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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

Financing

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?

Natural Resources

Praxair and Germany’s Linde Plan Merger, Forging World’s Largest Industrial Gas Supplier


The merger comes amid industry consolidation after France’s Air Liquide completed the acquisition of Airgas in May

Platte River Buys Crop Chemical Maker Tiger-Sul, as Agricultural M&A Picks Up


Advent, Bayer, Dow, DuPont, FMC, Lariat and Platform Specialty have engaged in chemical-related deals

Hastings Taps Third Equity Fund to Buy Oil and Gas Chemical Provider Impact


Kimmeridge, Sun Capital and Total SA recently sold oil and gas-related companies

Carlyle Recommits to Volatile Energy Sector with 2nd Credit Fund


The fund is currently invested in oil exploration operator Hilcorp

Carlyle Acquires Total's Chemicals Unit, Amid Volatile Oil Prices


Other similar deals in the mid-market include acquisitions from Meridian, PPG and Polymer Solutions

One Rock Capital Buys North Pacific Paper, as Weyerhaeuser Sheds Non-Core Assets to Focus on Lumber


Weyerhaeuser recently bought Plum Creek Timber and announced sales of cellulose fibers businesses to International Paper and Nippon Paper

Lanxess Buys Chemtura in Additives Push


Bayer and Dow Chemical also have similar pending deals

Bayer Clinches Monsanto Deal


Bayer previously made at least three bids for Monsanto before the target agreed to the transaction

Dow-Dupont Tie-Up Risks Delay, as EU Seeks Missing Deal Info


Other notable agriculture purchases include Cimbria, Viakem and Willowood

Bayer Sweetens Takeover Bid, as Monsanto Mulls Options


Agriculture related purchases have come from Agco, Advent and Lariat Partners

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

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