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Liberty Hall acquires J&M Machine; Snow Phipps-backed Teasdale adds Mesa Foods; Thoma Bravo buys Bomgar


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Liberty Hall Backs J&M Machines, as Aerospace Deals Soar

The PE firm recently invested in Bromford Industries and AIM Aerospace

Kion Gets Warehouse Robotics with Dematic Deal

Arlington Capital, Auris Surgical and Lincolin Electric have made acquisitions in the sector

BASF Joins Chemical Deal Rush, Buys Albemarle Unit

The purchase comes after Evonik agreed to buy Air Products’ chemicals division; Dow Chemical and Dupont have plans to merge

Westlake Chemical Wins Takeover Battle for Vinyl Maker Axiall

Dupont and Dow Chemical have agreed to merge and China National reached a deal for Syngenta

Turnspire Capital Buys United Plastics, Plans to Grow Target Through Deals

Other related purchases have from Arsenal and Maroon Group

Dover to Expand Fuel Pump Payment Services with Wayne Acquisition

Deal follows acquisitions of Fairbanks Environmental and Tokheim Group fueling businesses

PPG Adds MetoKote, as M&A in Coatings Business Heats Up

Deal follows announced acquisitions of additives companies by Evonik Industries and Maroon Group

Rugby Architectural Buys Lumber Producer, Leveraging Soaring New Home Sales

Backed by Leading Ridge Capital, Rugby picks up Albuquerque Hardwood Lumber

Short-Term Future Not So Bright for Manufacturing

Tightening credit, volatile energy prices, and uncertainty about the November elections, continue to hamper M&A expectations

Auto Supplier Grakon, Backed by IGP, Acquires Hamsar Diversco

Deal follows acquisitions from Rotunda Capital, Trivest Partners, Highland Partners and Roark Capital

Rotunda Capital-Backed Discount Ramps Buys Competitor

Compass Automotive, Eagle One and Driven Performance are other recent targets in the car industry

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

Maroon Group Grows Through M&A, Purchases U.S. Chemicals

The buyer previously acquired CNX Distribution and D.B. Becker

Wind Point and TPG-Backed Novolex Makes Another Add-On in Heritage Bag

Other packaging deals have come from Bemis, CCL Industries and Charter Nex

Z Capital Follows Up Restaurant Deal with Home Furnishings Maker Twin-Star International

The target owns a wide variety of brands, including fireplaces by Duraflame and home entertainment components by Bell’O

Lanxess Adds Chemours’ Oxone and Virkon S Pool Disinfectant Brands

Chemical makers prove attractive targets, with buyers including Advent, FMC and WL Ross

Advent Grows Agrochemical Portfolio with Viakem

FMC bought Cheminova, and Dow Chemical and DuPont plan to merge, as chemical makers consolidate

Saw Mill and Falcon Team with Former Jason Industries CEO David Westgate to Buy Manufacturers

Saw Mill is investing from its newly raised fund, Saw Mill Capital Partners II, LP, while Falcon is investing from Falcon Strategic Partners V, LP.

Bemis Expands Health Care Division with SteriPack’s Packaging Assets

Other recent similar acquisitions include Checkpoint Systems, Inmark Packaging and Optimum Plastics

The Weekly Wrap: Annaly, ICP, Stryker

Annaly acquires Hatteras; Audax-backed ICP adds Fomo; Stryker picks up SafeWire assets

Audax-Backed ICP Adds Handi-Flow Maker Fomo, as Adhesive M&A Piles Up

Other similar purchases include Integra and Quadrant’s spray foam division

Audax-Backed Winchester Makes Another Add-On in SRI Connector Gage

Audax won Private Equity Firm of the Year and recently closed its 500th deal

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