Pickup in M&A Predicted by Dealmakers, Following Republican Sweep
Audax Group's Geoffrey Rehnert and Avante's Jeri Harman were among the dealmakers we interviewed at the 2016 ACG LA Business Conference


Index of M&A Activity: October Composite at 55.4
Leads for new deals hit a 2016 high, indicating that potential M&A pipelines are full and hurdles from a slow first half have been cleared

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ParkerGale Closes $240M Debut Fund, Building Portfolio of Lower Middle-Market Tech Companies
The Software-as-a-Service model, with recurring revenues, is attractive to private equity, says ParkerGale co-founder Kristina Heinze, who spoke at Mergers & Acquisitions’ MM360 conference

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Blue Wolf Buys Tenon’s North American Mill Business, as Construction M&A Grows

ABC, Meridian General, Southwire and United Subcontractors recently purchased construction companies

Quad-C Buys Stanton Carpet from Norwest Equity Partners

Ardian, Home Meridian and Mattress Firm recently purchased home decor-related companies

Boral Buys Stone Maker Headwaters to Boost U.S. Operations

Other construction purchases have come from ABC Supply, Southwire and United Subcontractors

Trump’s Impact on M&A May Reflect Traditional Republican Policies: Guest Article

Areas of alignment between Trump and traditional Republicans include: lower taxes for businesses; more spending on infrastructure and defense; and fewer regulations of financial services

Roper Tech’s ConstructConnect Acquisition Shows Strength in the Construction Sector

Deltek recently purchased a software company for its construction clients

Ardian, Led by Dominique Senequier, Buys German Lighting Maker SLV from Cinven

PetSmart is among the companies backed by the French private equity firm, which recently expanded in the U.S. middle market

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

Most M&A professionals are increasing scrutiny of the cybersecurity practices of potential targets, finds a recent survey by law firm Morrison & Foerster

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

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