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Healthy Appetite for Private Equity

“We went from a crash diet to resumption of a pretty healthy appetite for private equity,” says Terrence Mullen of Arsenal Capital Partners in this video with Mergers & Acquisitions contributing editor Danielle Fugazy. Today’s fundraising climate is “both competitive and discriminating.” For more on fundraising, see the May cover story, " Capital Commitments: 5 Winning Fundraising Strategies," and for news of the firm’s latest transaction, read " Profiled PE Firm Arsenal Makes a Deal."
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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


    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


    The Buyside:
    Disney, Warner Bros. Seek Next-Gen YouTubes

    Traditional Hollywood studios such as Disney and Warner Bros. are seeking next-generation YouTube content providers

    The Buyside

    Activist Investors Dig Into Mid Market
    Spurred on by the high-profile success of Carl Icahn and others, a growing crop of firms is looking further downstream


    Fund of Funds, Lender

    ESOP, Recapitalization

    Agriculture, Natural Resources

    New York, Hong Kong

    Northeast US, Asia/Pacific

    United States, Canada


    People Database

    Exclusive data on top players in capital markets

    Ron Nayot

    Managing Director

    Firm: Diversis Capital

    In the news: Diversis Aims to Grow Martin Archery


    Digital Edition


    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