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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

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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

Roundtable

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

Private Equity
Accel-KKR Grabs Sage Nonprofit

The PE firm also made an investment in digital marketing company Swiftpage

Private equity firm Accel-KKR is buying Sage Nonprofit Solutions for an undisclosed amount.

Sage, headquartered in Austin, Texas, provides accounting, donor, fundraising and grant-management services to nonprofit organizations.

Accel is also making a minority investment in Swiftpage, a digital marketing platform for small businesses. The investment should help Swiftpage acquire Sage’s ACT contact management and SalesLogix businesses. Sage will also acquire an equity stake in Swiftpage under the terms of the deal. 

Menlo park, Calif.-based Accel is a technology-focused firm with more than $2.3 billion in assets under management. The company mainly invests in software and information-technology businesses. The firm was founded in 2000 as a joint venture between venture capital firm Accel Partners and private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. LP (NYSE: KKR). 

 

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