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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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