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Cybersecurity Firms Draw Buyers, as Hackers Invade Agencies, Campaigns and Companies
Yahoo’s alert of the largest known breach of user information comes in the midst of Verizon's acquisition, underscoring the need for IT due diligence and cybersecurity providers

M&A

Pruning Process: 7 Consumer Goods Producers Buy & Sell to Grow
Procter & Gamble sold Duracell and is divesting 40-plus beauty brands; Clorox sold car cleaners and bought Renew Life probiotics; General Mills sold Green Giant and bought Epic Provisions

Private Equity

The Riverside Co. Doubles Down on Small Businesses with Fourth Micro-Cap Fund
The PE firm has backed many small businesses, including The Dermatology Group, Kasasa by BancVue, and SafeBuilt

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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

Lender News

Healthcare M&A Forecast Brightens, Say Dealmakers


The outlook for M&A in the healthcare sector was much more positive in August than it was earlier in the year, according to our monthly survey

Specialization Migrates Beyond Private Equity to Debt, Says Monroe Captial’s Ted Koenig


As the private debt market becomes more important as a finance source for the middle market, lenders need to provide differentiated offerings

Index of M&A Activity: August Composite at 53.2


Dealmakers reported increased dealflow in August, marking the third month of expansion and adding evidence of a rebound from the slow first half of the year

After M&A Stalled in First Six Months of 2016, Dealmakers Pin Hopes on Second Half


Family-owned and entrepreneur-backed businesses are especially motivated to sell in the lower middle market

Madison Capital Responds to New Private Equity Models


Andrew Bucolo leads the lender’s efforts to finance deals sourced by non-traditional firms

Energy M&A Expected to Rebound


While only modest growth is expected in the short term, dealmakers say M&A in the energy sector will improve over the next 12 months

Index of M&A Activity: July Composite at 51.8


The index components that track signed letters of intent, M&A business activity and M&A staffing all rose

Index of M&A Activity: June Composite at 52.3


Corporate divestitures were up, and credit was more widely available in June, elevating the MACI composite score

M&A Stalled in May, with Dealmakers Stymied by Election Uncertainty


Respondents to Mergers & Acquisitions’ monthly survey blame uncertainty about the pending U.S. elections for much of the current slowdown

Ares Capital Buys American Capital, as Mid-Market Lenders Fill Financing Gap


“The growing demand for capital from middle-market borrowers has created the need for flexible capital providers like us to fill the financing gap,” says Ares Management president Mike Arougheti

NewStar Enjoyed Record Growth, Racking Up Lender of the Year


Led by CEO Tim Conway, NewStar increased assets under management, solidified its relationship with GSO and purchased a competitor

Elusive Loans Lead PE Firms to Alternative Lenders


As credit tightens, Balance Point Capital and other non-regulated direct lenders fill the void

Chase Launches Online Small-Business Loan Platform with OnDeck Capital, Targeting Void in the Middle Market


Lenders, such as NewStar Financial, have found a niche in the market as a capital from banks continues to be less available

State Street to Buy GE Asset Management, Expanding in Private Equity and Real Estate


The deal is part of GE’s sweeping divestitures, which have included the sale of middle-market lending powerhouse Antares Capital

Antares’ John Martin and David Brackett Nurtured the Middle Market’s Largest Lender Through Competitive Sale, Scoring Dealmakers of the Year


Many bidders competed for the coveted target, which GE ultimately sold to Canada’s largest pension fund for $12 billion

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


Antares Capital co-CEOs David Brackett and John Martin, who won Dealmakers of the Year, are among those honored for outpacing the competition and expanding their businesses in 2015

What Makes a Winner?


Here’s the methodology behind Mergers & Acquisitions’ M&A Mid-Market Awards

Encina Capital, Oaktree Capital Join Forces to Launch Asset-Based Lender


Former Oaktree executive Andrew Salter leads Encina Capital

Financing Tightens for Mid-Market Companies


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

Has Mid-Market M&A Come to a Dead Stop, or is This a Momentary Pause?


Dealmaking in Q4 2015 dropped 26 percent from Q4 2014, and January 2016 was downright sluggish. How long will the lull last?

People Moves of the Week: CVC, Golden Gate, Kainos


CVC names Thomas Kichler head of industrials and energy; Golden Gate hires operating executive; Kainos adds head of business development

BDC NAV Problems Could Result in M&A


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

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