People Moves of the Week:

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


ACG Hosts Conferences in Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Chicago
October marks season of networking with the ACG Los Angeles Business Conference, M&A East and the ACG Midwest Capital Connection

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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Lender News

American Apparel’s Potential NYSE Delisting Calls Attention to Challenges Retailers Face

A close look at the turnarounds of Abercrombie, American Apparel, American Eagle, Sears and Wet Seal, plus the opportunities retail troubles give middle-market dealmakers

Unitranche Loans Charm PE Firms

The loan structure has staying power and is expected to remain popular if and when interest rates rise

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

'Patriotic’ BDC Seeks to Tilt Social Investing to the Right

The group is looking to raise cash to fund companies involved in fossil fuels, firearms and other increasingly controversial sectors being shunned by proponents of “socially responsible investing”

Ardian's New Debt Fund Reveals Faith in European Middle Market

The PE firm, led by Dominique Senequier, will finance middle-market deals in Europe with a new debt fund that has already made nine investments

Mid-Market Loans Lure Investors

Capitala Finance, Mosiac Capital Partners and Fifth Street Senior Floating Rate line up for middle-market loans

Regulators Approve CIT-OneWest Merger — With Conditions

CIT would blow past the $50B threshold for institutions deemed systemically important as a result of the merger

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

Mosaic’s Debut SBIC Fund Eyes Lower Middle Market

The PE firm's investments include the Apothecary Shoppe and Express Medical Transporters

Capitala Finance and Cion Create JV Fund to Invest in Mid-Market Loans

Cion is sub-advised by Apollo Investment Management

GE Sells GE Capital Europe Buyout Unit to Sumitomo Mitsui

The deal follows GE's planned sale of GE Antares to CPPIB, and fleet unit to Element Financial

GE Capital’s Fleet Assets Go to Another Canadian Company

The sale to Element Financial follows Canada Pension Plan Investment Board’s purchase of GE’s U.S. private-equity lending business, including Antares

Middle Market CLOs Face Same Headwinds As Other Lenders

Competition could increase because of Canada Pension Plan's acquisition of GE Capital's Sponsor Finance business

Round Two: BDCs Make a New Pitch for More Leverage

Legislation to increase the amount of leverage in the portfolios of BDCs will be reintroduced

Hold Size Matters in Frothy M&A Market

Buyers want to close quickly, says David Brackett, CEO of GE Antares, which was just sold to Canada Pension Plan

The Weekly Wrap: Campbell Soup, Ametek,
GE Antares

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

For GE Capital’s Coveted Antares Unit, New Owner Means Expansion Beyond Senior Debt

The middle-market’s top senior loan provider expects to offer mezzanine and junior debt after GE’s sale to CPPIB closes, Antares CEO David Brackett tells Mergers & Acquisitions

GE Capital’s Coveted PE Lending Unit Sells to Canada Pension Plan

CPPIB reportedly outbid Apollo, Ares, Blackstone, KKR, Mitsubishi UFJ and SunTrust Banks. Pictured: CPPIB CEO Mark Wiseman

GE Capital Close to Finalizing Deal for PE Lending Unit with Canada Pension Fund

GE, under CEO Jeffrey Immelt, is also mid-sales process for its health care, railcar, franchise and commercial lending units

GE Continues Selling Loan Assets, as Sale of GE Capital Sponsor Finance Group Looms

In the latest development, General Electric reportedly has hired investment banks to sell the health care, railcar and franchise divisions

GE Said to Hire Banks to Sell Health Care, Railcar, Franchise Loan Assets

JP Morgan Chase, Deutsche Bank and Barclays have reportedly been drafted

GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt Expects to Reach Deals for GE Capital Soon

Immelt says deals will be struck this quarter for as much as $30 billion of financial businesses as the company shrinks GE Capital

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