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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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    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

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    Fund of Funds, Lender

    ESOP, Recapitalization

    Agriculture, Natural Resources

    New York, Hong Kong

    Northeast US, Asia/Pacific

    United States, Canada

     

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    Ron Nayot

    Managing Director

    Firm: Diversis Capital

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    Private Equity Perspective

    A Look Back at the Awards Process [COLUMN]

    The winners of our annual Mid-Market Awards, announced on March 19, demonstrate innovation, among many other things

    Fundraising Environment Warms Up, Finally [Private Equity Perspective]

    Two of the three private equity firms that won Mergers & Acquisitions’ M&A Mid-Market Awards in 2014 have recently raised their largest funds ever

    Private Equity Perspective:
    Nova Capital Likes Corporate Carve-Outs
    [COLUMNS]

    Partner David Jacobs describes the company's strategy, which includes a focus on North America

    Eternal Optimists [Private Equity Perspective]

    As 2013 draws to a close, momentum builds in middle-market M&A, and optimism abounds in dealmaker surveys

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    The Buyside

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

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

    Activist Investors Dig Into Mid Market [The Buyside]

    Spurred on by the high-profile success of Carl Icahn and others, a growing crop of firms is looking further downstream

    The Buyside:
    Deals Abound as Ford Goes Aluminum
    [COLUMN]

    A new shift in auto manufacturing may bode well for buyers in the space

    The Buyside:
    Feds Caution Buyers on Oil-by-Rail Trend
    [COLUMNS]

    Strategic buyers and PE firms may have to fend against intense scrutiny following a string of explosive train accidents

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    Finance Finesse

    Finance Finesse:
    Specialized Investment Banks Spring Up
    [Columns]

    De Nes Partners and Slate Partners are new investment banks serving a particular niche

    Debt Markets Nourish Restaurant M&A [Finance Finesse]

    Recent deals by Apollo Global Management, TPG Capital and Roark Capital underscore trend

    Finance Finesse:
    Banking on Borrowing

    Until interest rates rise, you will continue to see money flow into the leveraged loan space, says John Finnerty, senior managing director, NXT Capital LLC

    Finance Finesse:
    Unitranche Structures Face Competition
    [COLUMNS]

    Senior cash flow lenders and mezzanine lenders are picking up market share

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    Marketing Solutions

    Marketing Solutions:
    The Data-Driven Approach
    [COLUMN]

    Leveraging information without losing your 'cool'

    Adding Value To Your Messaging [Marketing Solutions]

    Give your prospects a reason to care

    Customers Reign [Marketing Solutions]

    Marketers should work with customers during the product-development process

    Finding the Right Way to be Disruptive

    For concepts like content marketing and lead generation, the measurements of success are constantly evolving, but the basic definitions really haven't changed

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