Elusive Loans Lead PE Firms to Alternative Lenders
As credit tightens, Balance Point Capital and other non-regulated direct lenders fill the void


Marketers Go Digital, Attracting Buyers
Accenture, IBM and Web.com have made acquisitions, following migration to social media sites and mobile devices

Strategic Buyers

Newell Rubbermaid Capped Growth Strategy with Beloved Elmer’s Glue, Sealing Strategic Buyer of the Year
The company also agreed to buy Yankee Candle owner and sold some non-core businesses

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Fund of Funds, Lender

ESOP, Recapitalization

Agriculture, Natural Resources

New York, Hong Kong

Northeast US, Asia/Pacific

United States, Canada


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

The Weekly Wrap: Abbott, Peak Rock, Z Capital

Abbott buys St. Jude; Peak Rock backs Diamond Crystal, Z Capital invests Twin-Star

Abbott Agrees to Buy St. Jude Medical, As Device Deals Pick Up

St. Jude purchased Thoratec last year

The Weekly Wrap: Apax, Auris Surgical, Vista

Apax buys Duck Creek; Auris Surgical purchases Hansen Medical; Vista acquires Cvent

Bemis Expands Health Care Division with SteriPack’s Packaging Assets

Other recent similar acquisitions include Checkpoint Systems, Inmark Packaging and Optimum Plastics

Auris Surgical Robotics Buys Hansen Medical, as Robots Take Off

Recent robot deals have come from Arlington Capital, Omron and Rockwell

Apax Takes Majority Stake in Accenture’s Duck Creek, as Software Developers Attract Buyers

The private equity firm is acquiring the position from Accenture, which will hold a minority share

The Weekly Wrap: Annaly, ICP, Stryker

Annaly acquires Hatteras; Audax-backed ICP adds Fomo; Stryker picks up SafeWire assets

Stryker Continues Deal Spree, Adding SafeWire Medical Devices

The medical device maker recently bought Physio-Control and Sage Products

Health Care Deals Thrive, but Dealmakers Predict Significant Slowdown in Future Activity

The Affordable Care Act has been driving health care deals, but its impact is lessening over time, and its future is uncertain in this election year

Accruent Joins Health Care Tech Deal Wave, Acquires Software Co. Mainspring

GI Partners, Allscripts and IBM have all made recent purchases in the sector

Pfzizer and Allergan Terminate Merger, Amid New Tax Rules

Pfizer may pursue a split of the company, after the Obama administration proposed new regulations aimed at tax inversion deals

Gilead Purchases Nimbus Therapeutics’ Liver Treatment Program

Bristol-Myers and Roche have made acquisitions in the sector

The Weekly Wrap: Advent, Driven Brands, State Street

Advent buys ATI Physical Therapy; Driven Brands acquires Take 5 Oil; State Street purchases GE Asset Management

Advent International Takes Stake in ATI Physical Therapy, as Health Care Deals Heat Up

The rehabilitation provider was previously backed by KRG Capital Partners

Riverside Exits Another Company in Blood Test Equipment Manufacturer Diatron

The PE firm recently sold Emergency Communications and Orliman

Bristol-Myers Adds to Autoimmune Portfolio with Padlock Purchase

In 2015, the company purchased Flexus Biosciences and Rigel Pharmaceutical

GI Partners and Allscripts to Acquire Health Care Software Provider Netsmart Through JV

MedeAnalytics, Truven and Phreesia have recently received buyer interest

Toshiba Selling Medical Division, as Buyers Struggle to Find Asian-Based Targets

Toshiba Medical Systems makes x-ray machines, CT scanners and ultrasound equipment

Apax Forms New Company with the Purchase of BD's Respiratory Business

Deal follows acquisitions by ResMed, Stryker and TE Connectivity

Medical-Device Maker ResMed Buys Software Developer Brightree

Recent purchases in the sector have been made by Stryker Corp. and TE Connectivity Ltd.

The Weekly Wrap: ADT, Stryker, Wynnchurch

Apollo buys ADT; Stryker adds Physio-Control; Wynnchurch purchases Texas Hydraulics

IBM to Acquire Truven Health Analytics, as Interest in Health Care Data Picks Up

LLR Partners, Thoma Bravo and Wipro recently made deals in the sector

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