Pickup in M&A Predicted by Dealmakers, Following Republican Sweep
Audax Group's Geoffrey Rehnert and Avante's Jeri Harman were among the dealmakers we interviewed at the 2016 ACG LA Business Conference


Index of M&A Activity: October Composite at 55.4
Leads for new deals hit a 2016 high, indicating that potential M&A pipelines are full and hurdles from a slow first half have been cleared

Private Equity

ParkerGale Closes $240M Debut Fund, Building Portfolio of Lower Middle-Market Tech Companies
The Software-as-a-Service model, with recurring revenues, is attractive to private equity, says ParkerGale co-founder Kristina Heinze, who spoke at Mergers & Acquisitions’ MM360 conference

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Influential Women

Mergers & Acquisitions’ special report celebrates 25 leading female transaction professionals, including Jeri Harman, founder of Avante Mezzanine Partners

Mid-Market Awards

Mergers & Acquisitions Names Winners of the 9th Annual M&A Mid-Market Awards

Private Equity Perspective

Wynnchurch Leveraged Housing Recovery to Expand Portfolio in 2015

Sales of new homes in the U.S. have been strong, which is good news for Wynnchurch-backed pool maker Latham

Private Equity Firms Ramp Up Technology Investments

More firms are joining long-time tech investors such as Thoma Bravo and HGGC

PE Firms with Female Execs Boast Competitive Advantage

As COO of the Riverside Co., Pam Hendrickson helped the firm seal the deal for cookie business Tate's Bake Shop

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The Buyside

Marketers Go Digital, Attracting Buyers

Accenture, IBM and Web.com have made acquisitions, following migration to social media sites and mobile devices

Graphic Packaging to Seek More Deals, as Emerging Markets Develop

The folding carton producer recently purchased G-Box and WG Anderson

Aging Population Drives Home Nursing Deals

C.R. Bard, Almost Family and Amedisys have been looking for acquisitions in the space

E-Commerce Delivers Logistics Deals

To keep demanding customers happy, XPO Logistics and others are making acquisitions to build services

3M Moves Beyond Scotch Tape for Growth

Lately, 3M has been realigning the part of the safety and graphics division that makes safety equipment through acquisitions and divestitures

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Finance Finesse

Financing Tightens for Mid-Market Companies

Antares Capital co-CEO David Brackett says senior debt prices have gone up

As Dividend Recaps Decline, Investors Look Elsewhere

Houlihan Capital's Andrew Smith says PE firms are paying out less dividend recaps with rising interest rates

BDC NAV Problems Could Result in M&A

The stock prices of BDCs are too low to raise more capital from the public markets

Dealmakers are Banking on Asset Management

Dealmaking in the asset management space is underscored by Loeb president Jamie Kempner's recent strategic alliance

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