Private Equity Firms Double Down on Technology Deals
Tech-focused firms, like Thoma Bravo, HGGC and ParkerGale, are raising funds, and generalists like the Riverside Co. are boosting investment in the sector


Renesas, Samsung, Verizon chase auto tech makers
Intersil, Fleetmatics and Harman are some recent targets in the sector


Huron Closes New Fund in 3 Months, Riding PE Fundraising Wave
The Detroit PE firm focuses on lower middle-market companies, like colorful sock maker Sabg

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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

Energy M&A expected to zoom, benefitting from anticipated reduction in regulations

Survey respondents say deregulation efforts will boost domestic oil projects

The weekly wrap: Accella, B. Riley, Restaurant Brands

Arsenal-backed Accella buys Covestro’s U.S. foam division; B. Riley purchases FBR; Burger King owner Restaurant Brands buys Popeyes

PE firms fundraising: Bregal Sagemount and Oaktreee

Tecum Capital Partners is also raising a fund

Index of M&A activity: January composite at 51.9

The score that measures new transaction leads was 17 points higher than the previous January, indicating a full pipeline of potential deals

B. Riley buys investment bank FBR in a merger; financial services M&A picks up

Aon, Bain Capital Credit, Lucia Capital and Mercer made strategic moves within the sector

Warren Buffett takes his own advice in walking away from Unilever bid

Berkshire Hathaway and 3G Capital own half of Kraft Heinz, which “amicably” withdrew the offer for the maker of Lipton teas, Knorr soup and Axe deodorant

The weekly wrap: Bregal Sagemount, Riverside Partners, Softbank

Bregal Sagemount purchases Single Digits; Riverside Partners purchases MRA; Softbank buys Fortress Investment Group

PE firms fundraising: JMK Consumer Growth and Soundcore Capital

Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies is also raising a fund

Banks, credit unions queue up for acquisitions of advisory practices, RIAs

Raymond James-affiliated MainSource Bank and Salem Five Bank have made deals in the space

SoftBank, led by CEO Masayoshi Son, buys Fortress Investment Group to help grow Vision fund

The deal comes as the federal government looks to dismantle post-recession rules, which is expected to drive financial services M&A

Genstar-backed Mercer expands advisory business with Duckworth Wealth Advisors

The target, led by founder Michael Duckworth, increases Mercer’s client assets to approximately $9.6 billion

Banks may get back in the M&A game if field clears of post-recession rules

“It’s a new day and we’re very excited about it,” says BB&T CEO Kelly King

PE firms fundraising: Centerfield Capital and Fidus Equity

Wilsquare Capital is also raising a fund

Priceline buys Cheapflights to bolster Kayak brand, showing confidence in travel sector

Expedia, KKR, KSL, TA Associates, Sabre and Wasserstein have invested in mid-market travel deals

Thomson Reuters buys two companies to expand data services for financial institutions

Clearlake and Dun & Bradstreet have also made related deals

PE firms fundraising: Carlyle, Enhanced Equity and others

Churchill Middle Market is also raising a fund

Huron Closes New Fund in 3 Months, Riding PE Fundraising Wave

The Detroit PE firm focuses on lower middle-market companies, like colorful sock maker Sabg

ACG CEO Gary LaBranche Moves On

CFO John O’Loughlin will serve as acting CEO

AM&AA Takes on Las Vegas with Winter Conference & New Chapter

Samantha Snelling, the AM&AA's head of business development, confirms that the organization is forming a new chapter in Las Vegas

Jan. 31 Deadline: Last Chance to Submit Nominations for M&A Mid-Market Awards

Audax Private Equity, led by co-CEO Geoffrey Rehnert, won the 2015 Private Equity Firm of the Year Award. Who should win the 2016 awards?

HGGC Backs Claims Provider Davies Group, Betting on Tech Upgrades for the Insurance Industry

Davies Group, led by CEO Dan Saulter, has made several add-on deals over the past four years, including motor claims specialist Core Insurance Services

The Weekly Wrap: Cisco, Golden Gate, McKesson,

Cisco acquires AppDymanics; Golden Gate buys Bob Evans restaurants; McKesson purchases CoverMymeds

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