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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?

Turnaround Talk

Men's Wearhouse Devises Tailored Brands Holding Company to Protect Assets in Potential Bankruptcy
The retailer has suffered financially since its 2014 acquisition of Jos. A. Bank

Valuations

Valuations Soared in 2015, Making it Tough for PE Firms to Compete with Strategic Buyers
Prices paid for lower middle-market targets averaged 9.1 times Ebitda, up from 7.8 in 2014, says GF Data’s Graeme Frazier

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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 will announce the winners of the 2015 M&A Mid-Market Awards soon. In the meantime, see the 2014 Winners

Lender News

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

GE Continues Industrial Push with Metem Deal


The acquisition comes as the business keeps divesting GE Capital units, including Antares Capital, which it sold in August

Federal Reserve Interest Rate Hike Expected to Make Minimal Impact on the Middle Market


Antares Capital's David Brackett, Avante’s Jeri Harman and others say interest rates will have to climb much higher to make a difference in dealmaking

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 (McKittrick) Kovacic


Sphere of Influence: Leads 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

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

People Moves of the Week: LCG, Premier, FTI


LCG names Jay Clark head of investment banking; Premier hires M&A executive; FTI adds managing director

Trading Low, BDCs will Turn to Private Markets


The majority of BDCs are trading below net asset value and can no longer raise money from the public markets

Dealmakers will Use Unitranche Loans to Finance Deals


Buyers want to close quickly and unitranche loans can help, says David Brackett, CEO of Antares Capital, which was recently sold to CPPIB

Lightyear Buys Retail Lender Pathlight, Plans to Extend Loans to New Industries


The financial services-focused PE firm is also invested in Wealth Enhancement Group and Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford

Are Senior-Secured Loan JVs the Next Big Thing?


CIT and Ares have recently formed joint ventures, as larger hold sizes help bring home deals

Bain Affiliate Sankaty & Deutsche Bank Pick Up GE Capital Lending and Leasing Portfolio


The deal for the Australia and New Zealand assets follows GE's divestiture of mid-market PE lender Antares Capital to CPPIB

People Moves of the Week: Golub, Hall, Victory Park


Golub hires Joseph Wilson as managing director; Hall names audit director; Victory Park adds new business development head

American Apparel's Bankruptcy Underscores Challenges for Retailers


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

ATL and Canadian Pension Fund Form Aircraft Lender


Sky Leasing will provide sale-leaseback financing to commercial airlines

Unitranche Loans Charm PE Firms


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

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