the M&A Process, says Eric Feldman, CIO of the Riverside Co.
The Yahoo data breach, coming in the midst of Verizon’s acquiring the struggling Internet company, provides a moment of reflection on cybersecurity


The Weekly Wrap: Bravo Sports, Pritzker Brothers, US Foods
Bravo Sports buys Nutcase; Pritzker Brothers acquire ProAmpac; US Foods purchases Save on Seafood

Private Equity

PE Firms Fundraising: Apollo Accord, Welkin Captial and Others
Summit Investors is also raising a fund

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Influential Women

Mergers & Acquisitions’ special report celebrates 25 leading female transaction professionals, including Jeri Harman, founder of Avante Mezzanine Partners

Mid-Market Awards

Mergers & Acquisitions Names Winners of the 9th Annual M&A Mid-Market Awards

Financial Services

Cybersecurity Firms Draw Buyers, as Hackers Invade Agencies, Campaigns and Companies

Most M&A professionals are increasing scrutiny of the cybersecurity practices of potential targets, finds a recent survey by law firm Morrison & Foerster

Who are the Most Influential Women in Mid-Market M&A? Nominations Due Soon

Send us your picks for female dealmakers on par with Avante’s Jeri Harman (pictured), the Riverside Co.’s Pam Hendrickson and Campbell Soup’s Emily Waldorf. Nominations are due Nov. 1, 2016

Independent Sponsors Give Traditional PE Firms a Run for the Money

Fundless sponsors, including Akoya Capital, Consumer Growth Partners, Rotunda Capital and the Stratford-Cambridge Group, invest deal by deal

Investcorp Buys 3i’s Debt Management Business, as Lenders Focus on Specialization

As the private debt market becomes more important as a finance source for the middle market, lenders need to provide differentiated offerings

People Moves: Tricia Patrick Joins Advent's Consumer Group, Christopher Ainsley Becomes CEO at ParkerGale-Backed OnePlus Systems

Larry Kurzweil has been named CEO at KKR-backed fast casual operator Lemonade Restaurant Group

PE Firms Fundraising: Apollo Accord, Welkin Captial and Others

Summit Investors is also raising a fund

Atlantic Street, Backer of Family-Owned Businesses, Raises Lower Mid-Market Fund

Alex Apparel ranks among Atlantic Street’s portfolio companies; MTS Health, NXT Capital and the Riverside Co. have raised recent funds

Audax Closes Mid-Market Senior Loan Fund, Following Mezzanine Capital Raise

Carlyle, Monroe and NXT also raised debt funds

Pritzker Brothers' Purchase of Packaging Maker ProAmpac Shows Family Offices are Picking Up Dealmaking

The Pritzkers are heirs to Hyatt Hotels and Marmon Holdings

Morningstar Buys Remaining Stake in M&A Researcher PitchBook, Plans Global Growth

Other data related deals have come from HGGC, Penton and SFW Capital

PE Firms Fundraising: Oaktree, Square Mile and Others

Lone Star Fund is also raising a fund

Arsenal Capital Doubles Down on Industrial and Healthcare M&A with Fourth Fund

Arsenal-backed PSG has made several acquisitions, including Alkon, Flow Polymers and Sasco

Before Signing an M&A Letter of Intent, Consider These 7 Points

Negotiating non-disclosure agreements carefully will avoid problems down the road, say M&A attorneys

Manufacturing M&A Expected to Grow, Driven by Medical Device Makers & Others

In Mergers & Acquisitions’ monthly survey, dealmakers say they expect "a more friendly regulatory environment" after the presidential election concludes, no matter who wins

Bain Capital Credit Launches BDC to Make Direct Loans to Middle-Market Companies

Other PE firms that have formed BDCs include: Apollo, Carlyle, KKR and TPG

The Weekly Wrap: Bass Pro, Gannett, Salesforce

Bass Pro buys Cabela's; Gannett adds Golfweek; Salesforce purchases Krux

PE Firms Fundraising: Brightstar Capital, Headlands and Others

VPC Partners is also raising a fund

Index of M&A Activity: September Composite at 53.4

Leads for new deals hit a 2016 high, showing signs that dealflow continues to rebound from a slow first half

Nationwide is Acquiring Advisory Shop Jefferson National, Expanding Retirement Service Distribution

Recent insurance buyers include AIG and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

The Weekly Wrap: Accenture, Boston Scientific, Lanxess

Accenture acquires DayNine; Boston Scientific purchases EndoChoice; Lanxess buys Chemtura

PE Firms Fundraising: Carlyle China, Lexington Middle Market and Others

Varsity Healthcare Partners is also raising a fund

Two Perella Weinberg Veterans Start Asset Manager

David Schiff and Andrew Dym founded Innovatus Capital Partners to focus on private debt and distressed companies

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