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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

Watercooler

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

Dealmakers

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

Today's Transactions:
Ontario Teachers Buys Outdoor Sports Storage Co., Plano Molding

The target makes tackle boxes, bait storage and gun cases

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan will acquire Plano Molding Co. Inc., which supplies outdoor sports storage systems.

Plano Molding, headquartered in Plano, Ill., makes tackle boxes, bait storage, gun cases, archery cases and ice fishing products. It also makes cosmetic, tool and storage containers, as well as shelving.

Ontario Teachers is making the deal through its private equity investment division, Teachers’ Private Capital. The PE arm manages a $12 billion portfolio. Terms were not disclosed.

The pension plan invests its assets and administers pension for 300,000 active and retired teachers in Ontario. 

 

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