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Buyer Beware: Look Under the IT Hood
The state and scalability of a target's infrastructure are important factors to assess before buying, says Paranet's David Boone

Financial Services

Lower Middle-Market Dealmakers Flock to Chicago for AM&AA Summer Conference
Highlights include keynote speeches from Jones Day's Andrew Sherman and CohnReznik's Patrick O'Keefe and a Chicago Cubs game at Wrigley Field

Consumer Goods & Retail

Samsonite Continues Deal Spree with $85M Gregory Mountain Products Buy
After buying Speck and Lipault earlier in 2014, the luggage maker increased its credit facility while it evaluates other targets

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Lenders Show Love for Packaging


Packaging acquisitions are generally attractive to investors, according to Quad-C partner Frank Winslow

American Apparel Is Said to Strike Rescue Deal With Investor


The financing deal gives a lifeline to the unprofitable retailer after the ouster of founder Dov Charney

CIT Grabs Lender Direct Capital


The deal follows lender acquisitions by Moody's and Ares

NPC International Adds to Wendy’s Franchises for $58M


The deal follows franchise acquisitions by Bain Capital, and TriArtisan and Sentinel

Finance Finesse:
Mid-Market CLOs Gain Respectability


The interest rate premium for the top tranche of a middle-market CLO has fallen by about 50 percent, according to NXT Capital's Neil Rudd

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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


Recent deals by Apollo Global Management, TPG Capital and Roark Capital underscore trend

LENDER OF THE YEAR:
Fifth Street Management


Despite the competitive lending environment that 2013 presented, Fifth Street's deal volume increased dramatically

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

Pressure Remains High on Lenders


As investors search for yield, stress remains high on covenants and structures

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