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Bain Capital Credit Launches BDC to Make Direct Loans to Middle-Market Companies
Other PE firms that have formed BDCs include: Apollo, Carlyle, KKR and TPG


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


MTS Health’s Fourth Fund Underscores Optimism About Healthcare M&A
CVS, Frazier Healthcare and Kroger have also recently made acquisitions

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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

Manufacturing M&A Expected to Grow, Driven by Medical Device Makers & Others

In Mergers & Acquisitions’ monthly survey, dealmakers say they expect "a more friendly regulatory environment" after the presidential election concludes, no matter who wins

Frank’s Buys Blackhawk Group, Maker of Oil-Well Tools, From Bain Capital PE

Recent oil and natural gas dealmakers include Carlyle, PDC Energy and H-D

One Rock Capital Buys North Pacific Paper, as Weyerhaeuser Sheds Non-Core Assets to Focus on Lumber

Weyerhaeuser recently bought Plum Creek Timber and announced sales of cellulose fibers businesses to International Paper and Nippon Paper

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

Linden Capital Buys Packager Merical, as Consumers Buy More Nutritional Supplements

Recent packaging buyers include Berry Plastics, Novolex and Platinum Equity

Arsenal-Backed PSG Grows Chemical Additives Unit with Tire Adhesive Maker

Arsenal has made other coating sector deals including: Burtin Polymer, Premium Spray and IPS Polymer

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

Pregis Wraps Up U.K. Packager Easypack Purchase, Expands Global Presence

The transaction follows deals by Bemis, Packaging Corp. and Quad-C

Golden Gate Capital Acquires Aircraft Equipment Maker Tronair

The deal follows recent purchases of aerospace suppliers by Liberty Hall, Platte River, and AEI

Graycliff Backs Sheet Metal Maker, as Demand for Industrial Parts Increases

Liberty Hall, LFM Capital and May River have previously made deals in the sector

Meridian Backs PowderCoat, Plans Substantial Growth in the Sector

Axalta, Audax and Sorenson Capital recently made similar purchases

ABC Supply Purchases Steel Frame Distributor L&W, as New Home Sales Rise

Other recent construction deals have come from Apollo, Hardwoods Distribution and Hennessy Capital

Berry Plastics Acquires Rival AEP, as Packaging M&A Holds Strong

Packaging Corp., Platinum Equity and Wind Point have also made acquisitions in the sector

Platinum Equity Buys Broadway Industrial Parts Assets to Expand Globally

Platinum recently made deals for Emerson Electric’s network power division as well as Electro Rent and JM Swank

Sorenson Backs Adhesives Manufacturer Axiom, as Coatings Deals Remain Robust

Other recent similar purchases include Fomo Products, Geeraets and MetoKote

May River Invests in Machine Parts Maker Meca, Grows Manufacturing Portfolio

Similar deals have come from Liberty Hall, Riverside and Watermill

Wind Point, Ontario Teachers Buy Aurora Plastics

Sabert, Prism Plastics and Maroon Group have also been recent acquirers in plastics M&A

Watermill Acquires Experi-Metal, Parts Maker for Auto Manufacturers

Deal follows recent purchases of automaker suppliers by Grakon, Altus Capital and LKQ

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