Due Diligence

Cybersecurity Must Be Part of the M&A Process, says Eric Feldman, CIO of the Riverside Co.
The Yahoo data breach, coming in the midst of Verizon’s acquiring the struggling Internet company, provides a moment of reflection on cybersecurity


The Weekly Wrap: Bravo Sports, Trans World, US Foods
Bravo Sports buys Nutcase; Trans World acquires Etailz; US Foods purchases Save on Seafood

Private Equity

PE Firms Fundraising: Apollo Accord, Welkin Captial and Others
Summit Investors is also raising a fund

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Fund of Funds, Lender

ESOP, Recapitalization

Agriculture, Natural Resources

New York, Hong Kong

Northeast US, Asia/Pacific

United States, Canada


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


Cybersecurity Firms Draw Buyers, as Hackers Invade Agencies, Campaigns and Companies

The Oct. 21 attack on Internet tech provider Dyn -- wounding Amazon, Netflix, Twitter and others -- is latest reminder of the rising value of cybersecurity providers

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

Southwire Acquires United Copper, Leveraging Uptick in Construction Industry

Others involved in construction-driven transactions include: United Subcontractors, PowderCoat Services, Apollo Global and Hardwoods Distribution

Genstar Acquires Cable Connector Supplier from Windjammer

Earlier in 2016, Audax-backed Winchester bought SRI Connector

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

Ridgemont-Backed APE Expands with Corrosion Specialties Deal

Ridgemont recently raised a second fund and purchased Unishippers

Nautic Partners Backs Property Restorer Response Team 1, which Made Three Deals

The target purchased Emergency Reconstruction, JFS Construction Group and Venturi Technologies

Altus Acquires Pump Manufacturer Nichols Portland from Parker Hannifin

The PE Firm recently bought GED Integrated and exited Aqua-Chem

Arsenal-Backed Accella Makes Another Add-On in Quadrant Spray Foam

The company previously bought Burtin Polymer, RDT Manufacturing and Premium Spray

Ardian, Led by Dominique Senequier, Raises Fourth Infrastructure Fund

The investment firm recently closed a co-investment fund and a European debt fund

Platte River Acquires Tool Maker Jameson

The PE firm will combine the target with Huskie Tools, which it purchased earlier in 2015

Advent Exits Dominican Airport Operator Aeropuertos Dominicanos

Vinci is buying the airport group, which owns Las Americas International and Gregorio Luperon

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

Fluor Looks Overseas for Growth, Buys Stork from Arle Capital

The PE firm recently sold Stork subsidiary Fokker Technologies

Duke Energy to Acquire Piedmont Natural Gas

The purchase follows recent deals from Southern, Emera and Black Hills

Platte River Hoists Deal With Huskie Tools

The investment follows up the PE firm’s purchase of Profile Products Earlier in 2015

The Weekly Wrap: Gravity4; XPO Logistics; Google

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

Baird Invests in Clearwater, Following Digi-Star Exit

The Milwaukee firm buys U.K.-based Clearwater as it continues to focus on cross-border deals

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

Hormel's Purchase of Muscle Milk Maker Was Among August's Notable Deals

The middle market closed 168 deals in August, fewer than in July

Primoris Adds Ram-Fab to Expand in Gulf Coast

The buyer previously acquired Q3 Contracting in November 2012

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