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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

Dealmaking

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

Private Equity

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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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

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

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

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