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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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Retailers Need Analytics Now More Than Ever: M&A to the Rescue


Strategic buyers, like Wal-Mart, and private equity firms, like Blackstone, compete for coveted targets, including JDA Software, Mi9 Retail and ShopperTrak

Clearlake-Backed Syncsort Buys Data Integration Software Developer Trillium from Harte Hanks


CNI, That’s How We Roll and Vision Solutions were purchased by Clearlake

7 Sectors to Watch in 2017


Aircraft parts, packaging for consumer goods, construction materials and cybersecurity are some of the industries expected to see strong M&A activity

Oracle Buys Internet Tech Provider Dyn to Grow Cloud Computing Service


Dyn was recently the subject of a major cyberattack that affected websites including Amazon, Netflix and Twitter

GE Deepens Silicon Valley Push with Cloud Purchase


GE has recently merged with Baker Hughes and purchased Meridium

ViaSat Purchases In-Flight Entertainment Provider Arconics, Expands in Ireland


Hearst and ParkerGale also purchased aircraft tech companies

Samsung Buys Harman for Auto Tech Push


Other auto related deals have come from Crestview, Grakon and Watermill

Arlington Capital Launches Cybersecurity Tech Firm Polaris Alpha, Rolling Up 3 Acquisitions


The investment firm previously purchased iRobot and sold off MB Aerospace to Blackstone

Vantiv Buys the U.S. Business of Canadian Payment Processor Moneris


Dover, Heartland and Wex all made related deals

LifeLock Bids Due Soon, Said to be in Talks with TPG, Others


The identity-theft protection provider has reportedly hired Goldman Sachs to manage the sales process, as cybersecurity firms draw buyers

Photoshop Maker Adobe Buys Digital Advertising Network TubeMogul


HGGC, Kohlberg and Web.com have made related deals in digital marketing

Thycotic Acquires Security Analytics Developer to Focus on Faster Time to Attack Detection


Accenture, Vista Equity, Thoma Bravo and TPG are buyers underscoring confidence in cybersecurity deals

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

Tesla Adds Germany's Grohmann Engineering to Speed Up Production of Model 3


Roaring car sales have fueled M&A, with Crestview, Grakon, Take 5 Oil and Watermill among the buyers

Time Warner Merger Gives Rivals Chance to Lean on AT&T for Deals


Twitter recently purchased Magic Pony Technology as consumers want more live streamed content. The merger could lead to more deals for streaming technology

BC Partners, Medina, Form Cybersecurity Firm with Brainspace Purchase


Recent cybersecurity buyers include Accenture, Aon, and Symantec

Graycliff Reinforces Interest in Logistics Deals by Backing Home Electronics Installer


American Freight, Atlas Air, C.H. Robinson, Lineage Logistics, and NFI have also made logistics purchases

GTCR Buys Telecom Network Inteliquent to Merge with Mobile Carrier Onvoy


The firm sold Camp Systems and also purchased Optimal Blue and Lytx

Audax Buys Telecom Data Provider Mobileum, Amid Dealmakers Interest in Analytics


Blackstone, HGGC, SFW and StellaService all invested in the sector

CenturyLink Buys Level 3, Amid Increased Competition for Telecommunications Services


Accel-KKR and Genesys have also made deals in the sector

Qualcomm Buys NXP Semiconductors, Looks to Expand into Auto Electronics


Renesas plans to buy Interesil, as demand for automotive technology accelerates

Kohlberg Buys Majority Stake in Hollywood Research Analytics Firm MarketCast from RLJ and SSGA


MarketCast’s services include materials testing (trailers, TV spots, print ads), exit polls and focus groups

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