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Commercial Banks Move Away From Lending

Genstar Capital has seen a decrease in commercial banks competing as lenders on their deals. The firm has turned more toward specialty lenders to finance deals in today’s environment, says Genstar Capital, LLC’s Ryan Clark in this video with Mergers & Acquisitions contributing editor Danielle Fugazy. For more, see the roundtable discussion co-sponsored by Madison Capital Funding and KattenMuchinRosenman LLP, " “Financial Services Companies Heat Up M&A Market.”
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  • The first installment of our new predictive index shows that dealmakers expect overall M&A to increase, with health care outperforming the overall market READ MORE 

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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

    Roundtable

    Financial Services Companies Heat Up M&A Market
    Speakers from Flexpoint Ford, Genstar Capital, Baird Capital, Madison Capital Funding and Katten Muchin Rosenman discuss the various factors playing a role in M&A activity within the financial services space

    Expert's Corner

    Pursuing Pharma Manufacturing
    The fragmented pharmaceutical manufacturing industry provides plenty of opportunities for private equity investors, says JLL Partners founder Paul Levy

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    News

    Turnaround Tuesday: Alion Science Works to Refinance Notes


    The company's history of losses raises doubt its ability to continue as a going concern, or without the threat of liquidation

    The Weekly Wrap: Koppers, Certara, KPS


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

    Koppers Pays $460M for Wood Preservation and Railroad Businesses


    Osmose, which also has a utilities services business, is selling the units

    Blackstone Said to Reach $5.4 Billion Agreement for Gates Global


    The buyout would be Blackstone’s biggest private-equity deal since taking over Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. seven years ago

    The Weekly Wrap: Dell, Sentinel Capital, Walt Disney


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

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    Articles

    Top Mid-Market Deals Completed in 2013 by Industry


    In transactions worth $1 billion or less, the most active sub-sectors in 2013 were real estate; business services; oil and gas; prepackaged software; and hotels and casinos

    Q3: Middle-Market M&A Turns Down a Notch


    While a global tally shows a slight uptick, U.S. deals below $1 billion still lag

    Q2 2013:
    Deal Flow Still Slow, but Hope Springs Eternal


    Transaction closes are still taking a pause from the frenzied fourth quarter, but dealmakers say they’re starting to see an uptick

    Pipeline Protectors


    Desert NDT, an oil and gas inspection service, looks to acquire rivals across the U.S.

    M&A Completions by Industry - 2012


    Forty-two was the maximum number of deals for one particular sector. Find out which industry came in last with just one deal

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