People Moves of the Week

Comvest Partners, Gulfstar, Strategic Value Partners
Comvest Partnres hires Jon Huitink; Gulfstar Group issues promotion; Strategic Value Partners adds adviser

Mid-Year M&A Update

Is 2015 Frontloaded?
Dealmakers enjoyed a busy first half of the year, but many see growth slowing over the next 12 months

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Financial Services

Retailer Overstock Stays on FinTech Path with SpeedRoute Acquisition

Markit and Fidelity National have also made financial technology purchases recently

Aquiline Picks up Regulatory Software Maker Fenergo

The PE firm is investing in the financial services software developer, which boasts clients including Lloyds Banking

PayPal Goes Modest

The online payment services provider buys e-commerce technology company Modest, which is led by Dylan Richard and Harper Reed

Fidelity National Buys SunGard to Expand in Financial Technology

The acquisition of the software company marks an exit for Silver Lake Management, Providence Equity Partners and KKR

Markit Adds Symphony-Backed CoreOne to Increase Financial Data Services

The deal follows Markit's July acquisition of Mosaic and planned acquisition of Halifax House Index

Q2 Gets More Security With Centrix Soultions

The deal extends Q2’s relationship with financial services security products provider

Ares Management Looks to Get More Energetic with Kayne Purchase

The asset manager, under president Mike Arougheti, was one of many firms to bid on GE Capital’s Finance Sponsor unit, which went to CPPIB

Audax-Backed AllOver Media Expands in Resorts

The PE firm acquired AllOver in March

Ridgewood Closes Energy PE Fund in Volatile Oil Climate

The firm previously closed a $1.1B fund in 2014

Regulators Approve CIT-OneWest Merger — With Conditions

CIT would blow past the $50B threshold for institutions deemed systemically important as a result of the merger

People Moves of the Week: Bonwick, Carlyle, Pamlico

Bonwick Capital hires Rashaun Williams (pictured) as partner to lead LA office; Carlyle Group and Pamlico Capital add principals

Piper Jaffray Buys BMO's GKST Bond Business, Ups Services

The firm, under CEO Andrew Duff, won Mergers & Acquisitions M&A Mid-Market Investment Bank of the Year Award for 2014 after building up i-banking through acquisitions

Latest PE Fundraising Efforts

See which private equity firms have been raising capital, including Rockwood Capital and Offshore Merchant Partners

Tech Deals Expected to Flourish Even When Overall M&A Slows

Dealmakers predict growth in tech deals will continue to accelerate over the next year, according to the Mid-Market Pulse

People Moves of the Week: Blue Wolf Capital, Fifth Street, Jefferies

Blue Wolf names new CEO of portfolio company; Fifth Street's Steven Noreika is promoted; Jefferies taps auto aftermarket team from BB&T

Latest PE Fundraising Efforts

See which private equity firms have been raising capital, including ENR Partners, North Haven Capital and Ridgemont Equity

PE-Backed Broadmeadow to Buy Bankrupt Investment Firm F-Squared's Assets

F-Squared wound up in bankruptcy following a lawsuit with the U.S. SEC

Small Deals Bring Dealmakers to the Windy City for AM&AA Summer Conference

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is scheduled to speak at the AM&AA Summer Conference

People Moves of the Week: Jones Day, Thoma Bravo, Mitchell SilberBerg & Knupp

Jones Day puts Catherine Martoughin in charge in Luxembourg; Thoma Bravo promotes Arvindh Kumar and Chip Virnig; Richardson & Patel attorneys join Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp

Spotlight on Latin America

U.S. private equity investment in Brazil, Colombia and Mexico is at an all-time high, as we explore in the July issue of Mergers & Acquisitions, featuring Jones Day’s Michael McGuinness

Willis Group, Towers Watson Agree to Merge

Willis, under CEO Dominic Casserley, has been pursuing deals to extend its geographic reach and add customers seeking coverage for specialized risks

Latest PE Fundraising Efforts

See which private equity firms have been raising capital, including Harwood Private Equity and KSL Capital

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