Private Equity Firms Double Down on Technology Deals
Tech-focused firms, like Thoma Bravo, HGGC and ParkerGale, are raising funds, and generalists like the Riverside Co. are boosting investment in the sector


Renesas, Samsung, Verizon chase auto tech makers
Intersil, Fleetmatics and Harman are some recent targets in the sector


Huron Closes New Fund in 3 Months, Riding PE Fundraising Wave
The Detroit PE firm focuses on lower middle-market companies, like colorful sock maker Sabg

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Influential Women

The second edition of Mergers & Acquisitions’ special report celebrates 35 leading female transaction professionals, including Kristina Heinze, co-founder of ParkerGale

Mid-Market Awards

Who should win Mergers & Acquisitions’ 10th Annual M&A Mid-Market Awards for 2016?

Lender News

Cybersecurity, SaaS Will Accelerate Tech M&A in 2017

Companies seeking to improve efficiency in a wide range of industries will drive dealmaking in TMT, according to Mergers & Acquisitions’ monthly survey

Prudential Capital Raises 5th Fund, Underscoring Strength in Mezzanine Financing

Mezzanine debt funds ruled in 2016 with capital raises from Audax and Carlyle

Jaguar Closes First Real Estate Fund, as PE Firms Continue Raising

Aliansce, LatAm Logistic and Tenda have all received capital commitments from the fund

Lending Will Accelerate, Spurred by More M&A, Say Antares Capital Co-CEOs

John Martin and David Brackett, co-CEOs of Antares Capital, say the loan market is robust for 2017

Carousel Closes Fifth Buyout Fund, Following Banner Year for PE Firms’ Raising Efforts

Express Oil Change & Service Center, a car-care facility, received investments from the firm’s previous buyout fund

Index of M&A Activity: December Composite at 55.4

Dealflow accelerated in December, as M&A professionals wrapped up transactions before year-end and expressed optimism about 2017

Marilyn Adler

Sphere of Influence: Heads Medley Capital’s SBIC fund, contributes to the SBIA and ACG New York, and lobbies on behalf of the middle market on Capitol Hill

Financial Services M&A to Pick Up, Say Dealmakers

Survey participants expect dealmaking to benefit from a wave of deregulation of the financial services industry under a Republican president and Congress

Robin Engelson

Sphere of Influence: Founder and managing partner; holds nearly 32 years of experience in lending and investment banking; and serves on several executive boards

Carey Davidson

Sphere of Influence: Initiated Monroe’s capital markets function, leads buy-side club originations, relationship management, and marketing as well as sell-side syndications

Christine Tiseo

Sphere of Influence: Runs financing processes for private equity firms that are making leveraged acquisitions, refinancing companies or issuing dividend recapitalizations

Tricia Marks

Sphere of Influence: Manages the firm’s loan syndication effort and third-party capital, and serves on the investment committee

Karin Kovacic

Sphere of Influence: Spearheads new business development and deal origination for the BNY Mellon subsidiary; chairs ACG Connecticut chapter; serves on the boards of AM&AA and ACG Global

Jeri Harman

Sphere of Influence: Runs one of the most active lending shops in the middle market, co-chairs the annual ACG Los Angeles Business Conference and serves as vice chair of the SBIA

Mary Gaede

Sphere of Influence: Handles West Coast private equity clients for Antares, the biggest lender in the middle market

Index of M&A Activity: November Composite at 50.8

While dealflow slowed in November during the uncertainty of the election, most dealmakers said the lull was temporary and that the new administration will boost deal activity

Carlyle Closes Fourth CLO, as Debt Funds Rise in Popularity

The PE firm recently raised an energy-focused credit fund along with CLOs in 2015 and 2014

Mezzanine Debt Ruled in 2016, as Other Forms of Debt Faltered

Audax and Carlyle recently raised mezzanine debt funds

Gryphon Closes Fourth Fund to Back Consumer Goods, Healthcare and Business Services

The fund has already invested in fire safety consulting firm Jensen Hughes

Index of M&A Activity: October Composite at 55.4

Leads for new deals hit a 2016 high, indicating that potential M&A pipelines are full and hurdles from a slow first half have been cleared

Littlejohn’s Wellfleet Closes CLO Fund to Back Mid-Market Businesses

Audax, Carlyle, Monroe Capital, and NXT Capital all raised loan funds

Audax Closes Mid-Market Senior Loan Fund, Following Mezzanine Capital Raise

Carlyle, Monroe and NXT also raised debt funds

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