Middle-Market M&A Bounced Back in October
Sensata’s $1B purchase of Schrader International, which makes tire-pressure monitors, from Madison Dearborn was the biggest middle-market deal to close in October

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Golub Grows Tech Lending Unit
A burst of growth from technology companies is behind the decision to expand the late-stage-lending unit, says Golub’s Andy Steuerman


GPs Co-Invest with Limited Partners
Financial sponsors call on limited partners to help round out equity commitments, says Christina Carroll of Stout Risius Ross

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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

Riverside Adds to Health Care Tech M&A with Medical Payment Exchange Investment

The deal follows the PE firm's backing of Protexer, Tate's Bake Shop and Uinta Brewing

Obama Administration’s New Rules Target Medtronic’s Ongoing Bid for Covidien and Other Tax-Inversion Deals

Horizon Pharma, which completed an address change from Illinois to low-tax Ireland earlier in September when it bought Vidara Therapeutics, will not be affected

The Weekly Wrap: Audax, Ridgemont Equity, RLJ Lodging

Audax Group picks up Chase Industries; Ridgemont Equity acquires Cook & Boardman; RLJ Lodging picks up DoubleTree Grand Key Resort

Hormel's Purchase of Muscle Milk Maker Was Among August's Notable Deals

The middle market closed 168 deals in August, fewer than in July

Riverside's Team Technologies Slips into Bootie Butler

The deal for the shoe-cover maker follows acquisitions of Tate's Bake Shop and Uinta Brewing

Precision Engineered Adds Medical Device Makers Holmed, HowesTemco

The buyer acquired Connecticut Plastics in March

Joseph Meyer’s Observer Capital Buys SourceMedia from Investcorp

Observer Capital’s first acquisition includes business-to-business publications Mergers & Acquisitions, American Banker and the Bond Buyer

Walgreen Stays in U.S. as It Buys Rest of Alliance Boots

The largest U.S. chain of drugstores will remain based near Chicago rather than move to the target’s home base of Bern, Switzerland, forgoing the type of tax inversion deal AbbVie, Pfizer and ohters have pursued

Turnaround Tuesday: Struggling Drug Developer Zogenix Wins Massachusetts Lawsuit

The company won the right to sell painkiller Zohydro in Massachusetts, and plans to develop an abuse-deterrent variation of the drug

The Weekly Wrap: Lindt Chocolate, InterActiveCorp, Platinum Equity

Lindt buys Russel Stover; InterActiveCorp picks up HowAboutWe.com; Platinum Equity acquires Transworld Systems

AbbVie to Buy Shire for $54.8 Billion in Tax Inversion

AbbVie becomes the latest U.S. health company to move abroad amid a record surge in industry deals

Thoma Bravo Acquires PE-Backed Sparta Systems

The move comes after the PE firm closed a $3.65B fund in May

Helen of Troy Expands into Supplements with $195M Deal

The owner of Pur, Braun and Vicks is buying Healthy Directions

Turnaround Tuesday: University General Health Considers M&A, Divestitures as Part of Restructuring

The health care group expects additional funding after it files an annual report with the SEC

Healogics Seeks $720M Financing for CD&R Deal

The offer includes a $400M first-lien cov-lite term loan, which have seen a resurgence as of late

Shore Capital Closes $113M Health Care Fund

The PE firm will make $10M-$15M investments in microcap health care companies

Pfizer Ends AstraZeneca Deal Over Chinese Food and Sniping

The drug maker ended a six-month bidding process for AstraZeneca on May 26

The Weekly Wrap: CD&R, Harman, Propel Capital

CD&R buys Healogics; Harman picks up AMX; Propel Capital acquires Summit Products and Citiblocs

Integrity Nutraceuticals Buys PE-Backed Cornerstone

The target develops capsules and products for the vitamins and supplements industry

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