Due Diligence

Cybersecurity Must Be Part of the M&A Process, says Eric Feldman, CIO of the Riverside Co.
The Yahoo data breach, coming in the midst of Verizon’s acquiring the struggling Internet company, provides a moment of reflection on cybersecurity


The Weekly Wrap: Bravo Sports, Pritzker Brothers, US Foods
Bravo Sports buys Nutcase; Pritzker Brothers acquire ProAmpac; US Foods purchases Save on Seafood

Private Equity

PE Firms Fundraising: Apollo Accord, Welkin Captial and Others
Summit Investors is also raising a fund

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Fund of Funds, Lender

ESOP, Recapitalization

Agriculture, Natural Resources

New York, Hong Kong

Northeast US, Asia/Pacific

United States, Canada


Influential Women

Mergers & Acquisitions’ special report celebrates 25 leading female transaction professionals, including Jeri Harman, founder of Avante Mezzanine Partners

Mid-Market Awards

Mergers & Acquisitions Names Winners of the 9th Annual M&A Mid-Market Awards

Real Estate

Vail Purchases Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort, Expands in Canada

The deal gives the two companies higher growth opportunities, as global climate change has been impacting ski season

Tom Barrack’s Colony Capital to Combine with Two NorthStar Firms

NorthStar Realty Finance, NorthStar Asset Management will combine with Colony and will be called Colony NorthStar

Sam Nazarian’s SBE Buys Royalton Owner Morgans Hotel Group

Ron Burkle’s Yucaipa will own a stake in SBE after the deal closes

Anbang Abruptly Pulls Starwood Offer, Clearing Marriott Path

Anbang, which recently purchased the Waldorf Astoria, made an unsolicited bid for Starwood earlier in 2016

Hudson’s Bay Restructures HBS Global by Selling Another Stake

The Saks and Lord & Taylor owner recently agreed to buy Gilt Groupe

Starwood Receives Bid from China’s Anbang, After Agreeing to a Deal with Marriott

Anbang recently purchased the Waldorf Astoria, which competes with Starwood's St. Regis

3 Companies For Sale

Management consulting firm AssetMark and storage device maker Barracuda Networks are reported to be seeking buyers

4 Companies For Sale

See which companies hit the auction block this week, including assets from Verizon and Johnson & Johnson

Acadia, Led by Joey Jacobs, Adds MMO Behavioral

Crossroads Holding, Foundations Recovery and Reliant Hospital have also been received buyer interest

1 Company For Sale

See which Lightyear Capital asset hit the auction block this week

Saks, Lord & Taylor Owner Sheds Real Estate Assets in Challenging Retail Climate

Hudson's Bay is one of many, including American Apparel and Sears, to change up property holdings as e-commerce alters the retail industry

Marriott Beats Bidders to Win Starwood

The deal is the largest in the hotel industry since Blackstone bought Hilton in 2007

Portfolio Advisors Closes Real Estate Fund-of-Funds

Comvest Partners and Apollo Aviation have also closed funds recently

American Apparel's Bankruptcy Underscores Challenges for Retailers

A close look at the turnarounds of Abercrombie, American Apparel, American Eagle, Sears and Wet Seal, plus the opportunities retail troubles give middle-market dealmakers

The Weekly Wrap: Blackstone, Bunge, Gannett

Blackstone buys BioMed; Bunge adds Whole Harvest; Gannett purchases Journal Media Group

Compassus Adds Sentinel-Backed Hospice Advantage, as Health Care Real Estate Heats Up

The purchase follows other health care real estate deals such as Blackstone’s purchase of BioMed Realty and Reliant Hospital Partners by HealthSouth

Blackstone to Buy BioMed Realty Trust

The PE firm is making a push in the health care real estate market, as demand for biotech lab space rises

RadioShack's Loss was GameStop's Gain

As retailers including American Apparel close shops, opportunities open up for dealmakers

Medical REIT Takes Home GTCR's Capella Healthcare

For GTCR, the exit follows planned divestitures of AssuredPartners and Cord Blood

Standard Pacific, Ryland to Merge, as U.S. Housing Recovery Persists

The deal gives the companies greater geographic and product diversification as the U.S. housing market bounces back

GI Partners Acquires PE-Backed Real Estate Software Biz

The deal marks an exit for Vista Equity, which added Cougar Software, VaultWare, Bostonpost Technology and Workspeed Management to MRI under its ownership

The Weekly Wrap: Gravity4; XPO Logistics; Google

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

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