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

Mid-Market Awards

Piper Jaffray More Than Doubled Dealflow to Gain INVESTMENT BANK OF THE YEAR
Purchasing Edgeview and Partnership Capital helped propel growth

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Health Care

KKR Buys PE-Backed Medical Helicopter Business

The deal marks an exit for PE firms Bain Capital and Brockway Moran

Dr. Oz's Sharecare Expands in Mobile Health with Feingold Acquisition

The target develops technology to analyze emotions of users

Valeant Raises Bid for Bankrupt Drug Developer Dendreon to $400M

Dendreon filed for bankruptcy in November to facilitate a deal with noteholders

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

Despite the lull, dealmakers remain bullish in forecasts for 2015

Valeant Offers $296M for Bankrupt Dendreon

Dendreon filed for bankruptcy to facilitate a deal with noteholders, including Deerfield Management

Excellere Partners Invests in Pharma Support Group TrialCard

The deal was announced on the heels of SK Capital's purchase of Halo Pharmaceutical

Brazos and Parallel Investment Execs Launch New PE Firm

The firm, Riata Capital, will invest between $10M-$50M in energy, health care, business and industrial services companies

Turnaround Tuesday: Struggling Health Care Tech Group ActiveCare Sells Contracts, Closes Unit

Health care tech companies proved to be attractive M&A targets in 2014, as providers look to control costs related to taking on more patients

Top 2014 Mid-Market Deals by Industry

Oil & gas, professional services, banks and software are among the top five sectors for M&A

The Top 15 Middle-Market M&A Stories of 2014

The M&A Mid-Market Awards, the lower middle market, Vera Bradley’s growth story and five technologies driving health care deals were among the most popular transaction topics

Turnaround Tuesday: Struggling Drug Developer Immune Pharma Looks to Sell, License Products

The company has a $39M deficit, and says there are doubts about staying in business without the threat of liquidation

12 Important Tech Deals of 2014

Cloud computing, data analytics, cybersecurity and e-commerce fueled acquisitions by corporations, such as Adobe and Google, and PE firms, such as HGGC and GTCR

Turnaround Tuesday: Struggling Medical Device Group Zynex Reaches Forbearance Deal

The default raises substantial doubt about the company's ability to continue without the threat of liquidation

GI Partners Adds to Health Care Tech M&A with Logibec Deal

The buyer closed a $2B fund in April

Turnaround Tuesday: Amid Restructuring, University General Health Hires IBank to Sell Dallas Hospital

The health care company is considering selling other units as well, including UGH Diagnostic Imaging and UGH Physical Therapy

2 Companies For Sale

See which companies have recently hit the auction block, including Cache and TwinMed

Turnaround Tuesday: OxySure Systems May Need Additional Cash Following Canceled Merger

The medical device company terminated a merger with Estill Medical, the maker of the Thermal Angel Blood IV Fluid Infusion Warmer

FFL Invests in Eyemart Express

The deal follows the PE firm's investment in consumer lender Snap Financial

Silver Oak Invests in Gym Chain Vasa Fitness

The deal follows the acquisition of 24 Hour Fitness in June

LexisNexis Buys Health Market Science

The deal underscores how health care providers are seeking to comply with regulatory requirements

Shore Capital Recaps & Combines 3 Animal Clinics

The deal comes after the firm closed a $113M fund earlier in 2014

Amazon Scored September’s Biggest Middle-Market Deal

The e-commerce company paid $970 million for Twitch Interactive, an online community of video gamers

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