People Moves of the Week:

Cook M&A, Houlihan Lokey, Piper Jaffray
Cook M&A names Michael Olson vice president; Houlihan Lokey hires transaction advisory head; Piper Jaffray acquires energy investment bank

Private Equity

The Rise of the Operating Partner
Baird Capital’s Roberto Ferranti, Riverside’s Jeff Goodman, Excellere’s John Lanier, Northstar Aerospace’s David McConnaughey and Graham’s Dan Soroka (pictured) help portfolio companies improve processes and trim costs

Emerging Markets

As China’s Economy Falters, Southeast Asia Attracts Dealmakers
Inexpensive manufacturing and increased consumerism make Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam appealing to private equity firms and strategic buyers from all over the world

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People Moves of the Week: Cook M&A, Houlihan Lokey, Piper Jaffray

Cook M&A names Michael Olson vice president; Houlihan Lokey hires transaction advisory head; Piper Jaffray acquires energy investment bank

Piper Jaffray Buys Energy I-Bank Simmons, as Dealmakers Expect More Sector M&A

For Investment Bank of the Year winner Piper Jaffray, led by CEO Andrew Duff, the deal follows acquisitions of Edgeview, Partnership Capital and BMO Capital Markets GKST

People Moves of the Week: Cascadia, Haskell, High Road

Cascadia names Ann Watson COO; Haskell adds audit manager; High Road hires partner

People Moves of the Week: Golub, Hall, Victory Park

Golub hires Joseph Wilson as managing director; Hall names audit director; Victory Park adds new business development head

Virtusa Picks Up Majority Stake in Polaris to Expand I-Bank Consulting Services

The deal follows Regions' purchase of mid-market investment bank BlackArch

People Moves of the Week: Tillerman, Arsenal, Goodwin

Remos Lenio co-founds new i-bank Tillerman; Arsenal adds operating partner; Goodwin expands Boston office

Regions Adds Mid-Market I-Bank BlackArch, as Financial Services Drive M&A

Houlihan Lokey, NorthStar and Hellman & Friedman have also announced financial services acquisitions recently

People Moves of the Week: Objective, Oppenheimer, Littlejohn

Objective hires David Crean; Oppenheimer expands industrial technology group; Littlejohn names business development head

People Moves of the Week: CohnReznick, MB Business, WeiserMazars

CohnReznick names Frank Longobardi CEO; MB Business expands in Southwest; WeiserMazars promotes seven

People Moves of the Week: KeyBanc, Madison Capital, New Heights

KeyBanc hires Keith Buchanan; Madison Capital promotes three; New Heights adds two

People Moves of the Week: Thoma Bravo, MSD, Perella Weinberg

Thoma Bravo hires Jennifer James; Michael Dell's investment managers add private equity head; Perella Weinberg expands consumer group

Legislation Could Cement Broker-Dealer Rules

Warner Norcross' Shane Hansen says Congress may solidify legislation allowing some advisers to skip registering as broker-dealers to execute certain transactions

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

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