Has Mid-Market M&A Come to a Dead Stop, or is This a Momentary Pause?
Dealmaking in Q4 2015 dropped 26 percent from Q4 2014, and January 2016 was downright sluggish. How long will the lull last?
Men's Wearhouse Devises Tailored Brands Holding Company to Protect Assets in Potential Bankruptcy
The retailer has suffered financially since its 2014 acquisition of Jos. A. Bank
Valuations Soared in 2015, Making it Tough for PE Firms to Compete with Strategic Buyers
Prices paid for lower middle-market targets averaged 9.1 times Ebitda, up from 7.8 in 2014, says GF Datas Graeme Frazier
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Sales of new homes in the U.S. have been strong, which is good news for Wynnchurch-backed pool maker LathamDecember 29, 2015
More firms are joining long-time tech investors such as Thoma Bravo and HGGCDecember 23, 2015
As COO of the Riverside Co., Pam Hendrickson helped the firm seal the deal for cookie business Tate's Bake Shop
Most technology companies are marketed as reoccurring revenue businesses, which is enticing to lenders, says David Kulakofsky of Madison Capital Funding. He adds that leverage multiples have increased in the last 12 to 18 months and should remain steady.
The growth characteristics of technology deals are often better than other industries. Tech companies often have cyclical growth trends that are independent of cycles making them attractive today, says Iveshu Bhatia of Audax Group.
Investors are looking at new opportunities with the idea that there will be a high likely hood of some form of economic downturn during their hold time, says Ian Blasco of Riverside Partners. With this in mind, the companies attracting the more interest are companies that are resilient to economic pressure with long-term contracted revenue streams.
C.R. Bard, Almost Family and Amedisys have been looking for acquisitions in the spaceJanuary 5, 2016
To keep demanding customers happy, XPO Logistics and others are making acquisitions to build servicesDecember 23, 2015
Lately, 3M has been realigning the part of the safety and graphics division that makes safety equipment through acquisitions and divestituresOctober 5, 2015
Technology advances and customer demand are driving deals, such as the recent Land OLakes merger with United SuppliersJuly 23, 2015
An uptick in deals, including Gibraltar's acquisitions of RBI Solar and Rough Brothers Manufacturing, stems from the anxiety over the ratcheting down of the federal solar investment tax creditMay 22, 2015
On the heels of Lynda.coms recent deal with LinkedIn, Riverside picks up Health & Safety Institute
Antares Capital co-CEO David Brackett says senior debt prices have gone upFebruary 1, 2016
Houlihan Capital's Andrew Smith says PE firms are paying out less dividend recaps with rising interest ratesDecember 30, 2015
The stock prices of BDCs are too low to raise more capital from the public marketsDecember 21, 2015
Dealmaking in the asset management space is underscored by Loeb president Jamie Kempner's recent strategic allianceNovember 24, 2015
CIT and Ares have recently formed joint ventures, as larger hold sizes help bring home dealsSeptember 29, 2015
The loan structure has staying power and is expected to remain popular if and when interest rates rise