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Technology

Cybersecurity Firms Draw Buyers, as Hackers Invade Agencies, Campaigns and Companies
Yahoo’s alert of the largest known breach of user information comes in the midst of Verizon's acquisition, underscoring the need for IT due diligence and cybersecurity providers

M&A

Pruning Process: 7 Consumer Goods Producers Buy & Sell to Grow
Procter & Gamble sold Duracell and is divesting 40-plus beauty brands; Clorox sold car cleaners and bought Renew Life probiotics; General Mills sold Green Giant and bought Epic Provisions

Private Equity

The Riverside Co. Doubles Down on Small Businesses with Fourth Micro-Cap Fund
The PE firm has backed many small businesses, including The Dermatology Group, Kasasa by BancVue, and SafeBuilt

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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

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