People Moves

Former Burger King and Pepsi Executive Mikel Durham Named CEO at Bregal Partners-Backed American Seafoods
Arsenal Capital-backed Elite Comfort hires former Dow Chemical executive Chris Chrisafides as CEO

Financial Services

Banner Year for Private Equity Fundraising Bodes Well for M&A in 2017
The amount raised in 2016 was on par with 2014, the best year for PE fundraising since the financial crisis, finds Preqin; a record number of new PE funds is being marketed to investors at the start of 2017


Lending Will Accelerate, Spurred by More M&A, Say Antares Capital Co-CEOs
John Martin and David Brackett, co-CEOs of Antares Capital, say the loan market is robust for 2017

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Influential Women

The second edition of Mergers & Acquisitions’ special report celebrates 35 leading female transaction professionals, including Kristina Heinze, co-founder of ParkerGale

Mid-Market Awards

Who should win Mergers & Acquisitions’ 10th Annual M&A Mid-Market Awards for 2016?

Health Care

Buy Growth Now, Advises Paul Aversano of Alvarez & Marsal

In this guest article, Aversano outlines four developments expected to affect the M&A environment favorably under President-elect Donald Trump

"Huge, Unmet Needs" of Heart Patients Drive Medical Device M&A

Valve replacements and other innovations entice buyers, including Edwards Lifesciences, Medtronic and Teleflex

UnitedHealth Branches Out With $2.3 Billion Surgical Care Deal

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

CRG Recommits to Healthcare Sector with Third Credit Fund

Iroko Pharmaceuticals, Omeros and Specialists on Call have all received investments from the fund

CD&R-Backed High Ridge Adds Reach Toothbrush Owner Dr. Fresh

The PE firm also backed Drive Devilbiss and Kalle

Novartis Acquires Encore Vision, Maker of Eye Drops that Treat Farsightedness

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

Amber McGraw Walsh

Sphere of Influence: As head of the healthcare practice at McGuireWoods, she advises on a wide range of deals in the sector, including physician-owned hospitals

Mercedes Kerr

Sphere of Influence: Manages business relationships to help the company expand its healthcare real estate portfolio

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

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