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


The Buyside:
Disney, Warner Bros. Seek Next-Gen YouTubes

Traditional Hollywood studios such as Disney and Warner Bros. are seeking next-generation YouTube content providers

The Buyside

Activist Investors Dig Into Mid Market
Spurred on by the high-profile success of Carl Icahn and others, a growing crop of firms is looking further downstream

Private Equity
GTCR Buys NewWave

GTCR made the deal through Rural Broadband Investments, one of its portfolio companies

Private equity firm GTCR LLC will buy NewWave Communications from Pamlico Capital.

NewWave, headquartered in Sikestron, Mo., provides high-speed broadband, video and voice services.

The deal will be done through GTCR’s portfolio company Rural Broadband Investments (RBI), a cable company. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.

RBI was formed by GTCR and Phillip Spencer in 2012 to acquire broadband infrastructure assets in small and mid-sized communities. The company is currently pursuing additional acquisitions.

Chicago-based GTCR has invested in Curo Health Services, OneSource and Telecom Lease Advisors.


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