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Commercial Banks Move Away From Lending

Genstar Capital has seen a decrease in commercial banks competing as lenders on their deals. The firm has turned more toward specialty lenders to finance deals in today’s environment, says Genstar Capital, LLC’s Ryan Clark in this video with Mergers & Acquisitions contributing editor Danielle Fugazy. For more, see the roundtable discussion co-sponsored by Madison Capital Funding and KattenMuchinRosenman LLP, " “Financial Services Companies Heat Up M&A Market.”
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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


    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


    Financial Services Companies Heat Up M&A Market
    Speakers from Flexpoint Ford, Genstar Capital, Baird Capital, Madison Capital Funding and Katten Muchin Rosenman discuss the various factors playing a role in M&A activity within the financial services space

    Expert's Corner

    Pursuing Pharma Manufacturing
    The fragmented pharmaceutical manufacturing industry provides plenty of opportunities for private equity investors, says JLL Partners founder Paul Levy


    Fund of Funds, Lender

    ESOP, Recapitalization

    Agriculture, Natural Resources

    New York, Hong Kong

    Northeast US, Asia/Pacific

    United States, Canada


    People Database

    Exclusive data on top players in capital markets

    Jack Abramoff

    American former lobbyist, businessman, movie producer, writer


    Digital Edition


    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

    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

    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

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

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

    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

    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

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

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    Marketing Solutions

    Marketing Solutions:
    The Data-Driven Approach

    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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