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Cook M&A, Houlihan Lokey, Piper Jaffray
Cook M&A names Michael Olson vice president; Houlihan Lokey hires transaction advisory head; Piper Jaffray acquires energy investment bank

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The Rise of the Operating Partner
Baird Capital’s Roberto Ferranti, Riverside’s Jeff Goodman, Excellere’s John Lanier, Northstar Aerospace’s David McConnaughey and Graham’s Dan Soroka (pictured) help portfolio companies improve processes and trim costs

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As China’s Economy Falters, Southeast Asia Attracts Dealmakers
Inexpensive manufacturing and increased consumerism make Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam appealing to private equity firms and strategic buyers from all over the world

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Video to Drive Deals, As Consumers Migrate to Mobile

Nov 25, 2015

Amazon's Elemental Technologies purchase is just one deal fueled by interest in mobile video

Cloud-Computing will Keep the Deals Coming

Nov 24, 2015

Amazon, Cisco and Francisco Partners have made recent acquisitions in the sector

Lower Middle Market Provides Bright Spot in Slowing M&A Climate

Nov 23, 2015

Firms that focus on the smaller end of the market, including Audax Private Equity, boasted success in 2015, says Audax MD Jay Jester

Middle-Market Dealflow Will Continue to Decline

Nov 20, 2015

Transactions of less than $1B have been slowing down, and dealmakers predict that trend will stick around

Forecast for Post-Holiday Consumer Goods M&A Growth is Limited

Nov 16, 2015

For the short-term, deals in the sector are expected to proliferate

Dealmakers Closed 100 Fewer Transactions in October than the Same Month Last Year

Nov 10, 2015

Among the 154 transactions that managed to close were: Gerresheimer’s acquisition of rival Centor; Newell Rubbermaid’s purchase of Elmer’s glue and Krazy Glue brands; and ITT’s addition of car brakes maker Wolverine

Leads for New Deals Soared in October, but Closed Transactions Continued to Fall

Nov 5, 2015

Participants in Mergers & Acquisitions’ monthly survey reported being busy during the month, which was packed with ACG conferences

Crunching the Numbers: What to Look Out for in Q4

Nov 2, 2015

Though momentum started off well, middle-market M&A has experienced a significant slowdown

Restaurateur Danny Meyer, of Union Square Café and Shake Shack Fame, Urges Dealmakers to Focus on Hospitality

Oct 21, 2015

The CEO of Leonard Green-backed Union Square Hospitality Group advised ACG Philadelphia’s M&A East attendees to “make your company a favorite”

Mid-Market M&A Stall Continued in September, Dealmakers Say

Oct 19, 2015

Survey participants cite many concerns, including the upcoming U.S. elections, volatile oil prices, China’s slowing economy, the Syrian refugee crisis and military conflicts throughout the world

Growth in Manufacturing M&A Will Slow Down, Dealmakers Predict

Oct 15, 2015

Investcorp and Olympus Partners have closed manufacturing deals recently

Middle-Market M&A Continued Downward Trend in Third Quarter

Oct 7, 2015

Nevertheless, demand for cloud services fueled Cisco’s acquisition of OpenDNS and Francisco Partner’s investment in ClickSoftware, and consumer interest in healthy eating fed Hormel’s purchase of Applegate

Audax Closes 500th Deal with Dermatology Add-On

Sep 28, 2015

“Buy and build is the central theme of our investment strategy,” says Audax Group co-CEO Geoffrey Rehnert

GE Capital’s Private Equity Arm Reportedly Bought by Dominique Senequier’s Ardian

Sep 24, 2015

The move follows GE’s sale of Antares Capital to Canada’s largest pension fund, as GE exits alternative investments

KeyCorp CEO Beth Mooney Named American Banker’s Most Powerful Woman in Banking for Third Year in a Row

Sep 22, 2015

The SourceMedia tradition of honoring business female leaders will continue in the January 2016 issue of Mergers & Acquisitions with the inaugural The 25 Most Influential Women in Mid-Market M&A

Health Care M&A Still Expanding, but More Slowly

Sep 15, 2015

Mednax and IBM have recently made acquisitions in the health care sector

More Signs of a Slowdown in Middle-Market M&A

Sep 14, 2015

August was the fourth month in a row to deliver fewer completed deals -- and the fifth month in a row to generate lower deal value -- than the same month the previous year

Middle-Market Momentum Stalled in August

Sep 10, 2015

Deal leads declined for the third month in a row, and completed deals also dropped

Amazon Web Services Expands Cloud Offerings with Video Tech Provider Elemental

Sep 4, 2015

VC-backed Elemental provides the technology behind BBC’s iPlayer, CNNGo, ESPN ScoreCenter, HBO GO, MSNBC Shift, Sky Go and Sky Now

ACG to Open Office in Washington, D.C., in Public Policy Push

Sep 3, 2015

The global group is promoting Amber Landis to vice president of public policy

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