People Moves of the Week

Riverside, Kainos Capital, Barclays
Riverside promotes Peter Tsang to partner; Kainos adds previous Nash Finch president as partner; Barclays returns former employee as managing director advising PE firms

Mid-Year M&A Update

Is 2015 Frontloaded?
Dealmakers enjoyed a busy first half of the year, but many see growth slowing over the next 12 months

Finance Finesse

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

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Lender News

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

GE Capital Sponsor Finance Buyer Expected to be Unregulated Group, Source Says

Potential bidders for the unit include Apollo, Ares, Blackstone, KKR, Mitsubishi UFJ and SunTrust

GE Capital Asia’s Japanese Commercial Finance Unit Said to Interest Mitsubishi UFJ and Sumitomo Mitsui

Japan’s banks are jumping on financial services assets all over the world; other recent deals include Mizuho Financial Group’s recent agreement to buy Royal Bank of Scotland

GE Capital Sponsor Finance Sale May Spell Good News for Competitors, Including Ares and Monroe Capital

Reported bidders for the coveted division -- which makes loans to PE-backed companies and includes GE Antares -- include Apollo, Ares Management, Blackstone, KKR, Mitsubishi UFJ and SunTrust

Carlyle to Tap Fund For Senior Secured
Bank Loans

The CLO, arranged by Citigroup, is Carlyle’s second 2015 fund in the U.S.

GE Capital's PE Lending Unit Said to Attract New Bidders in Blackstone & KKR

Apollo, Ares, SunTrust and Mitsubishi are reportedly also considering acquiring GE Capital Sponsor Finance

Interest Rate Environment is "Favorable," Says GE Antares CEO David Brackett

UPDATED -- The leader of the coveted unit of GE Capital Sponsor Finance, which sources expect to sell within 90 days, shares his assessment of interest rates and other trends affecting middle-market lending in this interview with Mergers & Acquisitions

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