National Security a Top Priority in Cross-Border Deals
In this guest article, BDO’s John Lash says defense and security companies are most likely to come under scrutiny


The Weekly Wrap: Liberty Hall, Teasdale, Thoma Bravo
Liberty Hall acquires J&M Machine; Snow Phipps-backed Teasdale adds Mesa Foods; Thoma Bravo buys Bomgar


PE Firms Fundraising: Brookfield Infrastructure, Kainos and Others
Star Mountain Partners is also raising a fund

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Germany’s Henkel Agrees to Buy Snuggle-Fabric Softener Maker Sun Products to Compete with P&G in U.S.

– Henkel missed an opportunity to expand shampoo and hair dye offerings in the U.S. when P&G opted to sell Wella and Cover Girl to Coty, which makes Calvin Klein and Adidas fragrances

The Weekly Wrap: Liberty Hall, Teasdale, Thoma Bravo

– Liberty Hall acquires J&M Machine; Snow Phipps-backed Teasdale adds Mesa Foods; Thoma Bravo buys Bomgar

PE Firms Fundraising: Brookfield Infrastructure, Kainos and Others

– Star Mountain Partners is also raising a fund

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

Snow Phipps Acquires Meeting Scheduler ECRM, Following Mesa Foods Deal

– The seller, BV Investment Partners, recently backed textile maker C.F. Stinson

Thoma Bravo Grows Cybersecurity Portfolio with Bomgar Acquisition

– The PE firm has also invested in DigiCert, Landesk and Sailpoint

Dealmaker's Guide to M&A Services, Groups & Resources

– Data providers, virtual data rooms and networking groups are becoming increasingly important tools in M&A

Geneva Glen Buys Dianne’s Fine Desserts, a Former Heinz Carve-Out

– Acquisition from Superior Capital follows recent deals by Snow Phipps, Platinum Equity and Dean Foods

BV Backs Textile Maker C.F. Stinson, Plans Add-On Deals

– The Riverside Co. announced plans to buy Momentum Group in a similar deal

In SolarCity Bid, Tesla’s Elon Musk Targets Customers Wanting All

– Telsa looks to expand in the clean tech space by offering to buy the renewable energy company

Liberty Hall Backs J&M Machines, as Aerospace Deals Soar

– The PE firm recently invested in Bromford Industries and AIM Aerospace

Kion Gets Warehouse Robotics with Dematic Deal

– Arlington Capital, Auris Surgical and Lincolin Electric have made acquisitions in the sector

Snow Phipps-Backed Teasdale Stays Active, Adds Tortilla Maker Mesa Foods

– Teasdale previously purchased Bruce Foods’ Mexican brands, Casa Fiesta and Jardine’s Foods

Twitter Buys Magic Pony Technology to Improve Video Quality

– The deal follows up Twitter’s purchases of Madbits and Whetlab

People Moves: Gamett, Louie, Redett

– James Gamett forms Sweetwater Capital; Betty Louie (pictured) joins Orrick Herrington; John Redett gets promoted at Carlyle

Accenture Expands Cybersecurity Services in Israel, Buys Maglan

– Accenture has previously invested in Cimation, Endgame, FusionX and Team8

Dell Sells Software Unit to Francisco Partners, Elliott

– Dell agreed in 2015 to buy EMC; Elliott pushed the latter to sell

GTCR Buys Mortgage Tech Vendor Optimal Blue from Serent Capital

– Under Serent’s ownership, Optimal Blue purchased competitor LoanSifter

The Weekly Wrap: Microsoft, PPG, Revlon

– Microsoft adds Linkedin; PPG buys MetoKote; Revlon purchases Elizabeth Arden

PE Firms Fundraising: Advent Partners, Blackstone Core Equity and Others

– Carlyle Nautilus is also raising a fund

BASF Joins Chemical Deal Rush, Buys Albemarle Unit

– The purchase comes after Evonik agreed to buy Air Products’ chemicals division; Dow Chemical and Dupont have plans to merge

Revlon Seeks to Revive Cosmetics Clout with Elizabeth Arden Deal

– Catterton took Steiner Leisure private; Coty is buying more than 40 beauty brands from P&G and also purchased Hyperamarcas’ personal care business

Church & Dwight Joins Growing List of Consumer Giants That Are Reshaping Through M&A

– Church & Dwight sells cleaning brands to Brillo owner Armaly; ConAgra, Procter & Gamble, Newell and others are also buying and selling

Envision to Merge With AmSurg to Create Health Services Giant

– In 2015, AmSurg made a failed bid for Team Health Holdings

Bain Capital Secures Majority Stake in Health Care Tech Provider Navicure

– In a similar deal, MedData is buying Cardon Outreach

M&A Stalled in May, with Dealmakers Stymied by Election Uncertainty

– Respondents to Mergers & Acquisitions’ monthly survey blame uncertainty about the pending U.S. elections for much of the current slowdown

Clearview Capital Marks 100th Deal, as Lower Middle Market Percolates

– "We've refined our approach,” says co-founder James Andersen

MedData Acquires Hospital Software Developer Cardon Outreach, as ACA Still Drives Deals

– IMS purchased Privacy Analytics, while Royal Philips said it will look for health data acquisitions

OMAM Takes Majority Stake in PE Secondary Market Investor Landmark Partners

– The transaction follows Colony Capital, Annaly Capital, Carlyle Group and State Street deals

Guest Article: Ask These 5 Questions Before Hiring A Controller

– Controllers are becoming increasingly important in PE-backed companies, says CMF Associates’ Kathryn Kehoe

Microsoft’s Purchase of LinkedIn May Spur More Large-Cap Internet and Software Deals

– IBM, NetSuite, SAP, Twitter and Ultimate Software are all considered potential

Dealmakers Connect at ACG Boston's DealFest and DealSource Select

– Massachusetts has seen a pickup in M&A with targets including MainSpring Healthcare, Xura and JK Group

Microsoft Expands in Business Networking, Buys LinkedIn

– The two companies started deal talks in January and both are looking for new growth opportunities

Symantec Buys Blue Coat to Recapture Momentum in Fast-Growing Cybersecurity Market

– Cybersecurity deals have come from Cryptosoft, FireEye and MGT Capital

Bluestar Alliance Invests in Bebe, Forms JV

– Retailers including Sears are selling assets, while others, such as American Apparel, filed for bankruptcy