People Moves of the Week:

Cook M&A, Houlihan Lokey, Piper Jaffray
Cook M&A names Michael Olson vice president; Houlihan Lokey hires transaction advisory head; Piper Jaffray acquires energy investment bank

Private Equity

The Rise of the Operating Partner
Baird Capital’s Roberto Ferranti, Riverside’s Jeff Goodman, Excellere’s John Lanier, Northstar Aerospace’s David McConnaughey and Graham’s Dan Soroka (pictured) help portfolio companies improve processes and trim costs

Emerging Markets

As China’s Economy Falters, Southeast Asia Attracts Dealmakers
Inexpensive manufacturing and increased consumerism make Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam appealing to private equity firms and strategic buyers from all over the world

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ESOP, Recapitalization

Agriculture, Natural Resources

New York, Hong Kong

Northeast US, Asia/Pacific

United States, Canada


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Firm: Motorola Mobility LLC

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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


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


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