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Former Burger King and Pepsi Executive Mikel Durham Named CEO at Bregal Partners-Backed American Seafoods
Arsenal Capital-backed Elite Comfort hires former Dow Chemical executive Chris Chrisafides as CEO

Financial Services

Banner Year for Private Equity Fundraising Bodes Well for M&A in 2017
The amount raised in 2016 was on par with 2014, the best year for PE fundraising since the financial crisis, finds Preqin; a record number of new PE funds is being marketed to investors at the start of 2017


Lending Will Accelerate, Spurred by More M&A, Say Antares Capital Co-CEOs
John Martin and David Brackett, co-CEOs of Antares Capital, say the loan market is robust for 2017

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Influential Women

The second edition of Mergers & Acquisitions’ special report celebrates 35 leading female transaction professionals, including Kristina Heinze, co-founder of ParkerGale

Mid-Market Awards

Who should win Mergers & Acquisitions’ 10th Annual M&A Mid-Market Awards for 2016?


Ridgemont Purchases Freight Services Provider Worldwide Express, as Logistics Deals Drive Forward

Atlas Air, Graycliff Partners and Nascent Technology have all made deals in the sector

One Equity’s W.W. Williams Purchases Truck Repair Provider Desert Fleet

Carl Icahn, Platte River and Roark Capital also made deals in the sector

Descartes Buys Datamyne, Developer of Software to Analyze Import and Export Trade Activity

Bregal Sagemount, Salesforce.com, Siris Capital and Thoma Bravo all purchased cloud-based software businesses

Nascent Buys Transportation Management Tech Smart Track, as Logistics M&A Remains Hefty

American Freight, Atlas Air, C.H. Robinson, Graycliff, NFI and Lineage all purchased logistics businesses

Hastings Taps Third Equity Fund to Buy Oil and Gas Chemical Provider Impact

Kimmeridge, Sun Capital and Total SA recently sold oil and gas-related companies

Parker Hannifin Acquires Filter Maker Clarcor to Expand Automotive Reach

Other car-related purchases were made by Qualcomm, Samsung and Volkswagen

Tesla Moves Beyond Cars with SolarCity Deal

The electric car maker is also buying Germany's Grohmann Engineering, and Samsung is acquiring Harman, as auto-related M&A soars

GPM Snags Two Gas Station Brands from Sun Capital

The buyer’s convenient store brands consist of BreadBox, Cigarette City, Fas Fuel, Jiffi Stop and Scotchman

Samsung Buys Harman for Auto Tech Push

Other auto related deals have come from Crestview, Grakon and Watermill

Tesla Adds Germany's Grohmann Engineering to Speed Up Production of Model 3

Roaring car sales have fueled M&A, with Crestview, Grakon, Take 5 Oil and Watermill among the buyers

Polaris Wheels in Transamerican, as Deals for Auto Parts Accelerate

Recent buyers include Crestview, Grakon and Watermill

C.H. Robinson Hauls in APC Logistics, as E-Commerce Accelerates Shipping Demands

Related logistics acquisitions include: United Express, Global Transportation Services and Jones Motor Group

Volkswagen Buys Stake in Icahn-Backed Navistar in Gamble on U.S. Trucks

Volkswagen has been struggling to keep pace with major truck manufacturers including Daimler, Paccar and Volvo

Crestview Partners Scores Accuride, as Demand for Car Parts Speeds Up

The transaction follows auto related deals by ITW, Grakon and Watermill Group

GE Buys Software Company to Bolster Rail-Industry Supply Chain

Recent logistics deals have come from Bay Grove, NFI and Warburg Pincus

Bay-Grove-Backed Lineage Logistics Adds Consolidated Distribution to Massive Network

Logistics and warehousing deals stack up, following acquisitions by NFI, Warburg Pincus and American Fast Freight

Supply-Chain Service Provider NFI Acquires United Express to Expand Brokerage Business

Recent logistics M&A investors include Warburg Pincus, Jordon Co. and Bregal Sagemount

Warburg Pincus Invests in BlueGrace Logistics, Adds to Sector M&A

American Fast Freight and Bregal Sagemount recently made logistics deals, while CI Capital also said it will look for investments in the industry

CI Capital, Former Hub Group Executive, Partner to Pursue Logistics Deals

Similar investments have come from American Fast Freight, Bregal Sagemount and Transport Holdings

Verizon Buys Vehicle Tracker Fleetmatics, Expands in Auto Tech

Verizon recently struck a deal for Yahoo’s web assets

Didi Buys Uber China, Ending Costly Battle Between Startups

Uber has been under shareholder pressure to shed China assets to focus on higher growth opportunities

Infineon to Buy Cree’s Wolfspeed to Expand in Cars and Phones

Cree recently called off an IPO for Wolfspeed and decided to consider selling the division instead

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