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Comvest Partners, Gulfstar, Strategic Value Partners
Comvest Partnres hires Jon Huitink; Gulfstar Group issues promotion; Strategic Value Partners adds adviser

Mid-Year M&A Update

Is 2015 Frontloaded?
Dealmakers enjoyed a busy first half of the year, but many see growth slowing over the next 12 months

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Tech, Media & Telecom

Westport and Fuel Systems Merge in Alt Energy Deal

Hurting from lower oil prices and increased competition, Fuel Systems had been restructuring

Keysight Goes Wireless

The electronic measurements adds Anite to move into wireless equipment testing

Pearson Exits The Economist, After Selling FT to Nikkei

The Agnelli family buys The Economist, ending Pearson’s run in news publishing

Carlyle Group to Purchase Symantec's Veritas

The Veritas sale will provide cash for Symantec, which has seen its dominance of the cyber-security business eroded as hackers have found ways to thwart antivirus software

IBM Buys Medical Imaging Tech with Merge Healthcare Deal

The deal follows IBM's acquisition of health care data group Explorys

Essilor Tries On Brazos-Backed Vision Source

The deal is Brazos’ second health care divestiture in 2015, following the sale of Healthcare Solutions

Health Care Industry Tech Catch-Up Drives Deals

Room for improvement means companies that provide health care technology services are attractive targets, says GTCR's Josh Earl

Great Hill Partners Buys Engagement Software Developer Reward Gateway from Inflexion Private Equity

The target plans to use the investment to fund growth in the U.S. and Australia.

Ipreo Forms Private Capital Markets Division with Acquisition

The Blackstone and Goldman-backed business provides services to GPs and LPs

Audax-Backed AllOver Media Expands in Resorts

The PE firm acquired AllOver in March

Pearson in Talks to Sell Financial Times, Economist Stake

German media group Axel Springer is among parties speaking to Pearson, according to people familiar with the matter

Tech Deals Expected to Flourish Even When Overall M&A Slows

Dealmakers predict growth in tech deals will continue to accelerate over the next year, according to the Mid-Market Pulse

Owner of Match.com and Tinder Falls for PlentyOfFish

Match's owner, Barry Diller's IAC, also owns About.com, Investopedia, Vimeo and CollegeHumor

TA-Backed Nintex Buys Drawloop, As PE Interest in Software Grows

The PE firm has also invested in Prometheus Group and SoftWriters

Marlin Equity Picks Up PE-Backed Distribution Software Business

PE interest in software continues because of recurring revenue software businesses provide, evidenced by recent deals from GTCR and GI Partners

Turnaround Tuesday: Struggling Entrepreneur Network EFactor Plans for Deals

The business aims to list on the Nasdaq exchange and make acquisitions as part of a growth strategy

Clearlake-Backed Legal Support Provider Inventus Acquires Kooby

The deal follows Inventus' March e-discovery purchase of Unified OS

SunGard Absorbs CRW in Software Push

SunGard has been backed by Silver Lake Partners, TPG Capital, Bain Capital, Blackstone Group, Goldman Sachs, KKR and Providence Equity since 2005

GI Partners Acquires PE-Backed Real Estate Software Biz

The deal marks an exit for Vista Equity, which added Cougar Software, VaultWare, Bostonpost Technology and Workspeed Management to MRI under its ownership

Apollo Buys Industrial Tech Business OM Group

Platform Specialty will then acquire two of OM's units from Apollo, headed by CEO Leon Black

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

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