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Lending On Financial Services Deals Takes In-Depth Knowledge

Madison Capital made a strategic decision to dedicate resources to underwriting, managing and originating financial services deals so their team is up to speed on the nuances associated with those transactions, says William Kindorf of Madison Capital Funding in this video with Mergers & Acquisitions contributing editor Danielle Fugazy. For more, see the roundtable discussion sponsored by Madison Capital Funding and KattenMuchinRosenman LLP, " “Financial Services Companies Heat Up M&A Market.”
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    Mergers & Acquisitions, Latest News

    Avenue Capital’s Lasry, Fortress’s Edens Buying Milwaukee Bucks

    – The buyers agreed to add $100 million towards a new arena in Milwaukee

    Platform Specialty Buys Chemtura Unit for $1B

    – Chemtura has been selling assets for a few years, including its consumer products, antioxidant and ultra-violet stabilizer businesses

    Victory Capital Buys Munder

    – The deal follows a string of M&A activity for investment management companies

    5 Companies for Sale

    – See which companies have recently hit the auction block, including La-Z-Boy's youth furniture business and Ruby Pipeline

    The Weekly Wrap: Koppers, Certara, KPS

    – Koppers buys Osmose units; Certara acquires Synchrogenix; KPS picks up Anchor Glass

    Latest PE Fundraising Efforts

    – See which private equity firms have been raising capital, including Alliance Consumer Growth, HarbourVest and Lone Star

    DSW Steps into Canada with $62M Buy

    – The shoe retailer is buying a stake in Canadian footwear company Town Shoes

    Post Holdings to Acquire Michael Foods for $2.45 Billion

    – The deal will expand Post’s clout with retailers, broaden its distribution and give it products such as Papetti’s Easy Eggs, Simply Potatoes and Crystal Farms cheese

    MasterCard to Buy Loyalty Provider Pinpoint

    – The acquisition combines Pinpoint’s rewards programs with MasterCard’s own offerings for issuers

    John Wiley Grabs CrossKnowledge for $175M

    – The deal comes two weeks after the publisher bought Profiles International

    Symphony Technology Buys MDdatacor

    – The target will be integrated with other assets to become part of Symphony Performance Health

    Moelis Raises $163 Million in 1st Investment Bank IPO Since ’07

    – The firm was founded by Wall Street veteran Kenneth Moelis

    Highlander Partners Buys Aluminum Facility

    – The private equity firm focuses on investments in middle market businesses in North America and central Europe

    Armada Oil Closes Latest Energy Deal

    – The company bought working interests in oil producing land in Kansas

    USI Adds to Insurance Consolidation

    – The insurer expanded its Arizona presence with the purchase of Webb & Greer Insurance

    JMI Equity Invests in Event Management Software

    – The deal follows the firm's January investment in SiriusDecisions

    Optimism on M&A Activity, Particularly in Health Care

    – The first installment of our new index shows that dealmakers expect overall M&A to increase, with health care outperforming the overall market

    Koppers Pays $460M for Wood Preservation and Railroad Businesses

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    Turnaround Tuesday: Crumbs Sweetens Plan with Loan from Dippin' Dots Owner

    – Crumbs' accountant raised doubts about the company's future in March

    Profiled PE Firm Arsenal Makes a Deal

    – One of many PE firms to raise funds over the last year, Arsenal is featured in the May issue of Mergers & Acquisitions

    Zebra Buys Motorola Solutions’ Enterprise for $3.45B

    – The transaction adds mobile computing and data-capture technology to the buyer

    Distressed Company Watch List

    – See which companies have recently indicated doubt about continuing as going concerns in SEC filings, including Crumbs Bake Shop, DecisionPoint Systems and World Surveillance Group

    Google Buys Drone Company Titan Aerospace

    – The deal slips the drone maker out of Facebook's grasp

    Milwaukee County Publishes Two Private Equity RFPs

    – With a goal to funnel about $20M in each search, the Milwaukee retirement Board of Trustees stated in procurement documents that all proposals must be submitted by May 1

    People Moves of the Week:
    KKR, Ardian, William Blair

    – KKR taps SEC veteran; Ardian appoints new director, William Blair sets up L.A. office with Christopher Tota (pictured)

    Intapp Expands with Frayman Group

    – The acquisition follows similar software deals by Blackstone, Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division, and Wolters Kluwer

    FIS Acquires Loan Origination Company CMSI

    – The transaction adds to the buyer's loan software and services business

    KPS Capital Buys Anchor Glass

    – The deal follows the PE firm's agreement to buy manufacturing company Electrical Components

    Endurance Announces $3.2B Hostile Offer for Aspen

    – Mid-sized insurers and reinsurers have been combining or joining with larger companies to diversify risk and gain scale to take on bigger accounts from primary carriers

    Blackstone and GS Merchant Banking Group Buy Ipreo

    – The deal marks an exit for KKR

    TIAA-CREF to Buy Nuveen Investments in $6.25B Deal

    – The combined company would rank among the top-20 largest U.S. mutual-fund firms. Pictured: Ron Ferguson, TIAA-CREF CEO

    Former Maker Studios Chief Seeks to Halt Vote on Disney Sale

    – Former Maker Studios chief executive Danny Zappin (pictured), who last year accused the board of ousting him and taking control of the company through fraud, is seeking to delay a shareholder vote on the acquisition by Disney

    IBM Buys Silverpop, Backed by U-M students

    – The target is backed by Wolverine Venture Fund, D.E. Shaw & Co., Draper Fisher Jurveston, Escalate Capital Partners and Silicon Valley Bank

    WSP Adds to Energy Services M&A with $366M Deal

    – The target was sold by private equity firm KRG Capital Partners

    Heartland Acquires School Cafeteria Payments Group

    – The transaction allows the buyer to expand into more K-12 schools