Middle-Market M&A Bounced Back in October
Sensata’s $1B purchase of Schrader International, which makes tire-pressure monitors, from Madison Dearborn was the biggest middle-market deal to close in October

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Golub Grows Tech Lending Unit
A burst of growth from technology companies is behind the decision to expand the late-stage-lending unit, says Golub’s Andy Steuerman


GPs Co-Invest with Limited Partners
Financial sponsors call on limited partners to help round out equity commitments, says Christina Carroll of Stout Risius Ross

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Turnaround Tuesday: Struggling Video Eyewear Maker Vuzix Considers Licensing IP, More Debt

The company's accountant raised doubts about its ability to continue without liquidating because of losses and a $37.8M deficit

Apax Joins Bain to Bid $8.8B for Oi Portugal Assets

The offer starts a bidding war billionaire Patrick Drahi’s Altice SA

Turnaround Tuesday: Struggling Salon Media Looks to Raise Capital

The media company's accountant raised doubts about Salon's ability to stay in business because of recurring losses

Carlyle Leads $700M Acquisition of Dealogic

The asset manager co-invested with former Capital IQ CEO Randall Winn and Euromoney Institutional Investor

Riverside Adds LeaseHawk to Grace Hill

The companies both provide training services to real estate professionals

John Malone Gained Double Tax Break in Shifting Liberty Global’s Address from Colorado to London

Malone escaped about $200M in personal taxes, and Liberty’s U.S. shareholders together likely saved more than $1B

Finance Finesse:
Golub Grows Tech Lending Unit

A burst of growth from technology companies is behind the decision to expand the late-stage-lending unit, says Golub’s Andy Steuerman

NeoPhotonics Spends $17.5M on Emcore Assets

After selling assets to Suncore and Sumitomo, the semi-conductor maker expects the latest deal to help generate cash flow

Redfin Snatches Up Walk Score in Online Contest for Local Expertise

The deal comes amid consolidation in the online real estate space, with recent acquisitions from News Corp. and Realogy

TPG Gains Control of Talent Agency CAA With New Funding

The PE firm is stepping up its investment at a time when technology is changing the entertainment business, giving artists represented by CAA new outlets, from Netflix to YouTube

Amazon Scored September’s Biggest Middle-Market Deal

The e-commerce company paid $970 million for Twitch Interactive, an online community of video gamers

In Latest Health Care Tech Deal, LabCorp Pays $85M for LipoScience

Deals for health care-related technology companies, including recent targets Medical Payment Exchange and MDDatacor, have been frequent as providers look to pare down costs

Riverside Adds to Health Care Tech M&A with Medical Payment Exchange Investment

The deal follows the PE firm's backing of Protexer, Tate's Bake Shop and Uinta Brewing

Elray Adds Online Gaming with Golden Galaxy

The buyer is taking a 25 percent stake, but may increase its position depending on profit milestones

The Weekly Wrap: Audax, Ridgemont Equity, RLJ Lodging

Audax Group picks up Chase Industries; Ridgemont Equity acquires Cook & Boardman; RLJ Lodging picks up DoubleTree Grand Key Resort

SAP to Acquire Concur for $7.4 Billion in Cloud-Sales Boost

SAP chief Bill McDermott races to add revenue from enterprise software delivered over the Internet as growth of traditional tools has stalled

Casino Owners Eldorado Resorts and MTR Gaming Merge

The combined company owns casinos in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Nevada and Louisiana

Hormel's Purchase of Muscle Milk Maker Was Among August's Notable Deals

The middle market closed 168 deals in August, fewer than in July

Plugging into Software

Technology companies are attracting more interest from private equity firms as software-sharing becomes more commonplace

Neiman Marcus Buys Mytheresa.com

The deal allows the retailer to expand in Europe, the Middle East and Asia

Comark Adds Automation Group Nematron

The buyer is backed by PE firm JMC Capital

Ronald Perelman’s Scientific Games Buys Bally Technologies as Gaming Equipment Industry Consolidates

In 2013, Bally bought SHFL Entertainment for $1.3B, and Scientific Games purchased WMS Industries for about $1.5B

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