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BET Founder Robert L. Johnson Launches I-Bank
The founder of Black Entertainment Television also owns numerous businesses, including a prolific PE Firm

Dealmakers

Brexit Vote Adds More Uncertainty to Cross-Border M&A
Britain’s vote to exit the EU may fan the flames that have already singed the middle market in this U.S. presidential election year

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PE Firms Fundraising: CMC Capital,Watermill and Others
Grey Rock Energy is also raising a fund

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Influential Women

Mergers & Acquisitions’ special report celebrates 25 leading female transaction professionals, including Jeri Harman, founder of Avante Mezzanine Partners

Mid-Market Awards

Mergers & Acquisitions Names Winners of the 9th Annual M&A Mid-Market Awards

Mergers & Acquisitions, Latest News

NextEra Agrees Buys Oncor to Allow Energy Future Exit From Bankruptcy

– Hunt Consolidated previously had a deal for Oncor that did not go through

The Weekly Wrap: Audax, Oracle, Platte River

– Audax invests in RelaDyne; Oracle buys NetSuite; Platte River Backs CTS

PE Firms Fundraising: CMC Capital,Watermill and Others

– Grey Rock Energy is also raising a fund

Cross-Border M&A: Mexico Speeds Up While China Slows Down

– Latin America offers proximity to the U.S., a growing middle class and the potential upside that investors once found in Asia

People Moves: Heidi Goldstein (Altus Capital), Christopher Hetner (SEC), Allan Holt (Carlyle)

– Heidi Goldstein promoted at Altus Capital; Christopher Hetner appointed SEC's cybersecurity adviser; Allan Holt (pictured) named Carlyle's chairman of US Buyout

Audax Buys RelaDyne, Acquisitive Fuel and Lubricant Distributor

– Seller AEA Investors family office helped form target by combining four businesses

Genstar-Backed Infinite RF Acquires L-Com, Parts Maker for Communications

– The PE firm recently purchased Infinite RF and Accruent; sold Netsmart Technologies

Oracle Buys NetSuite, as Demand for Cloud-Based Software Rises

– Other recent cloud buyers include: Bregal Sagemount, Salesforce and Thoma Bravo

Omers and Harvest Invest in Legal Software Company Epiq

– Roper and Thoma Bravo have also purchased similar technology developers

AEI-Backed Belcan Buys Intercom, Adds Cybersecurity Services

– Demand for security firms rises, fueling recent purchases of Allied Infosecurity, Imprivata and iSight

Analog Devices Acquires Linear Technology, Amid Chip Consolidation

– Microsemi bought PMC-Sierra and Mellanox purchased EZChip

Platte River Backs CTS Engines, Grows Aerospace Portfolio

– The purchase follows Platte River’s recent acquisitions of Huskie Tools and Jameson

P&G Sells Tag Deodorants to Ultra Max Owner, Continues to Discard Assets

– P&G has plans to shed 40-plus beauty brands; the license of the Christina Aguilera fragrance; and completed the sale of Duracell to Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway

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

– Trade regulations and labor relations offer the biggest areas of difference between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton

L’Oreal Acquires TSG-Backed IT Cosmetics , as Skincare M&A Grows

– Estee Lauder, Mylan and Perrigo have also made deals in the sector

PE Firms Fundraising: Arbor Investments, Baird Capital and Others

– Marathon Capital is also raising a fund

The Weekly Wrap: Delta Risk, HGGC, TPG

– Delta Risk buys Allied InfoSecurity; HGGC backs Integrity; TPG invests in BVI

ETrade Buys OptionsHouse to Expand into Derivatives Online Trading

– Other financial technology purchases have come from Bregal Sagemount, Deluxe and FactSet

Verizon Acquires Yahoo’s Web Assets, Ends The Target’s Strategic Review Process

– Yahoo, led by Marissa Mayer, put its core business up for sale earlier in 2016

Vitro, Mexico-Based Glass Maker, Picks Up PPG’s Flat Glass Operations

– As PPG focuses on its core businesses, recent acquisitions have included Chemfil Canada and MetoKote

TPG Capital Buys BVI, Maker of Surgical Devices

– Medical devices are driving deals, with Medtronic and Apax Partners among the recent buyers

Deltek Buttresses Its Architecture, Engineering and Construction Software Business with Union Square

– Deltek backer Thomas Bravo’s latest software acquisitions include Imprivata, Bomgar, Elemica and Qlik Technologies

Jordan-Backed Vantage Specialty Chemicals Adds to Food Ingredients Business with Mallet Acquisition

– ConAgra, Platinum Equity, Givaudan and Highlander top the list of recent food ingredients dealmakers

Processing Payments, Fueling Deals

– Dover, Wex and FleetCor have made recent deals in the payments technology sector

Riverside-Backed H-D Advanced Manufacturing Adds Numeric Machine

– Numeric makes components for drilling motors used in oil & gas mining

OpenGate Capital Closes Initial Institutional Fund

– OpenGate has already invested from the fund in several companies, including Power Partners, Energi Fenestrations, Bois & Matιriaux and Alfatherm

Demand Rises for Video Streamers, as Consumers Watch More Sports on Mobile Devices

– AT&T, Twitter and Yahoo have previously purchased video software companies

Pelican Energy Partners Closes Fund to Invest in Service Providers and Equipment Makers

– Recently struggling energy companies have included Energy XXI, Peabody Energy, SandRidge Energy and Vaalco Energy

HGGC Backs Integrity Marketing Group, an Insurance Provider Focused on Seniors

– “Integrity is uniquely positioned as a platform for future growth,” says Steve Young, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback who is a co-founder of HGGC

Food Packager Sabert Wraps Up Deal for Mullinix

– Seller is PE firm Mason Wells, which recently acquired healthcare plastics components supplier MGS Manufacturing

Hardwoods Distribution Buys Rugby Architectural, As Building Products Percolate

– Leading Ridge Capital Partners invested in the architectural wood distributor in 2011 and made 16 add-on acquisitions, including Albuquerque Hardwood Lumber

Hasbro Buys Irish Animation Studio Boulder Media, Producer of Disney’s Wander Over Yander

– Other recent media content acquirers have included Gannett, Silver Lake, KKR and Michael Dell

Snow Phipps Acquires Winchester Electronics From Audax; Plans More Expansion

– Previous add-ons by Winchester, maker of connectors for data and power wires, included SRI Connector Gage

Delta Risk Cybersecurity Services Acquires Allied InfoSecurity, With Plans to Expand

– The PE arm of ex-Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff's Chertoff Group owns a majority stake in Delta Risk

Infineon to Buy Cree’s Wolfspeed to Expand in Cars and Phones

– Cree recently called off an IPO for Wolfspeed and decided to consider selling the division instead