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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Ridgemont Equity Loads Unishippers Global Logistics Deal

The target works with major shipping companies such as UPS

DSV Buys UTI to Expand in U.S.

The logistics company dropped a takeover bid for UTI in late 2014

PE-backed ProTransport Zooms Off with Another Ambulance Business

The deal follows the New Heritage Capital portfolio company's deal for PRN Ambulance

XPO Adds to Deal Haul With Trucker Con-way

The purchase extends the string of transactions that have helped XPO become a powerhouse in the global logistics market

ITT Tests Brakes with Wolverine Advanced Materials

The metals distributor is buying the brakes part maker for $300 million, in another automotive deal

Envision Healthcare Gets a Ride With Rural/Metro

The buyer is purchasing the ambulance operator from Warburg Pincus

Turnaround Tuesday: Struggling Shipper FreeSeas Raises Cash

The financing comes after FreeSeas bought a stake in an oil tank operator

The Weekly Wrap: Gravity4; XPO Logistics; Google

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

The Weekly Wrap: NetSuite, Groupon, SkinnyPop Popcorn

NetSuite buys Bronto Software; Groupon sells Ticket Monster; SkinnyPop Popcorn acquires Paqui

Avis Grows Car-Rental Business in Italy with Maggiore Acquisition

The buyer's previous acquisitions include Zipcar and Payless Car Rental

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

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

Despite the lull, dealmakers remain bullish in forecasts for 2015

Top 2014 Mid-Market Deals by Industry

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

Sensata's Acquiring of Madison Dearborn-Backed Schrader Tops List of Mid-Market Deals in 2014

A list of selected middle-market M&A deals completed in 2014

Hormel's Purchase of Muscle Milk Maker Was Among August's Notable Deals

The middle market closed 168 deals in August, fewer than in July

Turnaround Tuesday: Struggling Shipping Group NewLead Plans to Fight Nasdaq Delisting

The company has defaulted on most of its loans, after spending 2011 and 2012 restructuring

Rotunda Capital Grabs Majority Stake in Amware Logistics

The deal follows the PE firm's January purchase of a stake in Discount Ramps

The Weekly Wrap: CD&R, Harman, Propel Capital

CD&R buys Healogics; Harman picks up AMX; Propel Capital acquires Summit Products and Citiblocs

The Weekly Wrap: Blucora, Hillshire Brands, Sumitomo

Blucora adds HowStuffWorks; Hillshire Brands buys Van's Natural; Sumitomo acquires Vaupell

The Weekly Wrap: Koppers, Certara, KPS

Koppers buys Osmose units; Certara acquires Synchrogenix; KPS picks up Anchor Glass

The Weekly Wrap: Dell, Sentinel Capital, Walt Disney

Dell picks up StatSoft; Sentinel Captal buys Newks; Walt Disney acquires Maker Studios

PPG Adds Canal Supplies

The deal allows the buyer to expand its marine coatings business in Central America

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