Due Diligence

Cybersecurity Must Be Part of the M&A Process, says Eric Feldman, CIO of the Riverside Co.
The Yahoo data breach, coming in the midst of Verizon’s acquiring the struggling Internet company, provides a moment of reflection on cybersecurity


The Weekly Wrap: Bravo Sports, Trans World, US Foods
Bravo Sports buys Nutcase; Trans World acquires Etailz; US Foods purchases Save on Seafood

Private Equity

PE Firms Fundraising: Apollo Accord, Welkin Captial and Others
Summit Investors is also raising a fund

Digital Edition


Fund of Funds, Lender

ESOP, Recapitalization

Agriculture, Natural Resources

New York, Hong Kong

Northeast US, Asia/Pacific

United States, Canada


Influential Women

Mergers & Acquisitions’ special report celebrates 25 leading female transaction professionals, including Jeri Harman, founder of Avante Mezzanine Partners

Mid-Market Awards

Mergers & Acquisitions Names Winners of the 9th Annual M&A Mid-Market Awards


Mary Kathleen Flynn

Mary Kathleen Flynn

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Who are the Most Influential Women in Mid-Market M&A?

Oct 21, 2016

Send us your picks for female dealmakers on par with Avante’s Jeri Harman (pictured), the Riverside Co.’s Pam Hendrickson and Campbell Soup’s Emily Waldorf. Nominations are due Nov. 1, 2016

Bain Capital Credit Launches BDC to Make Direct Loans to Middle-Market Companies

Oct 7, 2016

Other PE firms that have formed BDCs include: Apollo, Carlyle, KKR and TPG

Why Private Equity Firms and Strategic Buyers Love Pets

Sep 30, 2016

Tractor Supply's purchase of Petsense and Smucker's acquisition of Gravy Train maker Big Heart Pet Brands from Vestar Capital leverage recurring revenue opportunities, from catnip to puppy pads

Minorities, Women “Grossly Under-Represented” in Capital Markets, says Robert L. Johnson

Sep 20, 2016

The creator of Black Entertainment Television (BET), who has thrived in private equity and real estate, talks about his latest launch, a middle-market investment bank

Can Robert L. Johnson Do for Investment Banking What He’s Done for Media, Private Equity and Hotel REITs?

Sep 19, 2016

The RLJ Way: Vision, strategic capital (like John Malone in BET) and talented management

After M&A Stalled in First Six Months of 2016, Dealmakers Pin Hopes on Second Half

Sep 2, 2016

Family-owned and entrepreneur-backed businesses are especially motivated to sell in the lower middle market

Opening Remarks

Aug 22, 2016

The Next Generation In Private Equity

Aug 22, 2016

Hear from fund managers who have started new private equity firms recently. Attendees will learn why they have launched new firms, how the expect to be successful and who they view as their competition.

Bankers' Forum: Hear What The Bankers Have To Say

Aug 22, 2016

The banker take the floor to give attendees rare insight into how they view the market today, where they expect deal flow to come from and how buyers can win deals.

M&A Plunged in June, Dealmakers Paralyzed by Uncertainty

Jul 7, 2016

The number of completed middle-market deals fell to 2009 levels, despite a reported increase of credit and an uptick in corporate divestitures

Mid-Market M&A Tumbled in First Quarter to Lowest Point Since 2009

May 25, 2016

Tightening credit and the uncertainty of an election year shrank Q1 deal volume to levels last seen in the wake of the Lehman Bros. collapse

Short-Term Future Not So Bright for Manufacturing

May 24, 2016

Tightening credit, volatile energy prices, and uncertainty about the November elections, continue to hamper M&A expectations

Mid-Market M&A Dropped Again in April

May 3, 2016

Despite the decline, survey respondents reported higher deal flow in April than most of the dismal first quarter

Health Care Deals Thrive, but Dealmakers Predict Significant Slowdown in Future Activity

Apr 11, 2016

The Affordable Care Act has been driving health care deals, but its impact is lessening over time, and its future is uncertain in this election year

M&A Slump Deepened in March

Apr 4, 2016

Leads for new deals flattened; the number of completed deals fell; and letters of intent dropped

Looking Back at Past Winners

Mar 16, 2016

Huron’s Gretchen Perkins brought home Dealmaker of the Year for 2014

Retail Outlook: More Deals, More Bankruptcies Ahead

Mar 14, 2016

Recent moves include: DSW’s purchase of Ebuys; Sears’ new loan; Men’s Wearhouse’s holding company; and Sports Authority’s Chapter 11 filing

Leads for New M&A Rose in February, but the Tally for Closed Deals Kept Falling

Mar 7, 2016

Availability of financing dropped to the lowest level since Mergers & Acquisitions began our monthly surveys in the fall of 2013

Today's Webinar: CyberSecurity Threats Drive M&A Deals

Feb 17, 2016

Join Mergers & Acquisitions for a webinar with the Riverside Co.’s Eric Feldman (pictured), the Chertoff Group’s Jason Kaufman and William Blair & Co.’s Scott Stevens

Worst January for Mid-Market M&A in 25 Years

Feb 10, 2016

The first month of 2016 delivered only half the number of closed deals as the same month in 2015, making it the least productive January for the middle market since 1991

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