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2014 Best Year for Middle-Market M&A Since 2007
Dealmakers predict 2015 will prove even better

Strategic Buyers

The Top 15 Middle-Market M&A Stories of 2014
The M&A Mid-Market Awards, the lower middle market, Vera Bradley’s growth story and five technologies driving health care deals were among the most popular transaction topics

People Moves of the Week

D.A. Davidson, Ropes & Gray, William Blair
D.A. Davidson brings in two M&A vets; Ropes & Gray hires partner; William Blair names Todd Speece head of West Coast equity capital markets

Special Report

Obama vs. Romney – Views from the Market

To uncover the private equity perspective on the race for the White House, Mergers & Acquisitions convened a special roundtable of dealmakers, including Audax co-founder Geoffrey Rehnert, who worked with former Governor Mitt Romney at Bain Capital for 15 years. We tracked other Bain-mates of Romney’s and took a look at President Barack Obama’s private equity supporters, too.

Videos

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Keeping America Competitive

September 24, 2012
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Friend of Mitt:
Geoffrey Rehnert

September 24, 2012
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The Middle Market Needs Certainty

September 24, 2012
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Obama Vs. Romney: One Investment Banker's Perspective

September 25, 2012
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What Small Business Needs: One State Senator's View

September 25, 2012
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Mr. President, Please Keep the Capital Gains Tax Rate as is

September 25, 2012
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"Mitt Romney Understands the Business Owner"

September 25, 2012
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Rules of the Game Need to be Set

September 25, 2012
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Cover Story

Friends of Mitt

Many of Romney's Bain-mates never left private equity. Here's a look at where they are today.

Roundtable

Presidential Politics & Private Equity

Mergers & Acquisitions convened a roundtable sponsored by Fifth Street Finance Corp. and Rutan & Tucker LLP to explore the impact of the 2012 presidential election on middle-market dealmaking

President Obama Has Friends in Private Equity, Too

In the 2012 race, the president continues to count members of the financial services community among his supporters

Welcome Wagon for Small Businesses?

Excerpts from Mergers & Acquisitions' interview with Leonard Tannenbaum, founder of Fifth Street Finance Corp. and the founder of the Keeping America Competitive PAC