Private Equity Firms Double Down on Technology Deals
Tech-focused firms, like Thoma Bravo, HGGC and ParkerGale, are raising funds, and generalists like the Riverside Co. are boosting investment in the sector


Renesas, Samsung, Verizon chase auto tech makers
Intersil, Fleetmatics and Harman are some recent targets in the sector


Huron Closes New Fund in 3 Months, Riding PE Fundraising Wave
The Detroit PE firm focuses on lower middle-market companies, like colorful sock maker Sabg

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Influential Women

The second edition of Mergers & Acquisitions’ special report celebrates 35 leading female transaction professionals, including Kristina Heinze, co-founder of ParkerGale

Mid-Market Awards

Who should win Mergers & Acquisitions’ 10th Annual M&A Mid-Market Awards for 2016?

Real Estate

CyrusOne buys two properties from Sentinel, strengthening M&A for data centers

Equinix, Fusion, GI Partners, TierPoint and Verizon all made deals involving data centers

Carmel Closes Sixth Real Estate Fund, Investing in Apartment Buildings

Jaguar Growth raised its debut real estate fund recently, as private equity firms enjoy a favorable fundraising climate

SunBridge Backs Commercial Property Investment Firm PSC; Real Estate M&A Picks Up

Abbell Associates, Apple Self Storage and Athena Real Estate all received investments from PSC

IOP Acquires Roof Maker Union Corrugating, as Construction M&A Picks Up

In 2016, the operations-focused PE firm acquired Alexandria Moulding from the same fund

Jaguar Closes First Real Estate Fund, as PE Firms Continue Raising

Aliansce, LatAm Logistic and Tenda have all received capital commitments from the fund

GI Partners Acquires Seattle’s Komo Plaza, as Data Centers Fuel M&A

Equinix, Fusion, TierPoint and Verizon all made deals involving data centers

Amber McGraw Walsh

Sphere of Influence: As head of the healthcare practice at McGuireWoods, she advises on a wide range of deals in the sector, including physician-owned hospitals

Mercedes Kerr

Sphere of Influence: Manages business relationships to help the company expand its healthcare real estate portfolio

Blue Wolf Buys Tenon’s North American Mill Business, as Construction M&A Grows

ABC, Meridian General, Southwire and United Subcontractors recently purchased construction companies

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

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