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AIG, Pimco, Golub Capital
AIG places exec in charge of M&A; Pimco exec steps down; Golub Capital hires Chip Cushman from GE Capital

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Early-Stage Deal Flow Rose in April for Third Month in a Row
While dealmakers remain optimistic, some signs indicate the rate of M&A expansion may be slowing

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GE Capital Sponsor Finance Buyer Expected to be Unregulated Group, Source Says
Potential bidders for the unit include Apollo, Ares, Blackstone, KKR, Mitsubishi UFJ and SunTrust

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Mergers & Acquisitions, Latest News

The Weekly Wrap: FitLife, Pandora, SingleHop

– FitLife Brands buys iSatori; Pandora takes over Next Big Sound; SingleHop acquires Datagram

Latest PE Fundraising Efforts

– See which private equity firms have been raising capital, including CenterOak and Sands Capital

6 Companies For Sale

– See which companies have recently hit the auction block, including Ancestry.com and Pep Boys

Restaurant Franchise Investor NRD Takes Big Boy Operator Frisch’s Private

– Frisch’s has been mired in family in-fighting since the death of company founder Jack Maier

E-Training Services Entice Bidders

– On the heels of Lynda.com’s recent deal with LinkedIn, Riverside picks up Health & Safety Institute

Thomson Reuters to Sell Competitive Intelligence Unit to Broadridge

– The deal was announced on the heels of Broadridge's acquisition of Direxxis

Abry Acquires FastMed As Urgent Care Deals Accelerate

– Other buyers in the space include U.S. HealthWorks, Altamont Capital Partners and American CareSource Holdings

Elbit Expands Cybersecurity Business With $158M Purchase

– After the recent hacks on Sony Pictures Entertainment and JPMorgan Chase, Nice Systems and other cybersecurity providers continue to be a hot target for buyers

Jordan Taps Third Fund for DiversiTech Deal

– The PE firm recently bought Capstone Logistics and Trigon International

GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt Expects to Reach Deals for GE Capital Soon

– Immelt says deals will be struck this quarter for as much as $30 billion of financial businesses as the company shrinks GE Capital

CVS to Buy Omnicare in Pharmacy Expansion

– Omnicare also drew interest from industry leader Express Scripts Holding Co.

SingleHop Acquires Another Cloud Hosting Firm

– Backed by Battery Ventures and Digital Realty Trust, SingleHop continues its momentum after buying Datagram and Server Intellect

TA Associates Buys Majority Stake in Tuition Recordkeeping Service Procare Software

– The private equity firm has recently acquired a number of services that handle payments, including YeePay and Access Technology

Clearlake Inks Two Deals to Continue Consolidating IT Services

– Sunturn Partners and Mountain States Networking were each bolted onto portfolio company ConvergeOne

Altice to Buy Suddenlink Stake, as Cable Companies Merge to Compete with Online Rivals

– French investor Patrick Drahi’s firm is reportedly also in talks with Time Warner Cable, which called off its proposed merger with Comcast Corp. in April due to regulatory obstacles

Turnaround Tuesday: Z Trim Signs Food Biz Pro Anthony Saguto as CFO After Q1 Loss

– The ingredients company also hired Jeffrey Consulting Group to improve operations

Distressed Company Watch List

– See which companies have recently indicated doubt about continuing as going concerns in SEC filings, including Activecare, Bref HR and Z Trim

Apollo Enters Home Security Market, Merging PE-Backed Protection 1 and ASG Security

– Protection 1 and ASG Security are backed by GTCR and Parthenon Capital, respectively

IBM Invests in Travel, E-Commerce Technology Businesses

– Travel deals, including Thoma Bravo's award-winning purchase of TravelClick, have taken off lately

Dealmakers Race to Close Deals While Favorable Conditions Still Prevail

– “It’s a great market, but conditions like this don’t last forever,” warns Michael Hogan of Harris Williams & Co.

GE Capital Sponsor Finance Buyer Expected to be Unregulated Group, Source Says

– Potential bidders for the unit include Apollo, Ares, Blackstone, KKR, Mitsubishi UFJ and SunTrust

People Moves of the Week:
AIG, Pimco, Golub Capital

– AIG places exec in charge of M&A; Pimco exec steps down; Golub Capital hires Chip Cushman from GE Capital

Xerox Buys Healthy Communities Institute, Expands in Health Care Tech

– The company picked up a health care and drug e-learning provider, LearnSomething, in 2013

Riverside Adds to Safebuilt with Independent Inspections

– The PE firm won Mergers & Acquisitions M&A Mid-Market Seller of the Year award for making 19 exits in 2014

Lane Bryant Owner Ascena to Buy Ann Taylor and Loft Owner to Attract Working Women

– Ascena has been actively acquiring other retailers over the last decade, picking up Charming Shoppes in 2012, Tween Brands in 2009 and Maurices in 2005

Endo to Buy TPG’s Par Pharma, Two Months After Dropping Salix Bid

– It withdrew a cash-and-stock offer for Salix in March after Valeant countered with a sweetened all-cash bid

The Weekly Wrap: Mednax, Fujifilm Medical, Verizon

– Mednax buys purchasing radiology firm vRad; Fujifilm takes over Teramedica; Verizon acquires AOL

2 Companies For Sale

– See which companies have recently hit the auction block, including Aria Health System

Latest PE Fundraising Efforts

– See which private equity firms have been raising capital, including Rapid Partners and Lazarus Partners

Audax Acquires TPC Wire & Cable and Plans Add-On Deals

– The transaction comes as dealmakers predict a modest increase in manufacturing M&A

Abry-Backed Confie Seguros Continues to Consolidate Car Insurers

– The serial acquirer, led by CEO Valeria Rico, bought three more agencies

SABMiller Agrees to Acquire Meantime to Add Craft Beers

– The world’s mass-market brands, Miller Lite and AB InBev’s Budweiser, have been trying to capture some of the cachet enjoyed by startup craft producers

Sabre Expands in Asia-Pacific with Travel Service Buy

– Lindblad Expeditions, PrimeSport and TravelClick have also been subjects of travel-related deals

Golden Gate Capital Backs Gass in Reinsurance Push

– Nassau Reinsurance says funds from Golden Gate will help it begin operations and fuel growth

Manufacturing M&A Expected to Grow, but More Slowly

– While dealmaking in the sector is still healthy, the rankings on Mergers & Acquisitions’ Mid-Market Pulse (MMP) have plummeted over the last year