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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

Financing

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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Fund of Funds, Lender

ESOP, Recapitalization

Agriculture, Natural Resources

New York, Hong Kong

Northeast US, Asia/Pacific

United States, Canada

 

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?

December 2011Past Issues »


Cover Story

Looking Ahead

Two years after its bankruptcy filing, CIT is on more stable footing and its future looks brighter than it has in a long time

Round Up

PE Firms Look For Exits

After long hold periods private equity firms look for liquidity

Stalled CLO Market Shifts into Drive

Dealmakers expect CLO issuances to reach $10 billion to $15 billion in 2011

Features

E-Retailers To Merge?

Main Street Fairness Act May Force Further Consolidation of E-Commerce Sector

Stay Tuned

As McGraw-Hill divests its broadcasting group, more sales are likely to follow

Insurance Industry Experiences M&A Uptick

While some insurance companies look to derisk and others hope to get involved in more lucrative business lines, insurance businesses see an increase in M&A activity

Colombia Poised to be the next Brazil?

As dealmakers look for proprietary deal flow Colombia becomes more interesting

From the Field

Operating Blueprints

Key to managing PE portfolio companies in volatile markets

Profile

Clearsight Open for Business

Despite the harsh economic climate of the past four years, a pair of Houlihan Lokey veterans launch new firm

The Watercooler

HIT Entertainment Auction Comes to a Close

After months on the auction block the maker of Thomas & Friends agrees to a sale; and other items from the Watercooler

Beltway Monitor

Main Street Fairness Act Up For Debate Again

Lawmakers try to level playing field between traditional and e-retailers

Romney's Presidential Bid Shines Spotlight on PE

PE community questions whether Romney's presidential bid will have a positive effect on the industry