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

Tech, Media & Telecom: F5 Buys LineRate

LineRate develops software the helps companies scale networks to support web traffic

F5 Networks Inc. (Nasdaq: FFIV) is buying LineRate Systems, a software developer.

Louisville, Colo.-based LineRate develops products that help service providers support growing web traffic. The deal will allow F5 to expand its traffic-management capabilities.

F5, headquartered in Seattle, develops software for data centers, businesses, service providers, government entities and consumer brands. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.


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