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Healthy Appetite for Private Equity

“We went from a crash diet to resumption of a pretty healthy appetite for private equity,” says Terrence Mullen of Arsenal Capital Partners in this video with Mergers & Acquisitions contributing editor Danielle Fugazy. Today’s fundraising climate is “both competitive and discriminating.” For more on fundraising, see the May cover story, " Capital Commitments: 5 Winning Fundraising Strategies," and for news of the firm’s latest transaction, read " Profiled PE Firm Arsenal Makes a Deal."
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    ACG New York Women of Leadership - Entrepreneur Series
    Barbara Bradley Baekgaard, founder of Vera Bradley (Nasdaq: VRA), is the latest in a series of entrepreneurs highlighted at ACG New York Women of Leadership events. Photo credit: Robert Blumenfeld

    Watercooler

    GTCR, Hormel, the Riverside Co-CEOs and Others Win M&A Mid-Market Awards
    Amid a slow and challenging year for dealmaking, the winners of Mergers & Acquisitions’ 7th Annual M&A Mid-Market Awards outpaced the competition to grow, innovate and lead the middle market

    Dealmakers

    The Buyside:
    Disney, Warner Bros. Seek Next-Gen YouTubes

    Traditional Hollywood studios such as Disney and Warner Bros. are seeking next-generation YouTube content providers

    The Buyside

    Activist Investors Dig Into Mid Market
    Spurred on by the high-profile success of Carl Icahn and others, a growing crop of firms is looking further downstream

    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