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Healthy Appetite for Private Equity

“We went from a crash diet to resumption of a pretty healthy appetite for private equity,” says Terrence Mullen of Arsenal Capital Partners in this video with Mergers & Acquisitions contributing editor Danielle Fugazy. Today’s fundraising climate is “both competitive and discriminating.” For more on fundraising, see the May cover story, " Capital Commitments: 5 Winning Fundraising Strategies," and for news of the firm’s latest transaction, read " Profiled PE Firm Arsenal Makes a Deal."
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    Barbara Bradley Baekgaard, founder of Vera Bradley (Nasdaq: VRA), is the latest in a series of entrepreneurs highlighted at ACG New York Women of Leadership events. Photo credit: Robert Blumenfeld

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    GTCR, Hormel, the Riverside Co-CEOs and Others Win M&A Mid-Market Awards
    Amid a slow and challenging year for dealmaking, the winners of Mergers & Acquisitions’ 7th Annual M&A Mid-Market Awards outpaced the competition to grow, innovate and lead the middle market

    Dealmakers

    The Buyside:
    Disney, Warner Bros. Seek Next-Gen YouTubes

    Traditional Hollywood studios such as Disney and Warner Bros. are seeking next-generation YouTube content providers

    The Buyside

    Activist Investors Dig Into Mid Market
    Spurred on by the high-profile success of Carl Icahn and others, a growing crop of firms is looking further downstream

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    Northeast US, Asia/Pacific

    United States, Canada

     

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    4 Companies for Sale


    See which companies have recently hit the auction block, including Bluestem Brands and Radisson Hotel Corning

    The Weekly Wrap: Dell, Sentinel Capital, Walt Disney


    Dell picks up StatSoft; Sentinel Captal buys Newks; Walt Disney acquires Maker Studios

    The Weekly Wrap: KRG Capital, Thoma Bravo, Vestar


    KRG Capital acquires ICCNexergy; Thoma Bravo buys TravelClick; Vestar Capital adds Institutional Shareholder Services

    The Weekly Wrap: Carlyle, HGGC, Lockheed Martin


    Carlyle adds Eci Software; HGGC acquires Serena; Lockheed Martin buys Industrial Defender

    Caesars Continues Asset Shuffle


    The sale of Bally’s Las Vegas and other assets are the first in a series of steps to address Caesars' debt

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    Articles

    Top Mid-Market Deals Completed in 2013 by Industry


    In transactions worth $1 billion or less, the most active sub-sectors in 2013 were real estate; business services; oil and gas; prepackaged software; and hotels and casinos

    Q3: Middle-Market M&A Turns Down a Notch


    While a global tally shows a slight uptick, U.S. deals below $1 billion still lag

    4. Health Care REIT


    Under the guidance of executive VP Scott Brinker, HCN took note of the deal opportunities arising from an aging populace

    Q2 2013:
    Deal Flow Still Slow, but Hope Springs Eternal


    Transaction closes are still taking a pause from the frenzied fourth quarter, but dealmakers say they’re starting to see an uptick

    M&A Completions by Industry - 2012


    Forty-two was the maximum number of deals for one particular sector. Find out which industry came in last with just one deal

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