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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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    Fund of Funds, Lender

    ESOP, Recapitalization

    Agriculture, Natural Resources

    New York, Hong Kong

    Northeast US, Asia/Pacific

    United States, Canada

     

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    Exclusive data on top players in capital markets

    Ron Nayot

    Managing Director

    Firm: Diversis Capital

    In the news: Diversis Aims to Grow Martin Archery

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    News

    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

    The Weekly Wrap: KRG Capital, Thoma Bravo, Vestar


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

    Turnaround Tuesday: After Refocusing, EnGlobal Increases Profit Margins


    The engineering and automation company has sold non-core assets and paid off debt

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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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