Pickup in M&A Predicted by Dealmakers, Following Republican Sweep
Audax Group's Geoffrey Rehnert and Avante's Jeri Harman were among the dealmakers we interviewed at the 2016 ACG LA Business Conference


Index of M&A Activity: October Composite at 55.4
Leads for new deals hit a 2016 high, indicating that potential M&A pipelines are full and hurdles from a slow first half have been cleared

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ParkerGale Closes $240M Debut Fund, Building Portfolio of Lower Middle-Market Tech Companies
The Software-as-a-Service model, with recurring revenues, is attractive to private equity, says ParkerGale co-founder Kristina Heinze, who spoke at Mergers & Acquisitions’ MM360 conference

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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

Health Care

DW Healthcare, Linden Capital Team to Pick Up HydraFacial Maker

Johnson & Johnson, Tecomet, Teleflex, TPG, Windjammer and Zimmer Biomet have all acquired medical device businesses

Teleflex’s Purchase of Vascular Solutions Underlines Consolidation in Medical Devices

Johnson & Johnson, Tecomet, TPG, Windjammer and Zimmer Biomet have recently invested in healthcare tech companies

Edwards Lifesciences Buys Valtech Cardio, Expands Heart Valve Repair Services

Other medical device deals have come Johnson & Johnson, Tecomet and Windjammer

Gryphon Closes Fourth Fund to Back Consumer Goods, Healthcare and Business Services

The fund has already invested in fire safety consulting firm Jensen Hughes

Windjammer Backs Advanced Instruments, as Medical Device Makers Attract Buyers

Johnson & Johnson, Tecomet, TPG and Zimmer Biomet have been snatching up healthcare technology companies

GTCR Buys Billing Tech Provider RevSpring with Plans for More Add-Ons

The PE firm recently made deals for Camp Systems, Inteliquent, Lytx, and Optimal Blue

Zimmer Biomet Buys RespondWell to Add Virtual Physical Therapy Tech

The buyer has recently purchased health care tech companies CD Diagnostics and LDR

Cancer and Arthritis Treatments Drive Deals for Specialty Pharmacies

Recent examples include Kroger’s purchase of Modern Healthcare and McKesson’s acquisition of Biologics

Tecomet, Backed by Genstar, Buys Mountainside, Maker of Endoscopes

Other recent acquirers of medical devices include J&J, TPG and Zimmer Biomet

MTS Health’s Fourth Fund Underscores Optimism About Healthcare M&A

CVS, Frazier Healthcare and Kroger have also recently made acquisitions

Linden Capital Buys Packager Merical, as Consumers Buy More Nutritional Supplements

Recent packaging buyers include Berry Plastics, Novolex and Platinum Equity

Medical Device Manufacturer Boston Scientific Purchases EndoChoice to Expand Endoscopy Division

Recent medical technology buyers include Natus, Auris Surgical and Patricia Industries

Natus Buys Danish Maker of Hearing Aids, as Medical Device M&A Heats Up

Patricia Industries, Auris Surgical Robotics and Johnson & Johnson, have made recent healthcare transactions

Patricia Industries Buys Diagnostics Specialist Laborie Medical from Audax

Laborie makes diagnostic tools, including ultrasound scanners for bladders

Allergan, Gilead, Attack Nash Liver Illness From All Sides

Allergan has plans to buy Tobira and Gilead previously bought a drug from Nimbus

Pharos Capital Acquires TechLab, Healthcare Deals Rise

Recent medical diagnostic deals include Danaher, Johnson & Johnson and Zimmer Biomet

Allergan Buys Tobira to Gain Liver Drug

Allergan has a deal in place for Vitae, after the merger with Pfizer got called off

J&J Purchases Abbott’s Eye Surgery Unit, Continues to Boost Core Businesses

Other recent healthcare deals include the purchases of Drive DeVilbiss, HeartWare and Raptor Pharma

Healthcare M&A Forecast Brightens, Say Dealmakers

The outlook for M&A in the healthcare sector was much more positive in August than it was earlier in the year, according to our monthly survey

Ridgemont-Backed Perimeter Acquires WoodRidge, as Demand Rises for Behavioral Health Services

Acadia, HealthSouth and Universal Health also made similar purchases

Allergan Purchases Vitae, Following Failed Pfizer Merger

Other recent pharma deals include the acquisitions of Cynapsus and Sagent

Horizon Purchases Pharmaceutical Company Raptor, Looks to Grow Global Presence

Bristol-Myers, Pfizer and Sunovion have also made deals in the space

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