People Moves of the Week:

Cook M&A, Houlihan Lokey, Piper Jaffray
Cook M&A names Michael Olson vice president; Houlihan Lokey hires transaction advisory head; Piper Jaffray acquires energy investment bank

Private Equity

The Rise of the Operating Partner
Baird Capital’s Roberto Ferranti, Riverside’s Jeff Goodman, Excellere’s John Lanier, Northstar Aerospace’s David McConnaughey and Graham’s Dan Soroka (pictured) help portfolio companies improve processes and trim costs

Emerging Markets

As China’s Economy Falters, Southeast Asia Attracts Dealmakers
Inexpensive manufacturing and increased consumerism make Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam appealing to private equity firms and strategic buyers from all over the world

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Construction Deals Continue to Build up with PGT's WinDoor Purchase

Recent acquisitions include Gypsum Technologies, Murray Supply and USA Wood Door

Following Pexco Deal, TransDigm Adds Breeze-Eastern

In another recent aerospace acquisition, Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway agreed to buy Precision Castparts

As Aircraft Industry Updates Planes, Parts Makers Bring in Buyers

Interest in the sector has come from Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway, as well as Heico

Turnaround Tuesday: Verso Paper Warns of Potential Bankruptcy, Hires Restructuring Advisers

To gain scale during the switch from print to digital, the paper company acquired NewPage in January

Fresh From IPO, Milacron Adds CanGen

The target is the parent company of Canterbury Engineering and Genca

Audax Buys Justrite, Maker of Storage Containers for Hazardous Liquids, from Baird Capital

The buyer recently closed its 500th deal with the purchase of Advanced Dermatology

New Flyer Hits the Gas on PE-Backed Motor Coach Deal

KPS Capital bought the target, which makes bus lines for tours and travel between cities, during a 2010 restructure

On the Heels of Acquiring Timken Alcor, Kaman Buys Avedon’s GRW Bearing

Recent similar deals include the acquisitions of Azmark Aerosystems, BellowsTech and Servometer

Genstar’s MW Industries Continues Buying Spree in Metal Manufacturing with Two Deals

After recently purchasing Helical and Maudlin & Son, MW is adding Servometer and BellowsTech

Shipston Adds Monomoy-backed Compass Automotive, as the Auto Sector Drives Deals

The purchase follows the recent acquisitions of Driven Performance Brands, Henniges Automotive and Wolverine Automotive

Nautic Procures Aerostar, Leveraging Rising Demand for Airplane Parts

Recently, Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway bought Precision Castparts, and Blackstone picked up MB Aerospace

Blackstone Buys Arlington-Backed Engine Parts Manufacturer MB Aerospace

PE-backed Imaginetics bought Azmark, Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway acquired Precision Castparts and Kaman purchased Timken Alcor

As Airplane Fleets Age, Centerfield and Kidd -Backed Imaginetics Buys Azmark Aerosystems

The purchase of the parts maker, which works with clients such as Boeing, Honeywell and Raytheon, follows Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway's deal for Precision Castparts

Behrman Capital’s CMI Bottles Up Hillside Plastics, Following Sale of Selig Sealing

Earlier in 2015, B+ Equipment, Centor US Holding and Liqui-Box Holdings were acquired

Growth in Manufacturing M&A Will Slow Down, Dealmakers Predict

Investcorp and Olympus Partners have closed manufacturing deals recently

SWM Brings in Coatings Biz Argotec, While Moving Away from Tobacco Products

The buyer's recent steps to diversify include the purchase of plastic filtration business DelStar

Platte River Hoists Deal With Huskie Tools

The investment follows up the PE firm’s purchase of Profile Products Earlier in 2015

Sentinel Adds Auto Parts, as Sector Races to Consolidate

The PE firm invests in Driven Performance Brands, the owner of B&M Racing and Performance and Flowmaster brands

On a Buying Spree, JBT Picks up A&B

The industrial manufacturer is paying $102M for A&B Process Systems, following JBT’s deal for Stork Food

Westport and Fuel Systems Merge in Alt Energy Deal

Hurting from lower oil prices and increased competition, Fuel Systems had been restructuring

ITT Tests Brakes with Wolverine Advanced Materials

The metals distributor is buying the brakes part maker for $300 million, in another automotive deal

Turnaround Tuesday: General Steel to Restructure as Price Declines Hurt Bottom Line

The Chinese company faces an uncertain future, and says it will restructure “low-efficient, non-core assets”

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