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Wrap Up

M&A Rose in Q3
The first three quarters of the year delivered the highest middle-market deal value for the period in five years

Experts Corner:

Growth in Construction Sector Spurs M&A
The construction products industry is fragmented, making it ripe for consolidation, explains Ridgemont Equity Partners’ Rob Edwards

The Buyside

Tax-Inversion Deals Increase Despite Criticism
Canada's 26.5 percent corporate tax rate is luring Burger King to ditch Miami headquarters

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