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AIG, Pimco, Golub Capital
AIG places exec in charge of M&A; Pimco exec steps down; Golub Capital hires Chip Cushman from GE Capital


Early-Stage Deal Flow Rose in April for Third Month in a Row
While dealmakers remain optimistic, some signs indicate the rate of M&A expansion may be slowing

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Sale Process for GE Capital's Commercial Lending Biz is Underway
The news comes as an announcement about a deal for GE Capital's PE lending unit is expected the first week of June

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Sale Process for GE Capital's Commercial Lending Biz is Underway

Jun 1, 2015

The news comes as an announcement about a deal for GE Capital's PE lending unit is expected the first week of June

Apollo Buys Industrial Tech Business OM Group

Jun 1, 2015

Platform Specialty will then acquire two of OM's units from Apollo, headed by CEO Leon Black

Boot Barn Steps Further into E-Commerce with Sheplers Buy

Jun 1, 2015

IBM and NetSuite have also made e-commerce driven investments recently

As U.S. Population Ages, Capmark Grabs Specialized Retailer Orchard Brands

May 28, 2015

Orchard owns Blair, Huband, Norm Thompson, Solutions, Sahalie, Gold Violin, Appleweed’s, Tog Shop, LinenSource, Draper’s & Damon’s, Old Pueblo Traders, Bedford Fair and WinterSilks

L-3 Expands in Pilot Training with CTC Acquisition

May 28, 2015

Veritas Capital and TransDigm have also recently made deals in the aerospace market

Pet Brands Worldwise and Quaker Pet Unite

May 28, 2015

J.M. Smucker, Whistle Labs and Fronteac have also made pet-related acquisitions recently

Carlyle Closes European Technology-Focused Fund

May 27, 2015

The close comes after Thoma Bravo raised a fund specifically to compete for larger software deals. Pictured Carlyle co-CEO David Rubenstein

After a Handful of Mid-Market Deals, Founder Takes Music Festival Business SFX Private

May 27, 2015

SFX has acquired Beatport, festival producer ID&T, ticketing businesses Flavorus and Paylogic and many other businesses over the past few years

Nokia Takes Over Eden Rock to Expand in Self Organizing Networks

May 27, 2015

As part of the deal, Eden Rock will spin off a new company for its spectrum-sharing services

IBM Invests in Travel, E-Commerce Technology Businesses

May 19, 2015

Travel deals, including Thoma Bravo's award-winning purchase of TravelClick, have taken off lately

Apollo Enters Home Security Market, Merging PE-Backed Protection 1 and ASG Security

May 19, 2015

Protection 1 and ASG Security are backed by GTCR and Parthenon Capital, respectively

Distressed Company Watch List

May 19, 2015

See which companies have recently indicated doubt about continuing as going concerns in SEC filings, including Activecare, Bref HR and Z Trim

Turnaround Tuesday: Z Trim Signs Food Biz Pro Anthony Saguto as CFO After Q1 Loss

May 19, 2015

The ingredients company also hired Jeffrey Consulting Group to improve operations

Riverside Adds to Safebuilt with Independent Inspections

May 18, 2015

The PE firm won Mergers & Acquisitions M&A Mid-Market Seller of the Year award for making 19 exits in 2014

Xerox Buys Healthy Communities Institute, Expands in Health Care Tech

May 18, 2015

The company picked up a health care and drug e-learning provider, LearnSomething, in 2013

GE Capital Sponsor Finance Buyer Expected to be Unregulated Group, Source Says

May 18, 2015

Potential bidders for the unit include Apollo, Ares, Blackstone, KKR, Mitsubishi UFJ and SunTrust

Sabre Expands in Asia-Pacific with Travel Service Buy

May 14, 2015

Lindblad Expeditions, PrimeSport and TravelClick have also been subjects of travel-related deals

Fujifilm Makes Health Care Acquisition, Buys TeraMedica

May 14, 2015

Fujifilm Holdings agreed to buy health care business Cellular Dynamics recently

TransDigm Acquires PE-Backed Aerospace Assets, As Plane Parts M&A Continues

May 14, 2015

RBC Bearings and Sifco have made similar acquisitions recently

GE Capital Asia’s Japanese Commercial Finance Unit Said to Interest Mitsubishi UFJ and Sumitomo Mitsui

May 13, 2015

Japan’s banks are jumping on financial services assets all over the world; other recent deals include Mizuho Financial Group’s recent agreement to buy Royal Bank of Scotland

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