Has Mid-Market M&A Come to a Dead Stop, or is This a Momentary Pause?
Dealmaking in Q4 2015 dropped 26 percent from Q4 2014, and January 2016 was downright sluggish. How long will the lull last?

Turnaround Talk

Men's Wearhouse Devises Tailored Brands Holding Company to Protect Assets in Potential Bankruptcy
The retailer has suffered financially since its 2014 acquisition of Jos. A. Bank


Valuations Soared in 2015, Making it Tough for PE Firms to Compete with Strategic Buyers
Prices paid for lower middle-market targets averaged 9.1 times Ebitda, up from 7.8 in 2014, says GF Data’s Graeme Frazier

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Mid-Market Awards

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Health Care

Stryker Adds Medical Device-Maker Synergetics in Buying Spree

The planned purchase of medical device maker Synergetics follows Stryker’s agreement to buy medical supplier Sage from Madison Dearborn

The Weekly Wrap: Cisco, FireEye, Stryker

Cisco buys Jasper; FireEye purchases Invotas; Stryker adds Sage

GTCR Reunites with Pharma Exec Ed Fiorentino to Launch TerSera Therapeutics

The Chicago PE firm hopes to build on past partnerships with Fiorentino, including Actient and Crealta, in another example of the Leaders Strategy

Court Square Adds Silver Oak-Backed Medical Supply Distributor NDC

The purchase follows up C.R. Bard’s recent purchase of Liberator Medical Holdings

TE Connectivity Purchases Permira-Backed Medical Device Maker Creganna

Similar recent deals include the acquisitions of Bellco, Sage Products and SurgiQuest

Medtronic Adds Another Medical Device Manufacturer in PE-Backed Bellco

The deal for the dialysis machine maker follows Medtronic’s purchases of Aircraft Medical and RF Surgical

Stryker Buys Madison Dearborn-Backed Medical Supplier Sage

3M, Conmed and Medtronic have recently made medical device deals

AptarGroup's Purchase of Mega Airless Proves Plastic Packaging M&A Remains Strong

Hillside Plastics and Optimum Plastics have recently been acquired

Health Care Data Providers Are Becoming Attractive Targets, Thanks to the Affordable Care Act

MedeAnalytics, Phreesia Payment and Smartcare have recently received buyer interest

Audax Stays Active by Adding Centric Health Divisions

The PE firm recently bought Dermatology of Northern California and Zoom Media's advertising divisions

Wafra Adds Medical Equipment Repair Service, Citing Fragmented Sector

The investment in Intermed follows deals for Heritage Food Service and Stork Holding

Riverside Launches Four Deals in Relatively Quiet Week for Most Dealmakers

The prolific PE firm led by co-CEOs Stewart Kohl and Bela Szigethy has already backed four companies in 2016: Prima Eye Group, SafeTec Compliance, Dermatology Group of New Jersey and Kasasa by BancVue

Following Pending Adheron Deal, Roche Buys Healthcare Ventures-Backed Tensha Therapeutics

The buyer is adding the biotech company, known for its Ten-010 product, after Shire agreed to purchase Baxalta and Dyax

Health Care M&A Continues to Hold Strong with Shire's Purchase of Baxalta

Other recent pharmaceutical deals include Galena Biopharma, Wil Research and the formation of Phoenix Therapeutics

Aging Population Drives Home Nursing Deals

C.R. Bard, Almost Family and Amedisys have been looking for acquisitions in the space

4 Companies For Sale

See which companies hit the auction block this week, including assets from Verizon and Johnson & Johnson

Charles River Labs Continues Deal Spree, Picking Up Wil Research

Other recent purchases by the buyer include Celis International, BioFocus and ChanTest

Carlyle and Bourne Team to Launch Phoenix Therapeutics, Aspiring to Build a Global Pharma Co.

The target will hunt for pharmaceutical deals after Eiger, Midatech and Perrigo recently made acquisitions

Continuing Its Acquisition Strategy, Acadia Adds Priory

The deal follows the purchases of Crossroads Holding, Foundations Recovery and Reliant Hospital

Midatech Pharma Completes Acquisition of Anti-Nausea Drug

The deal with Galena Biopharma marks second oncology related acquisition for firm in recent months

2 Companies For Sale

See which Genstar porfolio company hit the auction block this week

Thompson Street Closes Mid-Market Fund

The PE firm, which focuses on founder-led businesses, is invested in Logan’s Linens and Stone Panel

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