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Former Burger King and Pepsi Executive Mikel Durham Named CEO at Bregal Partners-Backed American Seafoods
Arsenal Capital-backed Elite Comfort hires former Dow Chemical executive Chris Chrisafides as CEO

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Banner Year for Private Equity Fundraising Bodes Well for M&A in 2017
The amount raised in 2016 was on par with 2014, the best year for PE fundraising since the financial crisis, finds Preqin; a record number of new PE funds is being marketed to investors at the start of 2017


Lending Will Accelerate, Spurred by More M&A, Say Antares Capital Co-CEOs
John Martin and David Brackett, co-CEOs of Antares Capital, say the loan market is robust for 2017

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Influential Women

The second edition of Mergers & Acquisitions’ special report celebrates 35 leading female transaction professionals, including Kristina Heinze, co-founder of ParkerGale

Mid-Market Awards

Who should win Mergers & Acquisitions’ 10th Annual M&A Mid-Market Awards for 2016?


Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Buys German Pipe Company Wilhelm Schulz to Expand in Europe

Berkshire is making the acquisition through Precision Castparts

IOP Acquires Roof Maker Union Corrugating, as Construction M&A Picks Up

In 2016, the operations-focused PE firm acquired Alexandria Moulding from the same fund

7 Sectors to Watch in 2017

Aircraft parts, packaging for consumer goods, construction materials and cybersecurity are some of the industries expected to see strong M&A activity

Dormakaba Buys Door and Mechanical Security Division from Stanley Black & Decker

Stanley Black & Decker recently bought the Irwin line of tools from Newell Brands to broaden its global tools and storage business

Praxair and Germany’s Linde Plan Merger, Forging World’s Largest Industrial Gas Supplier

The merger comes amid industry consolidation after France’s Air Liquide completed the acquisition of Airgas in May

Maroon Group Expands with Purchase of Water Treatment Chemical Maker Cadence

Advent, Bayer, Dow, DuPont, FMC, Hastings, Lariat, Platform Specialty, and Platte River have engaged in chemical-related deals

Bain Capital Purchases Memory Foam Maker Innocor from Sun Capital

Hooker Furniture, Mattress Firm and Z Capital made recent deals for home goods businesses

Gemalto, Amsterdam's Digital Security Giant, Buys 3M's Identity Management Business

Cybersecurity providers have become highly sought M&A targets; meanwhile 3M has been divesting to focus on core businesses

Ridgemont-Backed Cook & Boardman Buys Delta Door for Geographic Growth

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

Hastings Taps Third Equity Fund to Buy Oil and Gas Chemical Provider Impact

Kimmeridge, Sun Capital and Total SA recently sold oil and gas-related companies

AEA Wraps Up Glass Bottle Packager TricorBraun from CHS Capital

Recent buyers of glass manufacturers include CVC, LKQ, and Vitro

Quad-C Buys Stanton Carpet from Norwest Equity Partners

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

Tesla Adds Germany's Grohmann Engineering to Speed Up Production of Model 3

Roaring car sales have fueled M&A, with Crestview, Grakon, Take 5 Oil and Watermill among the buyers

CVC Buys Bottle Maker Anchor Glass, as Packaging M&A Remians Robust

Berry Plastics, Novolex, Packaging Corp. and Platinum Equity invested in the sector

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

Platinum Equity Adds Fabric Maker ITG to Manufacturing Portfolio

The target's clothing brands include Burlington, Burlington Contract Fabrics, Carlisle Finishing, Cone Denim and Safety Components

Gridiron Closes Third PE Fund, Twice the Size of Previous Fund

Counsel On Call, Dent Wizard and Engage 2 Excel are portfolio companies of the firm

Wellspring Buys Tableware Maker Hoffmaster, Provides Exit for Metalmark

GP, Pacific Market and Taylor Precision have also made houseware deals

Orangewood Backs Fabricator George Industries, as Metal Deals Remain Robust

Other metal investments have come from Graycliff, Liberty Hall and LFM

Pritzker Brothers' Purchase of Packaging Maker ProAmpac Shows Family Offices are Picking Up Dealmaking

The Pritzkers are heirs to Hyatt Hotels and Marmon Holdings

Polaris Wheels in Transamerican, as Deals for Auto Parts Accelerate

Recent buyers include Crestview, Grakon and Watermill

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