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Solar Energy Shops Warm Up To Mid-Market M&A

Jul 23, 2015

An uptick in deals, including Gibraltar's acquisitions of RBI Solar and Rough Brothers Manufacturing, stems from the anxiety over the ratcheting down of the federal solar investment tax credit

E-Training Services Entice Bidders

May 22, 2015

On the heels of Lynda.com’s recent deal with LinkedIn, Riverside picks up Health & Safety Institute

The Buyside: Buyers Wake Up to Anesthesiology

May 4, 2015

Feeling pressure from Aetna and Blue Cross Blue Shield, small anesthesiology practices are welcoming Mednax, TeamHealth and AmSurg as suitors

People Moves of the Week: ACG, Carlyle, Cantor Fitzgerald

Apr 13, 2015

On eve of InterGrowth, ACG promotes Maggie Endres; Carlyle picks up seasoned consumer pro from P&G; Cantor Fitzgerald hires two from Canaccord

The Buyside:
More India Companies On the Hunt for
U.S. Targets

Mar 17, 2015

Zomato’s plans to pick a “fight” with Yelp underscores new acquisitive attitude on the part of India-based buyers

PE Networking Habits Spark Reverse Acqui-Hiring

Feb 19, 2015

A tried and true method for private equity firms is an inverse of the acqui-hire deal demonstrated by larger strategic buyers, says Pepper Hamilton's Jim Rosener

The Buyside:
Mid-Market May Be Prone to Proxy Battles

Feb 10, 2015

Encouraged by Starboard’s influence on Staples to take over Office Depot, activist investors will focus increasingly on middle-market companies

Buyer's Guide: 5 More Innovative Service Providers

Feb 9, 2015

CapLinked, EFront, Midaxo, Mind Over Machines and Valuations.com provide useful tools for dealmakers

The Buyside: Deal Pros Shape Up with Fitness Plays

Jan 25, 2015

Recent buyers focused on fitness and the outdoors include Bass Pro Group LLC, Finish Line Inc. and Kent International Inc.

People Moves of the Week: Goldman Sachs, Simpson Thacher, Norton Rose

Dec 29, 2014

Goldman names two independent directors; Simpson Thacher elects six attorneys as members; Norton Rose brings aboard partner Stephanie Hildebrandt

People Moves of the Week: Perkins Coie, Shamrock Capital, Swander Pace

Dec 8, 2014

Perkins Coie enlists a former FTC adviser; Shamrock Capital taps media specialist; Swander Pace hires Carolyn Hanigan and Alina Costica DiMeglio

The Buyside: Contest for Digital Real Estate Continues

Dec 3, 2014

Companies such as Walk Score, Trulia, ZipRealty and Move Inc. have been actively pursued as M&A targets

Hacked Sony Movies Highlight Opportunities for Buyers of Cybersecurity Firms

Dec 2, 2014

Cybersecurity companies are becoming increasingly attractive to buyers in the wake of the attack on Sony, which has Internet users downloading millions of pirated copies of “Fury” and “Annie”

People Moves of the Week: Centerview, Delta Galil, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey

Nov 10, 2014

Centerview taps chemical M&A specialist; apparel company Delta Galil names new CEO; SunTrust hires a team of nine, including Sugeet Madan as managing director in San Francisco

The Buyside: Germans Bet Big on U.S. Targets

Oct 29, 2014

U.S. companies, including Dresser-Rand and Sigma-Aldrich, are attractive targets for German companies

People Moves of the Week: PwC, Snell & Wilmer, Kreller Group

Oct 27, 2014

PwC has a new U.S. financial services leader; Snell & Wilmer names Matthew Feeney chairman; Kreller Group hires Odice exec

Strategic Buyers Beat Private Equity Firms

Oct 22, 2014

Corporations bought more companies than PE firms in the first eight months of the year

People Moves of the Week: AGC Partners, TA Associates CenterOak Partners

Sep 15, 2014

AGC hires Linda Gridley; TA grows Mumbai office; CenterOak makes debut with Randall Fojtasek at the helm

Tax-Inversion Deals Increase Despite Criticism

Sep 11, 2014

Canada's 26.5 percent corporate tax rate is luring Burger King to ditch Miami headquarters

Buyers Eye Smart-Home Appliance Makers

Jul 11, 2014

For mid-market companies, potential acquirers include AT&T, Johnson Controls, Samsung and Schneider Electric

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