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Commercial Banks Move Away From Lending

Genstar Capital has seen a decrease in commercial banks competing as lenders on their deals. The firm has turned more toward specialty lenders to finance deals in today’s environment, says Genstar Capital, LLC’s Ryan Clark in this video with Mergers & Acquisitions contributing editor Danielle Fugazy. For more, see the roundtable discussion co-sponsored by Madison Capital Funding and KattenMuchinRosenman LLP, " “Financial Services Companies Heat Up M&A Market.”
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    ACG New York Women of Leadership - Entrepreneur Series
    Barbara Bradley Baekgaard, founder of Vera Bradley (Nasdaq: VRA), is the latest in a series of entrepreneurs highlighted at ACG New York Women of Leadership events. Photo credit: Robert Blumenfeld

    Watercooler

    GTCR, Hormel, the Riverside Co-CEOs and Others Win M&A Mid-Market Awards
    Amid a slow and challenging year for dealmaking, the winners of Mergers & Acquisitions’ 7th Annual M&A Mid-Market Awards outpaced the competition to grow, innovate and lead the middle market

    Roundtable

    Financial Services Companies Heat Up M&A Market
    Speakers from Flexpoint Ford, Genstar Capital, Baird Capital, Madison Capital Funding and Katten Muchin Rosenman discuss the various factors playing a role in M&A activity within the financial services space

    Expert's Corner

    Pursuing Pharma Manufacturing
    The fragmented pharmaceutical manufacturing industry provides plenty of opportunities for private equity investors, says JLL Partners founder Paul Levy

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    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