Financial Services

Bain Capital Credit Launches BDC to Make Direct Loans to Middle-Market Companies
Other PE firms that have formed BDCs include: Apollo, Carlyle, KKR and TPG


More Construction-Related M&A Expected in 2017
There’s still room for growth, said dealmakers at the 2016 Building & Infrastructure Conference, hosted by Lincoln International and L.E.K. Consulting


MTS Health’s Fourth Fund Underscores Optimism About Healthcare M&A
CVS, Frazier Healthcare and Kroger have also recently made acquisitions

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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

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

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

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