People Moves

Former Burger King and Pepsi Executive Mikel Durham Named CEO at Bregal Partners-Backed American Seafoods
Arsenal Capital-backed Elite Comfort hires former Dow Chemical executive Chris Chrisafides as CEO

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Banner Year for Private Equity Fundraising Bodes Well for M&A in 2017
The amount raised in 2016 was on par with 2014, the best year for PE fundraising since the financial crisis, finds Preqin; a record number of new PE funds is being marketed to investors at the start of 2017


Lending Will Accelerate, Spurred by More M&A, Say Antares Capital Co-CEOs
John Martin and David Brackett, co-CEOs of Antares Capital, say the loan market is robust for 2017

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Demitri Diakantonis

Demitri Diakantonis

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People Moves: Former Burger King and Pepsi Executive Mikel Durham Named CEO at Bregal Partners-Backed American Seafoods

Jan 18, 2017

Arsenal Capital-backed Elite Comfort hires former Dow Chemical executive Chris Chrisafides as CEO

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Blue Nile, Leslie’s and PersonalizationMall.com have drawn new buyers

HP Purchases Software Provider SimpliVity, After Target’s Rival Goes Public

Jan 18, 2017

AEI-backed Belcan, LLR Partners and Thompson Street recently made technology deals

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Jan 17, 2017

Atlas Air, Graycliff Partners and Nascent Technology have all made deals in the sector

L Catterton Backs Pool Products Supplier Leslie’s, Following Fund Close

Jan 17, 2017

AEA and Centerbridge also invested in similar companies

Newell Sells Rubbermaid Storage Business, Makes Progress with Portfolio Restructuring

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The company has put the Pine Mountain and Diamond brands up for sale; has a deal in place to sell Irwin Tools to Stanley Black & Decker

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Valve replacements and other innovations entice buyers, including Edwards Lifesciences, Medtronic and Teleflex

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Jan 11, 2017

Salesforce previously bought Demandware; Blackstone, Carlyle and Deluxe also made deals in the space

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Jan 5, 2017

Blackstone, HGGC and Summit Partners have among the other acquirers in the space

One Equity’s W.W. Williams Purchases Truck Repair Provider Desert Fleet

Jan 4, 2017

Carl Icahn, Platte River and Roark Capital also made deals in the sector

GTCR Creates New Trading Technology Provider

Jan 4, 2017

Dash Financial and LiquidPoint are merging to form Dash Financial Technologies

CD&R-Backed High Ridge Adds Reach Toothbrush Owner Dr. Fresh

Jan 3, 2017

The PE firm also backed Drive Devilbiss and Kalle

Pickup in M&A Predicted by Dealmakers, Following Republican Sweep

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Audax Group's Geoffrey Rehnert and Avante's Jeri Harman were among the dealmakers we interviewed at the 2016 ACG LA Business Conference

AEA-Backed ThreeSixty Purchases Sharper Image, Following FAO Schwarz Deal

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The PE firm also has a deal in place for glass bottle packager Tricorbraun

E-Commerce Analytics to the Rescue for Retailers, Under More Pressure in Holiday Season

Dec 29, 2016

Coveted targets include JDA Software, Mi9 Retail and ShopperTrak, as strategic buyers, such as Wal-Mart, and private equity firms, like Blackstone, compete head to head

Emily Waldorf

Dec 19, 2016

Sphere of Influence: Spearheads Campbell’s corporate direction and planning processes, including expanding the maker of well-known comfort foods into new, growing segments through the identification of acquisitions, such as Bolthouse Farms

People Moves: Michael Silverstein Joins Carlyle's Consumer Group, Former AT&T Executive Krish Prabhu Gets Hired by Siris Capital

Dec 16, 2016

Dana Mead has been named CEO at TPG Capital-backed medical device manufacturer Beaver-Visitec

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Dec 16, 2016

Sphere of Influence: As head of the healthcare practice at McGuireWoods, she advises on a wide range of deals in the sector, including physician-owned hospitals

Catherine Dargan

Dec 15, 2016

Sphere of Influence: Co-leads law firm Covington’s M&A practice and serves on the firm’s management committee

Amy Forrestal

Dec 15, 2016

Sphere of Influence: Brings vast experience advising on restaurant deals, including KFC and Taco Bell franchises, to her clients

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