People Moves of the Week

AIG, Pimco, Golub Capital
AIG places exec in charge of M&A; Pimco exec steps down; Golub Capital hires Chip Cushman from GE Capital


Early-Stage Deal Flow Rose in April for Third Month in a Row
While dealmakers remain optimistic, some signs indicate the rate of M&A expansion may be slowing

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GE Capital Sponsor Finance Buyer Expected to be Unregulated Group, Source Says
Potential bidders for the unit include Apollo, Ares, Blackstone, KKR, Mitsubishi UFJ and SunTrust

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Tech, Media & Telecom

Charter Agrees to Buy Time Warner Cable, Beating Last-Minute Competition from French Billionaire Patrick Drahi

Charter got another shot at buying Time Warner when regulatory scrutiny caused a deal with Comcast to fall apart

Thomson Reuters to Sell Competitive Intelligence Unit to Broadridge

The deal was announced on the heels of Broadridge's acquisition of Direxxis

Apollo Enters Home Security Market, Merging PE-Backed Protection 1 and ASG Security

Protection 1 and ASG Security are backed by GTCR and Parthenon Capital, respectively

Xerox Buys Healthy Communities Institute, Expands in Health Care Tech

The company picked up a health care and drug e-learning provider, LearnSomething, in 2013

Sabre Expands in Asia-Pacific with Travel Service Buy

Lindblad Expeditions, PrimeSport and TravelClick have also been subjects of travel-related deals

The Weekly Wrap: Gravity4; XPO Logistics; Google

Gravity4 buys Rocket Fuel; XPO Logistics takes over Bridge Terminal Transport; Google acquires Timeful

DWF Inks Add-On Deal for IT Security Provider Triple-i

Keyw Holding, Bain Capital and Belden have also recently bulked up security offerings through acquisitions

OmniVision Agrees to $1.7 Billion Sale to China’s Hua Capital

Chinese buyers are using takeovers, such as the purchase of Spreadtrum Communications, to gain chip capabilities and connect smartphones to cellular networks

Following Fund Close, TPG Growth Leads Investment in Data Storage Provider Infinidat

TPG Growth is also invested in Angie's BoomChickaPop snacks and Beautycounter

Tech Investor Catalyst Closes New Fund

The firm, which backs the Reputation Institute and Conductor, will invest between $10M-60M in companies

Cap Gemini to Buy Igate to Challenge Accenture

The deal gives the buyer more U.S. customers for its IT consulting business

Procera Networks Goes Private in Francisco Partners Transaction

The PE firm has a history of cross-border dealmaking, and plans to invest in U.S., European and Israeli companies through a $2.9B fund closed in February

Raytheon Teams with Vista Equity Partners to Form Cybersecurity Company as Threats Rise

The deal calls for Raytheon to acquire Websense from the PE firm

IBM Expands Health Care Data Segment with Explorys

On the heels of buying Phytel and AlchemyAPI, IBM completes another software deal

Health Care Tech Providers Medytox and CollabRx to Merge

KPMG and Digirad have also made health-care technology buys recently

With New Fund, Thoma Bravo Will Bid on Bigger Software Deals

The firm won Deal of the Year for its 2014 purchase of TravelClick. Pictured: Orlando Bravo, managing partner

Bubble Wrap Owner Expands Robot Unit with Intellibot

Sealed Air sold its medical packaging unit to PE firm Mason Wells in 2013

Turnaround Tuesday: Explosive-Detection Tech Business Implant Sciences Extends Time to Pay Debt

The company is expecting money to come in from its largest-ever order, and the maturity delay allows it to collect those funds

As Health Care Tech Fuels M&A, KPMG Buys Beacon Partners

Digirad and Navigant have also made health care technology acquisitions recently. Pictured: Ralph Fargnoli, Beacon CEO

Wellington Management Invests in Dr. Oz's Sharecare

This deal comes after Sharecare acquired Feingold Technologies

NFL Spins Off Hospitality Business

Investors in the new management company include RedBird Capital, Bruin Sports Capital and 32 Equity

Huron-Backed Albireo Grows Energy Services with Sky Technologies Buy

The buyer previously acquired Energy Options, Electronic Control Systems and Green Total Solutions

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