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Pickup in M&A Predicted by Dealmakers, Following Republican Sweep
Audax Group's Geoffrey Rehnert and Avante's Jeri Harman were among the dealmakers we interviewed at the 2016 ACG LA Business Conference

Dealmaking

Index of M&A Activity: October Composite at 55.4
Leads for new deals hit a 2016 high, indicating that potential M&A pipelines are full and hurdles from a slow first half have been cleared

Private Equity

ParkerGale Closes $240M Debut Fund, Building Portfolio of Lower Middle-Market Tech Companies
The Software-as-a-Service model, with recurring revenues, is attractive to private equity, says ParkerGale co-founder Kristina Heinze, who spoke at Mergers & Acquisitions’ MM360 conference

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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

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Mary Kathleen Flynn

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ParkerGale Closes $240M Debut Fund, Building Portfolio of Lower Middle-Market Tech Companies

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The Software-as-a-Service model, with recurring revenues, is attractive to private equity, says ParkerGale co-founder Kristina Heinze, who spoke at Mergers & Acquisitions’ MM360 conference

ACG and President-Elect Trump Share Goals of Growing the Economy, Creating Jobs

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Gary LaBranche, CEO for the Association for Corporate Growth, vows to work with new Congress and administration to support middle-market growth

Who are the Most Influential Women in Mid-Market M&A? Nominations Due Today!

Nov 1, 2016

Send us your picks for female dealmakers on par with Avante’s Jeri Harman, the Riverside Co.’s Pam Hendrickson and Huron Capital's Gretchen Perkins (pictured)

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

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

Why Private Equity Firms and Strategic Buyers Love Pets

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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?

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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

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