BET Founder Robert L. Johnson Launches I-Bank
The founder of Black Entertainment Television also owns numerous businesses, including a prolific PE Firm


Brexit Vote Adds More Uncertainty to Cross-Border M&A
Britain’s vote to exit the EU may fan the flames that have already singed the middle market in this U.S. presidential election year


PE Firms Fundraising: CMC Capital,Watermill and Others
Grey Rock Energy is also raising a fund

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Genstar-Backed Infinite RF Acquires L-Com, Parts Maker for Communications

The PE firm recently purchased Infinite RF and Accruent; sold Netsmart Technologies

Oracle Buys NetSuite, as Demand for Cloud-Based Software Rises

Other recent cloud buyers include: Bregal Sagemount, Salesforce and Thoma Bravo

Omers and Harvest Invest in Legal Software Company Epiq

Roper and Thoma Bravo have also purchased similar technology developers

AEI-Backed Belcan Buys Intercom, Adds Cybersecurity Services

Demand for security firms rises, fueling recent purchases of Allied Infosecurity, Imprivata and iSight

Analog Devices Acquires Linear Technology, Amid Chip Consolidation

Microsemi bought PMC-Sierra and Mellanox purchased EZChip

ETrade Buys OptionsHouse to Expand into Derivatives Online Trading

Other financial technology purchases have come from Bregal Sagemount, Deluxe and FactSet

Verizon Acquires Yahoo’s Web Assets, Ends The Target’s Strategic Review Process

Yahoo, led by Marissa Mayer, put its core business up for sale earlier in 2016

Deltek Buttresses Its Architecture, Engineering and Construction Software Business with Union Square

Deltek backer Thomas Bravo’s latest software acquisitions include Imprivata, Bomgar, Elemica and Qlik Technologies

Processing Payments, Fueling Deals

Dover, Wex and FleetCor have made recent deals in the payments technology sector

Demand Rises for Video Streamers, as Consumers Watch More Sports on Mobile Devices

AT&T, Twitter and Yahoo have previously purchased video software companies

Hasbro Buys Irish Animation Studio Boulder Media, Producer of Disney’s Wander Over Yander

Other recent media content acquirers have included Gannett, Silver Lake, KKR and Michael Dell

Snow Phipps Acquires Winchester Electronics From Audax; Plans More Expansion

Previous add-ons by Winchester, maker of connectors for data and power wires, included SRI Connector Gage

Delta Risk Cybersecurity Services Acquires Allied InfoSecurity, With Plans to Expand

The PE arm of ex-Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff's Chertoff Group owns a majority stake in Delta Risk

Infineon to Buy Cree’s Wolfspeed to Expand in Cars and Phones

Cree recently called off an IPO for Wolfspeed and decided to consider selling the division instead

Bregal Sagemount Invests in ASI, Provider of Software to Nonprofits

The PE firm has also invested in Discovery Data, Meridian-IQ and Internet Truckstop Group

Thoma Bravo Backs Health Care Cybersecurity Provider

Thoma Bravo recently picked up Bomgar, Elemica and Qlik

Wang Jianlin’s AMC Purchases Movie Theater Operator Odeon

AMC recently announced plans to acquire Carmike Cinemas

Group Led By KKR, Silver Lake and Michael Dell’s Investment Firm Acquire Martials Arts League UFC

Ronda Rousey and Conor McGregor are among UFC’s notable fighters

Mediaocean Acquires Ad Software Provider Invision, as Interest in Digital Services Rises

Vista Equity-backed Mediaocean previously bought BCC AdSystems and ColSpace

Patrick Dolan Acquires Majority Stake in Newsday From Altice

Altice purchased Cablevision and Suddenlink in 2015

WPP Buys French Consumer Data Provider in Post-Brexit EU Push

Similar deals have come from HGGC, Summit Partners and Tyco

CVC-Backed Avast Acquires AVG, Expands Security Software Services

Recent cybersecurity deals have come from Accenture, FireEye and Thoma Bravo

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