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Accordion's Nick Leopard Advises Action Plan for CFO with New PE Owner
Here are 5 steps the CFO should take in the first year with a new private equity sponsor

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Goldman Sachs Takes Minority Stake in Littlejohn
Littlejohn is invested in Interior Specialists, Penda and PlayPower


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Frazier Takes Majority Stake in Matrix Medical to Boost the Target’s Growth Efforts

– Amedisys and Almost Family have also made home health care acquisitions

ABC Supply Purchases Steel Frame Distributor L&W, as New Home Sales Rise

– Other recent construction deals have come from Apollo, Hardwoods Distribution and Hennessy Capital

Accordion's Nick Leopard Advises Action Plan for CFO with New PE Owner

– Here are 5 steps the CFO should take in the first year with a new private equity sponsor

People Moves: Julia Karol Moves Up to COO Spot at Watermill, Michael Fuller Takes the Boston Area Firm’s CFO Job

– Other developments include Glen Clarke's joining Baird to lead the Chicago investment bank’s food and beverage group

PDC Energy Buys Two Companies From Kimmeridge to Expand in Texas

– Concho, Parsley and Pioneer have also made deals in the region

Apollo Buys Cloud Seller Rackspace, Following Deals for ADT and Fresh Market

– Rackspace has been struggling to keep with competitors, such as Microsoft and Amazon, in the technology sector

The Weekly Wrap: Berry Plastics, CCMP Capital, Pfizer

– Berry Plastics purchases AEP; CCMP Capital acquires Badger Sportswear; Pfizer buys Medivation

PE Firms Fundraising: Carlyle Structured Credit, Trinity Capital and Others

– Vista Software is also raising a fund

Madison Capital Responds to New Private Equity Models

– Andrew Bucolo leads the lender’s efforts to finance deals sourced by non-traditional firms

Cybersecurity Firms Draw Buyers, as Hackers Invade Agencies, Campaigns and Companies

– The apparent cyberattacks on Hillary Clinton, the New York Times and the NSA highlight the value of cybersecurity providers

Berry Plastics Acquires Rival AEP, as Packaging M&A Holds Strong

– Packaging Corp., Platinum Equity and Wind Point have also made acquisitions in the sector

Estée Lauder, L’Oreal and Revlon Persue Growing Consumer Markets in Asia

– Recent acquisitions of beauty product distributors include Elizabeth Arden, Have & Be and IT Cosmetics

Dealmaker's Guide to the Election: Where the Candidates Stand on 5 Middle-Market Issues

– Trade regulations and labor relations provide differences that may affect the middle market when choosing between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump

LFM Backs Machine Parts Supplier Vektek

– Follows related acquisitions by H-D Advanced Manufacturing, May River Capital and AE Industrial

CCMP Capital Takes a Stake in Badger Sportswear

– The PE firm also recently picked up Shoes For Crews from AEA Investors

Pfizer Acquires AstraZeneca’s Antibiotics Assets, After Failing to Buy Entire Company

– Pfizer has a deal in place for Medivation and terminated its merger with Allergan

London's Cinven Purchases Bioclinica, as Clinical Trials for New Treatments Ramp Up

– Sellers Water Street Healthcare and JLL Partners built target through eight acquisitions

Accenture's Buying Spree Continues With Redcore Cybersecurity Acquisition

– Follows computer security related deals by Enlightenment, KBR and Thoma Bravo

Charlesbank Backs Promotional Gifts Supplier Polyconcept, Plans International Growth

– In another related deal, Audax bought Halo Branded Solutions

Teleperformance Purchases Video Translation Operator LanguageLine, Provides Exit for Abry Partners

– Mitel and Siris also made related deals in the sector

Platinum Equity Buys Broadway Industrial Parts Assets to Expand Globally

– Platinum recently made deals for Emerson Electric’s network power division as well as Electro Rent and JM Swank

Pfizer Buys Medivation, as Cancer Research Deals Pick Up

– Bristol-Myers, Gilead and Roche have also recently made similar acquisitions

Blackstone, New Mountain Capital Invest in JDA Software to Accelerate Cloud Offerings

– NMC, which has been JDA’s majority shareholder since the merger with RedPrairie in 2012, retains majority stake

Univision Acquires Gawker Out of Bankruptcy to Continue Digital Media Push

– Univision has previously invested in the Onion and Root

The Weekly Wrap: Arch Capital, Carlyle, KBR

– Arch Capital acquires United Guaranty; Carlyle backs NetMotion; KBR purchases Honeywell's cybersecurity unit

PE Firms Fundraising: Kohlberg Partners, LaSalle Asia and Others

– Miller Global is also raising a fund

After M&A Stalled in First Six Months of 2016, Dealmakers Pin Hopes on Second Half

– Family-owned and entrepreneur-backed businesses are especially motivated to sell in the lower middle market

Bay-Grove-Backed Lineage Logistics Adds Consolidated Distribution to Massive Network

– Logistics and warehousing deals stack up, following acquisitions by NFI, Warburg Pincus and American Fast Freight

ASRC Federal Acquires Vistronix, Cybersecurity and Intelligence Software Developer

– High-profile hackings, including recent NSA leak, has helped ignite hot streak for cybersecurity M&A

GlobalWafers Adds SunEdison, as Chipmakers Consolidate

– Other recent similar purchases have come from Analog, FormFactor and Mellanox

Goldman Sachs Takes Minority Stake in Littlejohn

– Littlejohn is invested in Interior Specialists, Penda and PlayPower

Nuance Purchases TouchCommerce, Expands Consumer Data Services

– Previous similar acquisitions have come from HGGC, Tyco and WPP

Selling LinkedIn to Microsoft Gives Qatalyst CEO George Boutros Bragging Rights

– The San Francisco investment bank was founded in 2008 by Frank Quattrone, who stepped down as CEO earlier in 2016

What Mortgage Insurer Merger Means for Lenders

– AIG recently agreed to sell United Guaranty to Arch Capital

AIG Sells Mortgage Insurer United Guaranty Corp. to Arch Capital

– CEO Peter Hancock (pictured) is streamlining AIG under pressure from Carl Icahn and other shareholders to deliver returns