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Healthy Appetite for Private Equity

“We went from a crash diet to resumption of a pretty healthy appetite for private equity,” says Terrence Mullen of Arsenal Capital Partners in this video with Mergers & Acquisitions contributing editor Danielle Fugazy. Today’s fundraising climate is “both competitive and discriminating.” For more on fundraising, see the May cover story, " Capital Commitments: 5 Winning Fundraising Strategies," and for news of the firm’s latest transaction, read " Profiled PE Firm Arsenal Makes a Deal."
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    ACG New York Women of Leadership - Entrepreneur Series
    Barbara Bradley Baekgaard, founder of Vera Bradley (Nasdaq: VRA), is the latest in a series of entrepreneurs highlighted at ACG New York Women of Leadership events. Photo credit: Robert Blumenfeld

    Watercooler

    GTCR, Hormel, the Riverside Co-CEOs and Others Win M&A Mid-Market Awards
    Amid a slow and challenging year for dealmaking, the winners of Mergers & Acquisitions’ 7th Annual M&A Mid-Market Awards outpaced the competition to grow, innovate and lead the middle market

    Dealmakers

    The Buyside:
    Disney, Warner Bros. Seek Next-Gen YouTubes

    Traditional Hollywood studios such as Disney and Warner Bros. are seeking next-generation YouTube content providers

    The Buyside

    Activist Investors Dig Into Mid Market
    Spurred on by the high-profile success of Carl Icahn and others, a growing crop of firms is looking further downstream

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    ESOP, Recapitalization

    Agriculture, Natural Resources

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    Northeast US, Asia/Pacific

    United States, Canada

     

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    Natural Resources

    The Weekly Wrap: Koppers, Certara, KPS


    Koppers buys Osmose units; Certara acquires Synchrogenix; KPS picks up Anchor Glass

    WSP Adds to Energy Services M&A with $366M Deal


    The target was sold by private equity firm KRG Capital Partners

    The Weekly Wrap: Dell, Sentinel Capital, Walt Disney


    Dell picks up StatSoft; Sentinel Captal buys Newks; Walt Disney acquires Maker Studios

    The Weekly Wrap: KRG Capital, Thoma Bravo, Vestar


    KRG Capital acquires ICCNexergy; Thoma Bravo buys TravelClick; Vestar Capital adds Institutional Shareholder Services

    The Weekly Wrap: Carlyle, HGGC, Lockheed Martin


    Carlyle adds Eci Software; HGGC acquires Serena; Lockheed Martin buys Industrial Defender

    Gain Capital Invests in 2 Brokers


    Similar trading deals include purchases by Tradeweb and NYSE Euronext

    The Weekly Wrap: KRG, Mid-Con, Spotify


    KRG-backed Trafficware bought PSI; Mid-Con acquired oil and gas assets; Spotify added Echo Nest

    Weekly Wrap: Broadridge, Dolby, IBM


    Broadridge picks up Emerald Connect, Dolby adds Doremi Labs, IBM grabs Cloudant

    Weekly Wrap
    Facebook, Riverside, Signet


    Facebook picks up WhatsApp; Riverside acquires Pence & Associates; Signet Jewelers buys Zale

    Lariat, Microchip Technology, Yellow Wood


    Lariat Partners adds Montana Seed; Microchip Technology buys Supertex; Yellow Wood picks up Dr Teal's

    Distressed Company Watch List


    See which companies have recently indicated doubt about continuing as going concerns in SEC filings, including Heron Lake, Bonds.com and Violin Memory

    McGraw-Hill, Riverside, Thoma Bravo


    McGraw-Hill Education acquired Engrade; Riverside grabs Be Green Packaging; Thoma Bravo picks up Global Health Care Exchange

    New Source Grabs Oil Assets for $19M


    The deal follows the company’s purchase of MCE LP in November

    Riverside Acquires Be Green Packaging


    The deal follows the PE firm’s $1.5B fund close, and purchase of AVS Tax and Hart Property Consultants

    Azalea, Fluidigm, USI


    Azalea adds Turbine Generator; Fluidigm picks up DVS Sciences; USI Insurance grabs Travers O’Keefe

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