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Lending

Elusive Loans Lead PE Firms to Alternative Lenders
As credit tightens, Balance Point Capital and other non-regulated direct lenders fill the void

M&A

Marketers Go Digital, Attracting Buyers
Accenture, IBM and Web.com have made acquisitions, following migration to social media sites and mobile devices

Strategic Buyers

Newell Rubbermaid Capped Growth Strategy with Beloved Elmer’s Glue, Sealing Strategic Buyer of the Year
The company also agreed to buy Yankee Candle owner and sold some non-core businesses

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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

Infrastructure

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

Arcadis Builds Up with PE-backed Architecture Firm Callison


The move follows design firm Foster + Partners' purchase of full company control from 3i

Calera Capital Scoops Up United Site Services


The target provides portable restrooms and other temporary services for construction sites and outdoor events

Architecture Firm Foster + Partners Buys Back Stake from 3i


The firm, which designed Apple's U.S. headquarters and airports in Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar and Panama, as well as Millennium Bridge in London, is transitioning to a partnership model

Turnaround Tuesday: WPCS Defaults on Note Terms


The engineering company and bitcoin trading service developer has been selling assets, including operations in Seattle, to increase working capital

4 Oil Services Companies Combine into Nine Energy


The new company plans to grow through more acquisitions

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