People Moves of the Week:

Cook M&A, Houlihan Lokey, Piper Jaffray
Cook M&A names Michael Olson vice president; Houlihan Lokey hires transaction advisory head; Piper Jaffray acquires energy investment bank

Private Equity

The Rise of the Operating Partner
Baird Capital’s Roberto Ferranti, Riverside’s Jeff Goodman, Excellere’s John Lanier, Northstar Aerospace’s David McConnaughey and Graham’s Dan Soroka (pictured) help portfolio companies improve processes and trim costs

Emerging Markets

As China’s Economy Falters, Southeast Asia Attracts Dealmakers
Inexpensive manufacturing and increased consumerism make Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam appealing to private equity firms and strategic buyers from all over the world

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Tech, Media & Telecom

Health Care Software Consolidates Further with CPSI Purchase of Francisco Partners’ Healthland

Recent similar deals include the purchases of IVantage Health Analytics and MedeAnalytics

Video to Drive Deals, As Consumers Migrate to Mobile

Amazon's Elemental Technologies purchase is just one deal fueled by interest in mobile video

Cloud-Computing will Keep the Deals Coming

Amazon, Cisco and Francisco Partners have made recent acquisitions in the sector

GTCR-Backed Zayo Picks Up Fiber Network Provider Allstream

The PE firm recently invested in Transaction Data and exited Capella Healthcare

Robots Prove Attractive M&A Targets

Recent deals have come from Sealed Air, Omron and Teradyne

Tech-Focused PE Firm ParkerGale Closes Debut Deal

ParkerGale’s purchase of Aircraft Technical Publishers brings together two trends: renewed interest in air travel and in tech M&A

Dealmakers will be Drawn to Robot & Drone Makers

As Amazon and Wal-Mart experiment with drones, Bubble Wrap owner Sealed Air, Omron, Teradyne and Omnicell have made robot deals

More PE Firms Will Turn to Tech

New firms join Thoma Bravo, Francisco Partners, GTCR, HGGC and Silver Lake Partners in technology interest

Medtronic Continues Acquisition Spree with Aircraft Medical Purchase

The buyer is purchasing the McGrath owner on the heels of adding Twelve and RF Surgical

Hacking Drives Cybersecurity Deals

An uptick in cyberattacks has dealmakers, including Chertoff’s David Leach, turning to security software

Conmed Adds Airseal Medical Device Maker SurgiQuest

The target has raised venture capital from CMEA Capital, California Technology Ventures, Fletcher Spaght, Wiest International, Aphelion, River Cities and Mosaix

The Weekly Wrap: Fossil, Kroger, Apollo

Fossil buys Misfit; Kroger adds Roundy's; Apollo purchases RegionalCare

In Wake of Apple iWatch, Skagen Owner Fossil Snags Misfit

The Shine brand developer raised venture capital funding from GGV Capital, Horizons Ventures, Founders Fund, Xiaomi, JD.Com, Norwest and Khosla

3 Companies for Sale

See which companies hit the auction block this week, including Clear Channel's billboard business and assets from Thomson Reuters

Blackstone to Invest $820M in ATM-Maker NCR After Failed Acquisition Attempt

Blackstone and Carlyle both expressed LBO interest in NCR, but negotiations collapsed because of price issues, sources said

Investor Communications Company Broadridge Picks up QED Financial

Broadridge, led by Richard Daly, is making the move following similar deals for Roler Data, SunGard Data and Carlyle-backed Primatics Financial

Ridgemont Closes 2nd Fund to Focus on Health Care, Energy and TMT

The firm recently picked up Unishippers Global Logistics, and is invested in Allied 100, and Jam Distributing

Rizvi Traverse to Take RealD Private, a Year After The 3D Movie Technology Maker Received Another Buyout Offer

The private equity firm's portfolio includes Playboy, Twitter and Elon Musk's SpaceX

Chartis Grows Health Care Analytics with IVantage Acquisition

Thoma Bravo and Premier have also made health care tech acquisitions, as care providers face pressure from the ACA

To Fend Off Airbnb Competition, Expedia to Acquire HomeAway

Mid-market travel deals have come from TA Associates, Sabre Corp. and Thoma Bravo

Omnicell Buys Maker of Drug-Dispensing Robots from Francisco Partners

The purchase of Aesynt follows acquisitions of robot manufacturers Adept Technology and Universal Robots

Wiley Adds CFA Test-Prep Service AnalystSuccess.com

The deal comes as the publisher focuses more on professional-training acquisitions, including CrossKnowledge

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