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Healthy Appetite for Private Equity

“We went from a crash diet to resumption of a pretty healthy appetite for private equity,” says Terrence Mullen of Arsenal Capital Partners in this video with Mergers & Acquisitions contributing editor Danielle Fugazy. Today’s fundraising climate is “both competitive and discriminating.” For more on fundraising, see the May cover story, " Capital Commitments: 5 Winning Fundraising Strategies," and for news of the firm’s latest transaction, read " Profiled PE Firm Arsenal Makes a Deal."
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    ACG New York Women of Leadership - Entrepreneur Series
    Barbara Bradley Baekgaard, founder of Vera Bradley (Nasdaq: VRA), is the latest in a series of entrepreneurs highlighted at ACG New York Women of Leadership events. Photo credit: Robert Blumenfeld

    Watercooler

    GTCR, Hormel, the Riverside Co-CEOs and Others Win M&A Mid-Market Awards
    Amid a slow and challenging year for dealmaking, the winners of Mergers & Acquisitions’ 7th Annual M&A Mid-Market Awards outpaced the competition to grow, innovate and lead the middle market

    Dealmakers

    The Buyside:
    Disney, Warner Bros. Seek Next-Gen YouTubes

    Traditional Hollywood studios such as Disney and Warner Bros. are seeking next-generation YouTube content providers

    The Buyside

    Activist Investors Dig Into Mid Market
    Spurred on by the high-profile success of Carl Icahn and others, a growing crop of firms is looking further downstream

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    Fund of Funds, Lender

    ESOP, Recapitalization

    Agriculture, Natural Resources

    New York, Hong Kong

    Northeast US, Asia/Pacific

    United States, Canada

     

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    Financial Services

    News

    FIS Acquires Loan Origination Company CMSI


    The transaction adds to the buyer's loan software and services business

    Heartland Acquires School Cafeteria Payments Group


    The transaction allows the buyer to expand into more K-12 schools

    KPS Grabs Electrical Components International


    The deal follows the PE firm's acquisition of bankrupt Furniture Brands in November

    Energy Capital Closes $5B Energy Fund


    Energy Future, founded by Doug Kimmelman (pictured) has already closed one deal from the fund

    Audax Grabs PE-Backed Luminator


    The deal follow's the firm's recent purchase of Array Services Group

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    Articles

    Small Deals Big Impact


    A feature, plus data charts, helps put the lower middle market in perspective

    Top Mid-Market Deals Completed in 2013 by Industry


    In transactions worth $1 billion or less, the most active sub-sectors in 2013 were real estate; business services; oil and gas; prepackaged software; and hotels and casinos

    Spy Tech Pays Off for GTCR


    The PE firm built the intelligence services provider through four acquisitions, GTCR managing director Craig Bondy explains

    GPs Eye New Ruling


    The Sun Cap decision paints the image of a bright line between PE funds that have a good chance of realizing an exit strategy and those that will bear the cost of an expensive pension plan

    Q3: Middle-Market M&A Turns Down a Notch


    While a global tally shows a slight uptick, U.S. deals below $1 billion still lag

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