People Moves of the Week

Gordon Brothers-AccuVal, AGC Partners, Madison Capital
Gordon Brothers affiliate hires Conrad Lauten to lead SE sales; AGC adds partner to Silicon Valley office; Madison hires head of mezz credit from Sankaty Advisors

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

Finance Finesse

Frothy Leverage Markets Move Multiples
“Multiples have moved into double-digit territory because of the emergence of the non-bank lending ecosystem,” says Rich Lawson, HGGC CEO

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Health Care

Ardian Backs Cathay In French Pharma Deal

Cenexi, previously part of the Roche Group, has acquired production sites in France and Belgium

General Atlantic Hands Amedes to Antin Infrastructure

The deal was announced just days after reports indicated that General Atlantic was exploring a $175M purchase of Indian financial firm Sharekhan

Harvest Partners Moves Into Dental Space with Quad-C-Backed DCA

PE firms Gryphon Investors and Shore Capital Partners are also active in the sector

GTCR Invests in Pharmacy Management Software Rx30

Fujifilm Medical and Digirad have also made health care technology acquisitions recently

Turnaround Tuesday: Troubled Drug Developer Cytori Pays Debt with New Loan

The company is developing therapies that could treat rare autoimmune disease scleroderma, osteoarthritis, burns and cardiovascular disease

2 Companies For Sale

See which companies have recently hit the auction block, including Aria Health System

The Weekly Wrap: Gravity4; XPO Logistics; Google

Gravity4 buys Rocket Fuel; XPO Logistics takes over Bridge Terminal Transport; Google acquires Timeful

Abbott’s Mylan Billions Open Door for Bigger Purchases

As Abbott pursues Perrigo and fends off Teva Pharmaceutical, expect to see the drugmaker tap its bankroll for acquisitions, both big and small

Turnaround Tuesday: Struggling Drug Maker Zogenix Sells Unit, Refocuses

UPDATED -- The sale, which comes with up to $283.5M in additional payments, allows the company to focus on developing a schizophrenia medication

The Buyside: Buyers Wake Up to Anesthesiology

Feeling pressure from Aetna and Blue Cross Blue Shield, small anesthesiology practices are welcoming Mednax, TeamHealth and AmSurg as suitors

Turnaround Tuesday: Struggling Behavioral Health-Services Provider Catasys Raises Cash

CEO Terren Peizer says the company will reach profitability in 2015

The Weekly Wrap: NetSuite, Groupon, SkinnyPop Popcorn

NetSuite buys Bronto Software; Groupon sells Ticket Monster; SkinnyPop Popcorn acquires Paqui

Ventas to Acquire Ardent Medical, As Aging Population Increases

Ventas plans to spin off health systems operator Ardent Health Services

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

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