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


ACG New York Women of Leadership - Entrepreneur Series
Barbara Bradley Baekgaard, founder of Vera Bradley (Nasdaq: VRA), is the latest in a series of entrepreneurs highlighted at ACG New York Women of Leadership events. Photo credit: Robert Blumenfeld


GTCR, Hormel, the Riverside Co-CEOs and Others Win M&A Mid-Market Awards
Amid a slow and challenging year for dealmaking, the winners of Mergers & Acquisitions’ 7th Annual M&A Mid-Market Awards outpaced the competition to grow, innovate and lead the middle market


Financial Services Companies Heat Up M&A Market
Speakers from Flexpoint Ford, Genstar Capital, Baird Capital, Madison Capital Funding and Katten Muchin Rosenman discuss the various factors playing a role in M&A activity within the financial services space

Expert's Corner

Pursuing Pharma Manufacturing
The fragmented pharmaceutical manufacturing industry provides plenty of opportunities for private equity investors, says JLL Partners founder Paul Levy

Greenhill Launches Fund Placement Group

The New York-based boutique bank raided Lehman Brothers to build out a new fund placement arm

Greenhill & Co. launched a fund placement arm, poaching several former Lehman Brothers executives to spearhead the effort.

Christopher Kirsten will serve as the head of the fund placement advisory group. Kirsten, was previously the global head of Lehman’s private fund marketing group. Patrick Dunleavy and Neil Banta are also joining Greenhill as managing directors, while Dave Brown and Meghan Kelly are joining as principal and vice president, respectively. All previously served at Lehman Brothers.

While the credit crunch has hampered dealmaking among financial buyers, PE firms continue to raise huge pools of capital. According to the latest data from Preqin, in the first quarter of 2008, LBO firms closed on $82 billion globally, with U.S.-focused funds accounting for 48% of the total.

Prior to Lehman Brothers, Kirsten spent time at Deutsche Bank. Dunleavy, meanwhile, worked in the fund advisory business at Lazard before joining Lehman, while Banta put in an eight-year stint at Citigroup prior to joining Lehman.


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