Mid-Market Awards

Thoma Bravo Snagged TravelClick to Win DEAL OF THE YEAR
The PE firm’s purchase blended two game-changing trends: cloud computing and travel services

Mid-Market Awards

GE Capital Grew Middle-Market Business to Take LENDER OF THE YEAR
The lending unit of General Electric added a new unit and increased the number of loans for PE platform acquisitions


PPG Bought a Quartet of Mid-Market Competitors to Capture STRATEGIC BUYER OF THE YEAR
The paints and coatings company snatched up Homax Group, Masterwork Paint, Hi-Temp Coatings Technology and Canal Supplies

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Firm: HGGC

In the news: HGGC Thrived in Transition to Reap PRIVATE EQUITY FIRM OF THE YEAR



Investment Banking

Piper Jaffray More Than Doubled Dealflow to Gain INVESTMENT BANK OF THE YEAR

The bank’s acquisitions of Edgeview Partners and Partnership Capital helped propel growth

People Moves of the Week: Akoya Capital Partners, Moelis & Co., Carlyle Group

Akoya hires former Arens Controls CEO; Moelis taps tech specialist; Carlyle pairs Stephen Wise and Karen Bechtel to oversee health care team

Private Equity Perspective:
Four Firms Win M&A Mid-Market Awards

HGGC’s leadership team took home PE Firm of the Year, but we also honored Huron, Riverside Thoma Bravo

Heinz’s $46B Kraft Bid Is a Megadeal Without a Megabank

Choosing boutique banks over bulge-bracket firms, Heinz hired Lazard, and Kraft picked Centerview

People Moves of the Week: Silverfern Group, K&L Gates, Sagent Advisors

Silverfern hires new head of capital strategies; Sagent names Bill Kohr and Joseph Donohue co-CEOs

Meet Huron Capital's Gretchen Perkins and All the Winners of the M&A Mid-Market Awards for 2014

GE Capital, HGGC, Jones Day, Piper Jaffray, PPG, the Riverside Co, Thoma Bravo and Huron Capital’s Perkins take home prizes

People Moves of the Week: Blackhill Partners, William Blair, McGlinchey Stafford

Blackhill promotes two bankers; William Blair hires new managing director; McGlinchey Stafford taps Richard Pelliccio for the firm's Albany, N.Y., office

People Moves of the Week: Clayton Dubilier & Rice, BlackRock, Dickstein Shapiro

BlackRock hires new managaing director; Dickstein Shapiro grows corporate finance practice; CD&R names Jillian Griffiths COO

Stifel to Buy Sterne Agee for $150M in Cash, Shares

Under CEO Ron Kruszewski, Stifel has bought KBW and Thomas Weisel Partners, as shrinking margins and new regulations have prompted broker-dealers to combine or close

People Moves of the Week: 3i Group, Greenhill, Cantor Fitzgerald

3i hires three; Greenhill grabs new managing director; Cantor Fitzgerald names Steven Bisgay CFO

Ibank Greenhill Pays Up to $98M for Cogent Partners

Cogent's eight managing directors, including Chris Bonfield, will join Greenfield

People Moves of the Week: Evercore, Oak Hill, Dresner Partners

Evercore names new senior managing director; Oak Hill taps Investcorp; Dresner hires Patrick Cavanagh to lead the firm's consumer products team

Last Call for Nominations!

The deadline for the M&A Mid-Market Awards is Jan. 31 (no exceptions). Send in your submissions now.

People Moves of the Week: Clarus Ventures, Riverside Partners, Siedman & Bancroft

Clarus calls up new managing director; Riverside announces several promotions; Siedman & Bancroft hires associate Maria Garrett

Most Active 2014 Mid-Market Investment Banks
by Volume and Value

Stifel/KBW and JP Morgan advised on the most completed middle-market transactions

People Moves of the Week: Ziegler, JMI Equity, Carl Marks

Ziegler sets up PE segment with Contemporary Healthcare Capital co-founder Eric Smith; JMI Equity shakes up roster; Carl Marks promotes three

People Moves of the Week: D.A. Davidson, Ropes & Gray, William Blair

D.A. Davidson brings in two M&A vets; Ropes & Gray hires partner; William Blair names Todd Speece head of West Coast equity capital markets

People Moves of the Week: Berkshire Partners, WeiserMazars, Keybanc

Berkshire promotes three; WeiserMazars hires new partner; KeyBanc brings in Scott Irvin

Citi to Exit Retail Banking Business in Japan

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking agrees to buy the unit, one of many Citigroup is expected to divest in the future

People Moves of the Week: Watermill Group, First Reserve, Pamlico Capital

Watermill announces three new hires; First Reserve names two new managing directors; Pamlico promotes both Eric Wilkins and Stuart Christhilf

People Moves of the Week: Haynes and Boone, K&L Gates, Squire Patton Boggs

Haynes and Boone hires IP specialist; K&L adds former LipoScience VP; Squire Patton Boggs enlists David Schnittger, deputy chief of staff to U.S. House Speaker John Boehner

People Moves of the Week: Venable, DLA Piper, Silicon Valley Bank

Venable hires bankruptcy specialist; DLA taps former FDIC chair Sheila Blair; SVB enlists Wibke Pendse as managing director

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