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AIG, Pimco, Golub Capital
AIG places exec in charge of M&A; Pimco exec steps down; Golub Capital hires Chip Cushman from GE Capital


Early-Stage Deal Flow Rose in April for Third Month in a Row
While dealmakers remain optimistic, some signs indicate the rate of M&A expansion may be slowing

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GE Capital Sponsor Finance Buyer Expected to be Unregulated Group, Source Says
Potential bidders for the unit include Apollo, Ares, Blackstone, KKR, Mitsubishi UFJ and SunTrust

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Elbit Expands Cybersecurity Business With $158M Purchase

After the recent hacks on Sony Pictures Entertainment and JPMorgan Chase, Nice Systems and other cybersecurity providers continue to be a hot target for buyers

Teradyne Picks Up Danish-Backed Robotics Business, As Innovation in Automation Advances

The purchase follows a similar acquisition from Sealed Air, the owner of Bubble Wrap

The Weekly Wrap: Gravity4; XPO Logistics; Google

Gravity4 buys Rocket Fuel; XPO Logistics takes over Bridge Terminal Transport; Google acquires Timeful

Abbott’s Mylan Billions Open Door for Bigger Purchases

As Abbott pursues Perrigo and fends off Teva Pharmaceutical, expect to see the drugmaker tap its bankroll for acquisitions, both big and small

American Securities Grabs Arsenal-Backed Royal Adhesives

Under Arsenal's ownership, the target acquired Chemical Innovations, Advanced Polymers and many other businesses

The Weekly Wrap: NetSuite, Groupon, SkinnyPop Popcorn

NetSuite buys Bronto Software; Groupon sells Ticket Monster; SkinnyPop Popcorn acquires Paqui

The Weekly Wrap: Gulfport Energy, Builders FirstSource, Eclipse Aerospace

Gulfport Energy buys Paloma Partners; Builders FirstSource acquires ProBuild Holdings; Eclipse Aerospace merges with Kestrel Aircraft

Following March Acquisition, Genstar Capital Invests in Boyd

The firm recently invested in Mercer Advisors and Tri-Delta Plastics

Turnaround Tuesday: Explosive-Detection Tech Business Implant Sciences Extends Time to Pay Debt

The company is expecting money to come in from its largest-ever order, and the maturity delay allows it to collect those funds

Bain-Backed Apex Expands in China's Auto Market

As car sales continue, Palladium Equity and Lindsay Goldberg have also invested in auto-parts businesses

Amid Airline Scrutiny, RBC Bearings Pays $500M for Dover Unit

As aircrafts age and scrutiny of the industry intensifies in the wake of high-profile plane crashes, companies that makes airplane parts are likely to be increasingly attractive purchases

Tonka Bay Equity Adds Seaway Plastics

Alcoa and MW Industries have also acquired parts-manufacturing businesses recently

Bertram Recaps Clarus Glassboards, Takes Majority Stake

Bertram-backed Maxcess International made an acquisition in December

Adobe Completed $800M Purchase of Photo Service Fotolia in Otherwise Slow January

Despite the lull, dealmakers remain bullish in forecasts for 2015

Rockwell Collins Scouting for More Deals After Arinc Buy Bolsters Sales

The aerospace company is looking to expand its connected airplane portfolio with data product providers

Top 2014 Mid-Market Deals by Industry

Oil & gas, professional services, banks and software are among the top five sectors for M&A

Sensata's Acquiring of Madison Dearborn-Backed Schrader Tops List of Mid-Market Deals in 2014

A list of selected middle-market M&A deals completed in 2014

Ardian-Backed Trescal Expands U.S. Footprint with Calibration Buy

The measuring equipment and services group acquired two other businesses in July

Riverside Buys One, Sells Another

The acquisition of Intelifuse is the sixth add-on for H-D Advanced, which is also backed by Hicks Equity and Weinberg Capital

Palladium Equity Partners Drives Away With Raben Holdings

The target is just one of several auto parts companies, including Dealer Tire and Sage Automotive, that have been sold recently

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

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