Elusive Loans Lead PE Firms to Alternative Lenders
As credit tightens, Balance Point Capital and other non-regulated direct lenders fill the void


Marketers Go Digital, Attracting Buyers
Accenture, IBM and Web.com have made acquisitions, following migration to social media sites and mobile devices

Strategic Buyers

Newell Rubbermaid Capped Growth Strategy with Beloved Elmer’s Glue, Sealing Strategic Buyer of the Year
The company also agreed to buy Yankee Candle owner and sold some non-core businesses

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Fund of Funds, Lender

ESOP, Recapitalization

Agriculture, Natural Resources

New York, Hong Kong

Northeast US, Asia/Pacific

United States, Canada


Influential Women

Mergers & Acquisitions’ special report celebrates 25 leading female transaction professionals, including Jeri Harman, founder of Avante Mezzanine Partners

Mid-Market Awards

Mergers & Acquisitions Names Winners of the 9th Annual M&A Mid-Market Awards


Trivest-Backed Handstands Adds Car Cleaner Eagle One, Driving Auto M&A

Other previous automotive deals include Compass Automotive, Driven Performance and Take 5 Oil Change

Bregal Sagemount Backs Logistics Services Provider ITG, as Sector M&A Drives Forward

Other logistics deals include the purchases of Con-way, Southern Air and Unishippers

Alaska Air Expands Fleet with the Acquisition of Richard Branson’s Virgin America

The deal would put Alaska Air in a better position to compete against Delta, American Airlines and Southwest

Roark-Backed Driven Brands Purchases Take 5 Oil, Revving Up Auto M&A

Compass Automotive, Driven Performance and Pep Boys have recently received buyer interest

J.W. Childs Forms Motorcycle Apparel Holding Company

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway, Bruckmann Rosser Sherrill and Investcorp have also made investments in the sector

Main Post Bets on Lower Middle Market with Debut Fund

The San Francisco PE firm has already invested in gym operator Chuze Fitness and motorcycle renter EagleRider

LKQ Takes Advantage of Low Gas Prices with Pittsburgh Glass Purchase

Recent purchases were made by Illinois Tool Works and Harman International Industries

GTCR Continues Deal Spree with Venture Capital-Backed Lytx

The PE firm recently invested in Park Place Technologies and PR Newswire

Kidd & Co.-Backs Colerain RV, Buys Northside RV's

Bain and Blackstone have also recently made deals in the vehicle sector

ITW Expands Portfolio with Auto Parts Deal

Other recent automotive purchases include Carproof, Coast distribution and Lyft

The Weekly Wrap: Charles River, Hudson's Bay, Bain Capial

Charles River buys Wil Research; Hudson's Bay adds Gilt Groupe; Bain Capital purchases American Trailer

Madison Dearborn-Backed Fleet Complete Makes Second Acquisition

ITmobile, Dutch provider of wireless vehicle data monitoring software, helps Fleet Complete’s expansion in Europe

Harman Takes Advantage of Rising Car Sales with TowerSec Purchase

The target makes cybersecurity technology products under the Ecushield and Tcushield brands

Bain to Buy Another Trailer Builder

The PE firm will merge American Trailer Works with portfolio company Big Tex Trailers, following Blackstone’s purchase of Load King

E-Commerce Delivers Logistics Deals

To keep demanding customers happy, XPO Logistics and others are making acquisitions to build services

GM Invests $500M in Lyft to Bolster Alliance Against Uber

GM president Dan Ammann expects the automotive industry to “change more in the next five years than it has in the last 50, and we obviously want to make sure we’re at the forefront of that change.”

LKQ Buys Apax-Backed Rhiag-Inter Auto Parts Italia, On the Heels of Coast Distribution Purchase

Compass Automotive, Driven Performance and Wolverine Automotive have recently received buyers

Railroad Equipment Maker Wabtec Makes Another Acquisition

Wabtec adds Relay Monitoring Systems after snatching up Faiveley, Fandstan Electric, Railroad Controls and Track IQ

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

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