Pickup in M&A Predicted by Dealmakers, Following Republican Sweep
Audax Group's Geoffrey Rehnert and Avante's Jeri Harman were among the dealmakers we interviewed at the 2016 ACG LA Business Conference


Index of M&A Activity: October Composite at 55.4
Leads for new deals hit a 2016 high, indicating that potential M&A pipelines are full and hurdles from a slow first half have been cleared

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ParkerGale Closes $240M Debut Fund, Building Portfolio of Lower Middle-Market Tech Companies
The Software-as-a-Service model, with recurring revenues, is attractive to private equity, says ParkerGale co-founder Kristina Heinze, who spoke at Mergers & Acquisitions’ MM360 conference

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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

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

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

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

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