National Security a Top Priority in Cross-Border Deals
In this guest article, BDO’s John Lash says defense and security companies are most likely to come under scrutiny


The Weekly Wrap: Liberty Hall, Teasdale, Thoma Bravo
Liberty Hall acquires J&M Machine; Snow Phipps-backed Teasdale adds Mesa Foods; Thoma Bravo buys Bomgar


PE Firms Fundraising: Brookfield Infrastructure, Kainos and Others
Star Mountain Partners is also raising a fund

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Thoma Bravo Grows Cybersecurity Portfolio with Bomgar Acquisition

The PE firm has also invested in DigiCert, Landesk and Sailpoint

In SolarCity Bid, Tesla’s Elon Musk Targets Customers Wanting All

Telsa looks to expand in the clean tech space by offering to buy the renewable energy company

Kion Gets Warehouse Robotics with Dematic Deal

Arlington Capital, Auris Surgical and Lincolin Electric have made acquisitions in the sector

Twitter Buys Magic Pony Technology to Improve Video Quality

The deal follows up Twitter’s purchases of Madbits and Whetlab

Accenture Expands Cybersecurity Services in Israel, Buys Maglan

Accenture has previously invested in Cimation, Endgame, FusionX and Team8

Dell Sells Software Unit to Francisco Partners, Elliott

Dell agreed in 2015 to buy EMC; Elliott pushed the latter to sell

GTCR Buys Mortgage Tech Vendor Optimal Blue from Serent Capital

Under Serent’s ownership, Optimal Blue purchased competitor LoanSifter

Bain Capital Secures Majority Stake in Health Care Tech Provider Navicure

In a similar deal, MedData is buying Cardon Outreach

Microsoft’s Purchase of LinkedIn May Spur More Large-Cap Internet and Software Deals

IBM, NetSuite, SAP, Twitter and Ultimate Software are all considered potential

Microsoft Expands in Business Networking, Buys LinkedIn

The two companies started deal talks in January and both are looking for new growth opportunities

Symantec Buys Blue Coat to Recapture Momentum in Fast-Growing Cybersecurity Market

Cybersecurity deals have come from Cryptosoft, FireEye and MGT Capital

Wasserstein-Led Consortium Buys Northstar Travel from Wicks

PE firm joined by Alberta Teachers, John Hancock and Storebrand Insurance in deal

Philips Eyes Health Care Tech Targets After Spinoff of Lighting Business

The company plans to expand in health care informatics, like its 2014 purchase of Volcano, maker of smart catheters

Thoma Bravo Buys Again, Backs Supply Chain Management Software Maker Elemica

The PE firm invested in LawLogix, Qlik and SolarWinds

National Security a Top Priority in Cross-Border Deals

In this guest article, BDO’s John Lash says defense and security companies are most likely to come under scrutiny

Apax Agencyport Acquisition Coincides with Accenture Deal

The investment in the insurance software provider will expand on the Duck Creek joint venture

Thoma Bravo Continues to Focus on Cloud Software with Another Acquisition

The PE firm previously invested in LawLogix and SolarWinds

Salesforce Takes Advantage of Digital Commerce Spending with Demandware Purchase

In other recent cloud deals: Bregal Sagemount acquired Discovery Data and Siris Capital is buying Xura

ParkerGale-Backed One Plus Adds SmartBin, Maker of Garbage Gauge

Recent tech deals have come from Bregal Sagemount, Genstar and Siris

Thermo Fisher Scientific to Buy Electron Microscope Maker FEI

In April, Thermo Fisher bought Affymetrix, adding technology used by scientists and biologists to analyze specimens at the cellular and genetic level

MGT Capital Acquires Assets of Demonsaw, Following D-Vasive Purchase

Cryptosoft, FireEye and Thycotic have made cybersecurity deals

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