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Goldpoint Partners, Deloitte, CMF Associates
Goldpoint taps former Blackstone exec to be CFO; Deloitte hires FDIC veteran; CMF expands Detroit office with Ashley Dunbar

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Unilever Grows Personal Care Portfolio with Dermalogica
The company recently inked another skincare deal for Kate Somerville, which was sold by JH Partners

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Deutsch Family Purchases Redemption As Wine and Spirits Deals Pop
Acquiring Redemption gives Deutsch an entry into the American whiskey segment

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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

Oaktree Interested in GE Capital’s Assets, Co-Chair Bruce Karsh Says

Others said to be considering buying all or part of GE Capital include: Apollo, Ares, Blackstone, Mitsubishi, SunTrust Banks and Wells Fargo & Co.

Apollo, Ares and Mitsubishi Sign NDA Agreements for GE Capital Sponsor Finance

The unit of GE Capital that makes private equity-backed loans and includes GE Antares (led by CEO David Brackett) is expected to sell within 90 days

Finance Finesse: Turnaround Pros Focus on Education

Many schools borrowed to expand and now lack the funds to pay their debts, explains Carl Marks partner Joe D'Angelo

Why GE Capital Sponsor Finance is So Attractive to Bidders

The unit, which lends to private equity-backed companies and includes GE Antares, has long been a major force in the middle market

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