People Moves of the Week

Gordon Brothers-AccuVal, AGC Partners, Madison Capital
Gordon Brothers affiliate hires Conrad Lauten to lead SE sales; AGC adds partner to Silicon Valley office; Madison hires head of mezz credit from Sankaty Advisors

Mid-Year M&A Update

Is 2015 Frontloaded?
Dealmakers enjoyed a busy first half of the year, but many see growth slowing over the next 12 months

Finance Finesse

Frothy Leverage Markets Move Multiples
“Multiples have moved into double-digit territory because of the emergence of the non-bank lending ecosystem,” says Rich Lawson, HGGC CEO

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Investment Banking

Pre-IPO, Houlihan Lokey Expands in Europe

Under CEO Scott Beiser, Houlihan has acquired Bridge Strategy, ArchPoint Partners, and now, McQueen

Piper Jaffray Buys BMO's GKST Bond Business, Ups Services

The firm, under CEO Andrew Duff, won Mergers & Acquisitions M&A Mid-Market Investment Bank of the Year Award for 2014 after building up i-banking through acquisitions

UBS Said to Hire Citigroup’s Jason Hutchings as Head of M&A for EMEA Energy Deals

The investment bank made several additions to its ranks, including JPMorgan’s Severin Brizay and Credit Suisse’s Laurent Bouvier

Houlihan Lokey Files for IPO as Boutiques Gain from Merger Boom

In addition to working on Priceline’s purchase of Kayak, Houlihan has advised on some of the largest bankruptcies in history, including Lehman and Enron

People Moves of the Week: Blue Wolf Capital, Fifth Street, Jefferies

Blue Wolf names new CEO of portfolio company; Fifth Street's Steven Noreika is promoted; Jefferies taps auto aftermarket team from BB&T

Small Deals Bring Dealmakers to the Windy City for AM&AA Summer Conference

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is scheduled to speak at the AM&AA Summer Conference

People Moves of the Week: Jones Day, Thoma Bravo, Mitchell SilberBerg & Knupp

Jones Day puts Catherine Martoughin in charge in Luxembourg; Thoma Bravo promotes Arvindh Kumar and Chip Virnig; Richardson & Patel attorneys join Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp

Spotlight on Latin America

U.S. private equity investment in Brazil, Colombia and Mexico is at an all-time high, as we explore in the July issue of Mergers & Acquisitions, featuring Jones Day’s Michael McGuinness

People Moves of the Week:
Goldpoint Partners, Deloitte, CMF Associates

Goldpoint taps former Blackstone exec to be CFO; Deloitte hires FDIC veteran; CMF expands Detroit office with Ashley Dunbar

ATL Acquires MedConx and Expands Footprint in Costa Rica

Buying MedConx allows ATL to gain a manufacturing space in the country's capital

New York Life Hires Barclays’s Khalil for Mergers, Acquisitions

Saad Khalil's arrival comes on the heels of New York Life's purchase of IndexIQ

People Moves of the Week: Houlihan Lokey, Meketa Investment Group, Gordon Brothers

Mesa co-founder Mark Patricof to join Houlihan Lokey through deal; Meketa name co-CEOs; Gordon Brothers expands valuation division

Latin America: Land of Opportunity for M&A Pros

Many investors seek deals in Brazil, Colombia and Mexico, from U.S. PE firms, such as Advent International, to “multilatinas,” such as Brazil’s AB InBev and Colombia’s Grupo Sura

‘Let’s Go See the Guy’: The Life and Times of JP Morgan's Jimmy Lee

Lee pioneered the market for syndicated loans, in which banks band together to lend money, rather than make loans on their own

Starbreeze Signs 3 Deals As M&A Volume in the Video Game Space Grows

The purchases come amid recent news from Razer, Sega and Microsoft

People Moves of the Week: AlpInvest, KeyBanc, Star Mountain

AlpInvest taps new managing director; KeyBanc adds to its health care group; Star Mountain brings in former Morgan Stanley CEO John Mack

Expectations for Financial Services M&A are High, but There’s Less Irrational Exuberance

Dealmakers aren’t quite as enthusiastic as they were after the mid-term elections in late 2014

The Weekly Wrap: Campbell Soup, Ametek,
GE Antares

Campbell Soup takes over Garden Fresh; Ametek acquires Cognex division; the GE Antares auction ends

People Moves of the Week: Perella Weinberg, Jones Walker, Corporate Resolutions

A partner returns to Perella; Jones Walker hires former senator's legislative assistant; Kenneth Springer joins Corporate Resolutions as senior VP

People Moves of the Week: Evercore, Fried Frank, Barnes & Thornberg

Evercore hires new head of capital markets; Fried Frank hires three partners; Barnes & Thornberg taps entertainment adviser Carolyn Hunt

Attention Dealmakers: Close Deals While You Still Can

Check out the June issue of Mergers & Acquisitions and our cover story, featuring the race to close deals

Sound Bites:
Video Highlights from ACG’s InterGrowth 2015

Dealmakers, including Mike Bernstein of Baird Capital and Sarah Bradley of Kainos Capital, weigh in on a range of topics from health care to food M&A

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