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M&A

After M&A Stalled in First Six Months of 2016, Dealmakers Pin Hopes on Second Half
Family-owned and entrepreneur-backed businesses are especially motivated to sell in the lower middle market

Private Equity

Goldman Sachs Takes Minority Stake in Littlejohn
Littlejohn is invested in Interior Specialists, Penda and PlayPower

Fundraising

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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

Natural Resources

Bayer Reveals Price and Other Details on Monsanto Bid


M&A is reshaping the crop and seed industry, including DuPont and Dow Chemical’s plan to merge and carve out a crop-science unit and lots of activity in the middle market

Bayer Bids For Monsanto, as Chemical Producers Receive Buyer Demand


Advent acquired Viakem, Dow Chemical and DuPont plan to merge, and Lariat backed Willowood

Philip Falcone’s HC2 Makes Unsolicited Bid for Struggling Grain Merchant Andersons


Medium-sized, independent grain handlers like Andersons may be a good fit for the agricultural units of Glencore and Chinese group Cofco

Lariat Backs Maker of Herbicides, as Buyers Feed on Agri-Chemical Deals


Deal for Willowood follows Advent's plans to buys Viakem, and Dow Chemical and DuPont's proposed merger

Germany’s Evonik Snags Coatings Business from Air Products, as Specialty Chemical M&A Thrives


Other recent purchases include Rentech Nitrogen, U.S. Chemicals and Viakem

Advent Grows Agrochemical Portfolio with Viakem


FMC bought Cheminova, and Dow Chemical and DuPont plan to merge, as chemical makers consolidate

F&W Forestry Plants Roots in the U.K. with Acquisition


The deal includes three companies from O.C.S. Group

Guest Article: Chemical Makers Keep Drawing Buyers


Spin-offs of the proposed merger of Dow and DuPont and other mega mergers will create buying opportunities for PE firms that invest in coatings, adhesives and sealants

Antares’ John Martin and David Brackett Nurtured the Middle Market’s Largest Lender Through Competitive Sale, Scoring Dealmakers of the Year


Many bidders competed for the coveted target, which GE ultimately sold to Canada’s largest pension fund for $12 billion

Cargill to Exit Crop Insurance Business With Sale to Silveus


Crop insurance isn’t core to the Cargill’s grain business, according to the company

GenNx360’s Salford Picks up Aerway, On the Heels of Valmar Purchase


In similar deals, Blount International is being acquired and Dow Chemical is merging with DuPont

Dow Chemical and DuPont Show Chemical Products Are in Demand with Merger


Agriculture and other specialty chemicals have driven many mid-market deals, including the acquistions of Cheminova and Chemtura’s agrochemicals division

People Moves of the Week: Timken, PEF Services, Quarton International


Timken names Ajay Das VP of business development; PEF Services expands in Midwest; Quarton merges with Blue Corporate Finance

Agriculture Acquirers Feed on Crop Protection


Technology advances and customer demand are driving deals, such as the recent Land O’Lakes merger with United Suppliers

Fragrance Materials Maker Symrise Picks up Pinova from TorQuest


The deal comes a year after ADM bought Wild Flavors, a Symrise rival

4 Companies For Sale


See which companies have recently hit the auction block, including FullBeauty and Magnum Hunter

The Weekly Wrap: Gravity4; XPO Logistics; Google


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

Avenue Capital’s Boulevard Harvests Dow Chemical’s AgroFresh


Dow announced in October it would sell AgroFresh as it sheds low-margin businesses and streamlines operations

The Weekly Wrap: NetSuite, Groupon, SkinnyPop Popcorn


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

Farmland Partners Grows With 3 More Properties


In another farm-related deal, Land O'Lakes acquired an agribusiness marketing company

Adobe Completed $800M Purchase of Photo Service Fotolia in Otherwise Slow January


Despite the lull, dealmakers remain bullish in forecasts for 2015

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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