Due Diligence

Cybersecurity Must Be Part of the M&A Process, says Eric Feldman, CIO of the Riverside Co.
The Yahoo data breach, coming in the midst of Verizon’s acquiring the struggling Internet company, provides a moment of reflection on cybersecurity


The Weekly Wrap: Bravo Sports, Pritzker Brothers, US Foods
Bravo Sports buys Nutcase; Pritzker Brothers acquire ProAmpac; US Foods purchases Save on Seafood

Private Equity

PE Firms Fundraising: Apollo Accord, Welkin Captial and Others
Summit Investors 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

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Tenable’s Purchase of Data Security Provider FlawCheck Shows Cybersecurity Has Become Increasingly Critical

– Due diligence for network security is underscored by increased deals following the data breach of Yahoo, and recent website outages affecting Amazon, Netflix and Twitter

Hearst Buys Aviation Software Maker Camp Systems from GTCR, as Aircraft Tech Signals Interest

– AEI, Apollo Aviation and ParkerGale are among the PE firms investing in aircraft tech and aerospace companies

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

– Most M&A professionals are increasing scrutiny of the cybersecurity practices of potential targets, finds a recent survey by law firm Morrison & Foerster

Who are the Most Influential Women in Mid-Market M&A? Nominations Due Soon

– Send us your picks for female dealmakers on par with Avante’s Jeri Harman (pictured), the Riverside Co.’s Pam Hendrickson and Campbell Soup’s Emily Waldorf. Nominations are due Nov. 1, 2016

Independent Sponsors Give Traditional PE Firms a Run for the Money

– Fundless sponsors, including Akoya Capital, Consumer Growth Partners, Rotunda Capital and the Stratford-Cambridge Group, invest deal by deal

Investcorp Buys 3i’s Debt Management Business, as Lenders Focus on Specialization

– As the private debt market becomes more important as a finance source for the middle market, lenders need to provide differentiated offerings

Sutherland Buys Analytics Firm Nuevora, as Dealmakers Target Retail Data Companies

– Related acquisitions have come from SFW Capital, Blackstone, HGGC and StellaService

People Moves: Tricia Patrick Joins Advent's Consumer Group, Christopher Ainsley Becomes CEO at ParkerGale-Backed OnePlus Systems

– Larry Kurzweil has been named CEO at KKR-backed fast casual operator Lemonade Restaurant Group

Acco Buys Esselte to Expand Mead and Five Star Brands in Europe

– The deal provides an exit for J.W. Childs, which recently backed Cycle Gear

Rockwell Collins Bets on Smart Jets with B/E Aerospace Deal

– Recent aerospace acquisitions have come from Golden Gate, Liberty Hall and Platte River

AT&T Hopes `Rethink Possible' Works for Mega-Deals

– AT&T has been expanding its video streaming services, including the acquisition of DirecTV, as consumers watch more content on mobile devices

Cancer and Arthritis Treatments Drive Deals for Specialty Pharmacies

– Recent examples include Kroger’s purchase of Modern Healthcare and McKesson’s acquisition of Biologics

Newell's Sale of Irwin Tools is Just the First Step in Divestiture of Business Lines

– The divestitures come amid a strategic review of business conducted since the merger of Newell Rubbermaid and Yankee Candle owner Jarden

Estée Lauder Buys Becca to Expand Online and in Asia and Middle East

– L’Oreal and Revlon have also bought related companies

Cybersecurity Has Become a Critical Part of the M&A Process, says Riverside CIO Eric Feldman

– The Yahoo data breach, coming in the midst of Verizon’s acquiring the struggling Internet company, plus recent outages affecting Amazon, Netflix and Twitter, underscore the importance of cybersecurity due diligence

The Weekly Wrap: Bravo Sports, Pritzker Brothers, US Foods

– Bravo Sports buys Nutcase; Pritzker Brothers acquire ProAmpac; US Foods purchases Save on Seafood

PE Firms Fundraising: Apollo Accord, Welkin Captial and Others

– Summit Investors is also raising a fund

Bravo Sports Buys Helmet Maker Nutcase to Expand Lifestyle Business

– Other deals involving sports safety equipment include the purchases of Cycle Gear, Poc Sweden and Simpson Performance

US Foods Acquires Save on Seafood, as Buying Spree Continues After Sysco Merger Collapses

– The buyer previously made deals for Cara Donna, Food Genius and Freshway Foods

Wellspring Buys Tableware Maker Hoffmaster, Provides Exit for Metalmark

– GP, Pacific Market and Taylor Precision have also made houseware deals

Atlantic Street, Backer of Family-Owned Businesses, Raises Lower Mid-Market Fund

– Alex Apparel ranks among Atlantic Street’s portfolio companies; MTS Health, NXT Capital and the Riverside Co. have raised recent funds

Dealmaker's Guide to the Election: Where Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Stand on 5 Middle-Market Issues

– Trade regulations and labor relations provide differences that may affect the middle market when choosing between the candidates, who debated for the last time on Oct. 19

Permian Basin Remains Attractive for Oil and Gas M&A, Says Deloitte's Ray Ballotta

– Productive drilling activity will drive costs down and lead more buyers to the Permian

Trans World, Owner of DVD Store Chain FYE, Buys Etailz to Expand Online

– Mediaocean, Perficient and Web.com have also bought digital marketers

Orangewood Backs Fabricator George Industries, as Metal Deals Remain Robust

– Other metal investments have come from Graycliff, Liberty Hall and LFM

AMC Networks Invests in RLJ Entertainment, Forms Streaming Partnership

– RLJ Cos. and Roth Capital Partners recently teamed to launch investment bank RLJ Capital Markets

Tecomet, Backed by Genstar, Buys Mountainside, Maker of Endoscopes

– Other recent acquirers of medical devices include J&J, TPG and Zimmer Biomet

Audax Closes Mid-Market Senior Loan Fund, Following Mezzanine Capital Raise

– Carlyle, Monroe and NXT also raised debt funds

Pritzker Brothers' Purchase of Packaging Maker ProAmpac Shows Family Offices are Picking Up Dealmaking

– The Pritzkers are heirs to Hyatt Hotels and Marmon Holdings

Supervalu Sells Save-A-Lot Chain to Onex, as the Grocery Sector Consolidates

– Other related purchases have come from Apollo, Haggen and Kroger

Morningstar Buys Remaining Stake in M&A Researcher PitchBook, Plans Global Growth

– Other data related deals have come from HGGC, Penton and SFW Capital

The Weekly Wrap: Frank's, Polaris, Stanley Black & Decker

– Frank's Acquires Blackhawk; Polaris adds Transamerican; Stanley Black buys Newell's Irwin tools

Monroe Capital Closes Second Loan Fund, as Private Debt Accrues Interest

– This is the firm’s 11th fund since the company’s inception

PE Firms Fundraising: Oaktree, Square Mile and Others

– Lone Star Fund is also raising a fund

Kellogg Buys Brazilian Food Company Parati to Continue Expanding in Emerging Markets

– The maker of Froot Loops and Special K previously invested in Multipro