ACG to Spice Things Up, Cajun-Style, at InterGrowth 2016
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Accenture, IBM and Web.com have made acquisitions, following migration to social media sites and mobile devices

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Newell Rubbermaid Capped Growth Strategy with Beloved Elmer’s Glue, Sealing Strategic Buyer of the Year
The company also agreed to buy Yankee Candle owner and sold some non-core businesses

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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

Has Mid-Market M&A Come to a Dead Stop, or is This a Momentary Pause?

Feb 3, 2016

Dealmaking in Q4 2015 dropped 26 percent from Q4 2014, and January 2016 was downright sluggish. How long will the lull last?

Expectations for Energy M&A Have Plummeted Over Last Six Months

Feb 2, 2016

The short-term outlook for the energy sector is the lowest we’ve seen in any sector

Dealmaking Fell Further into Negative Territory in January

Feb 2, 2016

Leads for new deals and availability of financing were at their lowest levels on our monthly poll, which may portend a prolonged slowdown

Private Equity Firms Face Heightened Competition from Family Offices

Feb 1, 2016

The Pritzkers of Hyatt fame and other wealthy families are increasingly skipping PE firms and investing directly

Last Chance for Nominations: Who Should Win Deal of the Year?

Jan 29, 2016

The Jan. 31 deadline for Mergers & Acquisitions' 2015 M&A Mid-Market Awards is coming up quickly

Is Mid-Market M&A Still Falling? Participate Today in Our Monthly Survey

Jan 20, 2016

Dealmaking contracted in December for the first time in two years

Even Tech M&A Shows Signs of Upcoming Weakness

Jan 14, 2016

Expectations for tech M&A in the short term are much lower than previous polls, but activity may pick up again in the long run

Brynwood Partners Drinks Up Sunny D, an “Iconic” Brand with Slumping Sales

Jan 14, 2016

The PE firm will seek synergies between Sunny Delight and existing portfolio company Harvest Hill, maker of Juicy Juice

December Delivered More Deals than November, but Fewer than the Last Month of 2014

Jan 11, 2016

Sensata’s $1B purchase of Custom Sensors & Technologies ranked as the biggest mid-market acquisition to close in December 2015

Meet the Most Influential Women in Mid-Market M&A

Jan 4, 2016

Mergers & Acquisitions joins other SourceMedia brands in launching a special report that honors women in financial services, including Avante’s Jeri Harman and the Riverside’s Pam Hendrickson

Wynnchurch Leveraged Housing Recovery to Expand Portfolio in 2015

Dec 31, 2015

Sales of new homes in the U.S. have been strong, which is good news for Wynnchurch-backed pool maker Latham

Private Equity Firms Ramp Up Technology Investments

Dec 29, 2015

More firms are joining long-time tech investors such as Thoma Bravo and HGGC

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