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Comvest Partners, Gulfstar, Strategic Value Partners
Comvest Partnres hires Jon Huitink; Gulfstar Group issues promotion; Strategic Value Partners adds adviser

Mid-Year M&A Update

Is 2015 Frontloaded?
Dealmakers enjoyed a busy first half of the year, but many see growth slowing over the next 12 months

The Deadline is Fast Approaching, There's Little Time Left To Nominate Candidates

Who Are the 25 Most Influential Women in Mid-Market M&A?
Send us your candidates for leading female transaction pros (Pictured, Gretchen Perkins, 2014 Dealmaker of the Year)

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Mergers & Acquisitions, Latest News

Amazon Web Services Expands Cloud Offerings with Video Tech Provider Elemental

– VC-backed Elemental provides the technology behind BBC’s iPlayer, CNNGo, ESPN ScoreCenter, HBO GO, MSNBC Shift, Sky Go and Sky Now

Latest PE Fundraising Efforts

– See which private equity firms are raising capital including Apollo, Atalaya and Oaktree

Diodes Adds Scale with Pericom Semiconductor

– Intel and Qualcomm have also made similar acquisitions

ACG to Open Office in Washington, D.C., in Public Policy Push

– The global group is promoting Amber Landis to vice president of public policy

B&G Grabs Green Giant from General Mills

– After purchasing Spartan Foods, the food distributor will continue shopping

Lannett Adds Kremers Urban

– The pharmaceutical company is buying the U.S. division of UCB, as deal activity among generic drug distributors heats up

The Deadline is Fast Approaching, There's Little Time Left To Nominate Candidates

– The deadline is Sept. 8 to help us identify more leading female transaction pros, such as Huron's Gretchen Perkins, our 2014 Dealmaker of the Year

Housing Recovery Helps Spur Purchase of Coldwater Veneer by IOP

– Building products makers Woodcraft and US LBM have also been acquired recently

MidOcean Applies Moisturizer to Portfolio, as Beauty Deals Pick Up

– The PE firm is investing in Image, the maker of The Max skincare products, continuing buyer interest in the sector

On a Buying Spree, JBT Picks up A&B

– The industrial manufacturer is paying $102M for A&B Process Systems, following JBT’s deal for Stork Food

Turnaround Tuesday: Micro-Brewer American Brewing Cooks Up Expansion Plan, Needs Cash

– Financial woes spell an uncertain future for the business, which was featured on PBS mini-documentary series "Breakthroughs with Martin Sheen"

Westport and Fuel Systems Merge in Alt Energy Deal

– Hurting from lower oil prices and increased competition, Fuel Systems had been restructuring

Riverside Revs Deal Engine with Arrowhead

– The deal comes as the PE firm also announces an add-on acquisition for animal health business Simcro

Distressed Company Watch List

– See which companies have recently indicated doubt about continuing as going concern in SEC filings, including American Brewing, Foundation Healthcare and Gevo

People Moves at Mergers & Acquisitions

– Allison Collins has been promoted to assistant managing editor, and we've hired Demitri Diakantonis as senior reporter

People Moves of the Week: Comvest Partners, Gulfstar, Strategic Value Partners

– Comvest Partnres hires Jon Huitink; Gulfstar Group issues promotion; Strategic Value Partners adds adviser

Quanex Purchases a Set of Cabinets in Woodcraft Industries

– The building products business is shelling out $249M, amid industry consolidation

ITT Tests Brakes with Wolverine Advanced Materials

– The metals distributor is buying the brakes part maker for $300 million, in another automotive deal

Carlyle Heats up in Mid-Market with Candle Buyout

– The PE firm is taking PartyLite candle maker Blyth private, following the firm’s purchase of Novetta

2 Companies For Sale

– See which companies hit the auction block this week including Eureka Hunter and Meda Pharmaceuticals

Latest PE Fundrasing Efforts

– See which private equity firms are raising capital, including Insight Venture, Summit Partners and Oak Hill

The Weekly Wrap: Sycamore Partners, Heico, Kainos Capital

– Sycamore grabs Belk; Heico buys Midwest Microwave; Kainos Capital purchases Product Quest

Carlyle Group Acquires Analytics Provider Novetta from Arlington Capital Partners

– The deal comes three years after Arlington formed the target, amid rising interest in the cybersecurity space

Thoma Bravo Joins TA in Backing Encryption Software Provider DigiCert

– The need for encryption has been underscored by recent high-profile hacks of sites, including the University of Virginia and Ashley Madison

Retailer Overstock Stays on FinTech Path with SpeedRoute Acquisition

– Markit and Fidelity National have also made financial technology purchases recently

Centerbridge Swims Away with Pool Product Maker Kik

– The private equity-backed target spent $300M on Chemtura’s consumer products business in 2014

China’s Wanda Agrees to Buy PE-Backed Ironman Owner

– Providence Equity has backed the brand since 2008

BlackRock Builds up Digital Wealth Management

– The investment management firm is purchasing FutureAdvisor as demand for financial technology products rises

Schlumberger Pumps Up Cameron

– The buyer is taking advantage of low energy prices by purchasing the oil equipment manufacturer

3M Adds Polypore’s Filtration Business

– After acquiring Ivera Medical, the company best known for the Post-it product line continues to build health care division

Heartland Sweetens Portfolio

– The food products company is receiving backing from Centerbridge Partners to acquire Splenda from Johnson & Johnson subsidiary McNeil Nutritionals

American Apparel Said to Seek Advisers for Bankruptcy Deal Talks

– The retailer announced it may not have enough cash for the next 12 months in a recent SEC filing

How to Have a Clean Close

– Creating a synergy plan will ensure integration processes run more smoothly after an M&A transaction

Distressed Company Watch List

– See which companies have recently indicated doubt about continuing as going concern in SEC filings, including General Steel, Midstates Petroleum and American Apparel

M&A in 2015 Lags 2014, After Sluggish July

– The first seven months of the year delivered fewer completed deals – and fewer dollars -- than the same period in 2014