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Lending

Elusive Loans Lead PE Firms to Alternative Lenders
As credit tightens, Balance Point Capital and other non-regulated direct lenders fill the void

M&A

Marketers Go Digital, Attracting Buyers
Accenture, IBM and Web.com have made acquisitions, following migration to social media sites and mobile devices

Strategic Buyers

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

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