Mid-Market Awards

Thoma Bravo Snagged TravelClick to Win DEAL OF THE YEAR
The PE firm’s purchase blended two game-changing trends: cloud computing and travel services

Mid-Market Awards

GE Capital Grew Middle-Market Business to Take LENDER OF THE YEAR
The lending unit of General Electric added a new unit and increased the number of loans for PE platform acquisitions

Mid-Market Awards

Piper Jaffray More Than Doubled Dealflow to Gain INVESTMENT BANK OF THE YEAR
Purchasing Edgeview and Partnership Capital helped propel growth

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HGGC Thrived in Transition to Reap PRIVATE EQUITY FIRM OF THE YEAR

The firm raised a new fund and closed a slew of deals with a revamped management team that includes CEO Rich Lawson, former 49ers QB Steve Young and former Bain exec Greg Benson

Stamps.com Buys Newell Rubbermaid's Endicia for $215M

Newell has bought and shed several business units over the past few years as it looks to increase profitability

Thoma Bravo Snagged TravelClick to Win DEAL OF THE YEAR

The PE firm’s purchase of TravelClick blended two game-changing trends: cloud computing and travel services

PE Firm Audax Adds Advertising with AllOver Media

The deal follows GTCR's acquisition of advertising business Fairway Media in January

The Buyside:
More India Companies On the Hunt for
U.S. Targets

Zomato’s plans to pick a “fight” with Yelp underscores new acquisitive attitude on the part of India-based buyers

E.W. Scripps Seeks $225M Loan Add-ons for Spin-Off

The plan comes as E.W. Scripps wraps up a merger with Journal Communications

Digirad Expands Medical Imaging Offerings with MD Office Solutions

The deal comes as companies bulk up on health care-related technology to meet increasing demand from the ACA

Bertram Recaps Clarus Glassboards, Takes Majority Stake

Bertram-backed Maxcess International made an acquisition in December

Riverside Invests in Video Surveillance Business Pro-Vigil

The transaction follows the PE firm's recent investments in Bike24, Greenphire, Bionic Pet and Brookson Group

Carlyle-Led Group Takes Over PrimeSport, Amid Surge in Travel Deals

RSE Ventures, founded by NFL Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, and Moorad Sports Partners, founded by MLB Padres former owner Jeff Moorad, also invested in the business

Siris Closes E-Commerce Deal, $1.8B Fund

The firm has closed its third PE fund and an investment in e-commerce company Digital River

RadioShack Files for Bankruptcy Protection

The consumer-electronics chain is selling 1,500 to 2,400 of its locations to a unit of Standard General, its biggest shareholder

Under Armour Buys Apps in Bid to Become Top Fitness Tracker

The apparel company ventures beyond clothes to technology, spending $560M for MyFitnessPal and Endomondo

Adobe Completed $800M Purchase of Photo Service Fotolia in Otherwise Slow January

Despite the lull, dealmakers remain bullish in forecasts for 2015

RadioShack Said to Discuss Shutdown as Part of Sprint Deal

The locations sold to Sprint in a bankruptcy deal would operate under the wireless carrier’s name, meaning RadioShack would cease to exist as a stand-alone retaile

Turnaround Tuesday: Still Troubled, Viggle Gets Another $2M Loan from CEO

Chief executive Robert Sillerman loaned the digital marketing company $2M in December, too

Lattice Expands Semiconductor Business with $600M Silicon Deal

Jefferies committed $350M in financing for the transaction

SkyMall Lands in Bankruptcy and Explores Sale as In-Flight Shopping Changes

New technology, competition from Amazon and the cost of getting the magazine on planes made the traditional in-flight catalog unattractive to airlines

GTCR Partners With Adams Outdoor to Buy PE-Backed Fairway Media

Advertising group Adams picks up a minority stake in the deal

Riverside Makes 2 More Acquisitions

The PE firm continues making consistent acquisitions with Greenphire and Bionic Pet Products

Top 2014 Mid-Market Deals by Industry

Oil & gas, professional services, banks and software are among the top five sectors for M&A

Modernizing Medicine Gains Cloud-Based Services with Aesyntix Purchase

Health care providers are leveraging technology acquisitions to handle an influx of patients driven by the Affordable Care Act

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