Middle-Market M&A Bounced Back in October
Sensata’s $1B purchase of Schrader International, which makes tire-pressure monitors, from Madison Dearborn was the biggest middle-market deal to close in October

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Golub Grows Tech Lending Unit
A burst of growth from technology companies is behind the decision to expand the late-stage-lending unit, says Golub’s Andy Steuerman


GPs Co-Invest with Limited Partners
Financial sponsors call on limited partners to help round out equity commitments, says Christina Carroll of Stout Risius Ross

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Peak Rock Grabs Main Steel Polishing

The deal comes after the firm picked up RCR International and closed its debut fund with $700M

MakerBot Adds 3D Printing Software Group Layer By Layer

The 3D printer manufacturer was acquired by Stratasys in 2013

The Buyside: Germans Bet Big on U.S. Targets

U.S. companies, including Dresser-Rand and Sigma-Aldrich, are attractive targets for German companies

RLJ-Equity Backed LAI Picks Up Precision Parts Maker

Zak is the latest components maker to be sold following Crown Precision and Waples Manufacturing

Sentinel Capital Acquires Hollander Sleep Products

The deal marks an exit for HGGC, its first in the consumer sector

Strategic Buyers Beat Private Equity Firms

Corporations bought more companies than PE firms in the first eight months of the year

Turf Ventures Management Takes Over from Evolution Capital

The recapitalization marks Evolutions' final exit from fund Evolution Investments I

Sulzer Talking With Dresser-Rand About Potential Combination

A merger would combine U.S.-based Dresser-Rand’s compressors and turbines with Sulzer’s industrial pumps to serve oil and gas customers

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

Riverside's Team Technologies Slips into Bootie Butler

The deal for the shoe-cover maker follows acquisitions of Tate's Bake Shop and Uinta Brewing

Danaher to Buy Dental-Implant Maker Nobel for $2.2B

The purchase will make it the world’s largest maker of dental implants

United Stationers Diversifies with $130M Auto Parts Deal

The company is buying Medco, one of several automotive aftermarket companies that have been sold lately

Electrolux Vies for U.S. Lead With $3.3B GE Purchase

The purchase by Electrolux comes only two months after Whirlpool increased its market leadership by acquiring a controlling stake in Italian appliance maker Indesit

Roper Buys IPA from Riverside Partners

The deal follows health care transactions from Genstar Capital and Graham Partners

Oak Hill Picks Up Berlin Packaging from Investcorp

The $1.43B deal follows a series of packaging acquisitions, including Oak Hill's exit from Jacobson

Genstar Takes Over Symmetry Medical Unit, as Medical Devices Continue to Drive Deals

The $450M add-on acquisition for Genstar-backed Tecomet marks the latest medical device deal

Paris Private Equity Firm Ardian Picks Up German Cosmetics Company from Carlyle

The Paris private equity firm founded by Dominique Senequier has made 8 investments from its third fund, which closed in March

The Weekly Wrap: Lindt Chocolate, InterActiveCorp, Platinum Equity

Lindt buys Russel Stover; InterActiveCorp picks up HowAboutWe.com; Platinum Equity acquires Transworld Systems

4 Companies For Sale

See which companies have recently hit the auction block, including Leggett & Platt Inc. and MSC Software Corp.

Whirlpool Pays $1B for Majority Stake in Italian Appliance Group

Other recent consumer goods deals have come from HanesBrands and Samsonite

Audax Drives Away with PE-Backed Wheel Pros

Trim Parts and Avic Electromechanical have also recently made car parts acquisitions

Ardian-Backed Trescal Makes 2 Calibration Acquisitions

The purchases come soon after Ardian closed a $10B fund of funds, and a $690M PE fund

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