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Piper Jaffray More Than Doubled Dealflow to Gain INVESTMENT BANK OF THE YEAR
The bank’s acquisitions of Edgeview Partners and Partnership Capital helped propel growth

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M&A Momentum Accelerated in March
Falling fuel prices, rising consumer confidence and potential interest rate hikes are among factors behind dealmaker enthusiasm

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Jones Day Deepened M&A Bench to Score LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR
The law firm added M&A attorneys in high-growth areas, including Europe, Latin America and the energy sector

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Turnaround Tuesday: Explosive-Detection Tech Business Implant Sciences Extends Time to Pay Debt


The company is expecting money to come in from its largest-ever order, and the maturity delay allows it to collect those funds

GE to Exit Most Finance, Sell Real Estate to Blackstone


GE will retain its GE Capital Aviation Services, Energy Financial Services and Healthcare Equipment Finance units

GE Capital Grew Middle-Market Business to Take LENDER OF THE YEAR


The lending unit of General Electric added a new unit and increased the number of loans for PE platform acquisitions

Guest Article: Alternative Lenders Look Abroad


Banks compete aggressively for private equity-backed deals, but their appetite for risk has been static, says FGI's Sami Altaher

Finance Finesse:
Leverage Guidelines Open Space for
Non-Bank Lenders


Banks want to avoid “criticized assets” on their balance sheets, says CIT's Jeff Kilrea

People Moves of the Week: Blackhill Partners, William Blair, McGlinchey Stafford


Blackhill promotes two bankers; William Blair hires new managing director; McGlinchey Stafford taps Richard Pelliccio for the firm's Albany, N.Y., office

E.W. Scripps Seeks $225M Loan Add-ons for Spin-Off


The plan comes as E.W. Scripps wraps up a merger with Journal Communications

New Residential to Buy Home Loan Servicing for $1.3B


Last month, investment firm BlueMountain Capital Management said “misconduct” by Ocwen triggered a default in securities issued by an HLSS trust

Finance Finesse: DIP Loans May Rescue Struggling Retailers


B. Riley’s plan to take over bankrupt teen clothier Wet Seal with a $20 million DIP loan that would give the investment bank an 80 percent stake may inspire similar deals

Cal Net Technology Bulks Up IT Offerings with Velocity Network


Monroe Capital increased Cal Net’s loan to support the acquisition

Will Lenders Find a Silver Lining to the Oil Slide?


Investors are expected to buy oil companies struggling to pay loans as the industry faces distress

NXT Capital Closes $800M Leveraged Loan Fund


The fund will invest in first- and second-lien loans that NXT's corporate finance group originates

Yukon Teams with Revelstoke to Back Encore Rehab


The deal comes as similar programs, including Crossroads Holding, Althetico Physical Therapy and Accelerated Rehabilitation, attract investors

Victory Park Invests $227M, Earmarked for Assetz Capital Loans


Assetz Capital is just one of many lenders trying to take advantage of an opening to lend to small businesses

Finance Finesse: SEC Step Equalizes BDCs


New regulations clear up a bit of arcana, and makes the rules consistent for all BDCs, says SBIA president Brett Palmer

The Top 15 Middle-Market M&A Stories of 2014


The M&A Mid-Market Awards, the lower middle market, Vera Bradley’s growth story and five technologies driving health care deals were among the most popular transaction topics

Citi to Exit Retail Banking Business in Japan


Sumitomo Mitsui Banking agrees to buy the unit, one of many Citigroup is expected to divest in the future

Interest Rates Will Rise, But Alternative Lenders Will Rule


“Interest rates are going to start creeping up in 2015," says Neil Wessan, managing director at CIT Capital Markets

George Engelke Remembered for Strong Will, Bold Streak


The late former CEO of Astoria Financial inked several acquisitions, including the purchase of North Fork Bancorp, which doubled Astoria's asset size

Following IPO, Fifth Street Plans to Expand Business Lines, Open Tokyo Office


FSAM went public with an amended offering on Oct. 30

Distressed Debt Investment Opportunities Are Expected to Rise


An increase in interest rates would likely cause companies to struggle, creating an opening for distressed debt investors

Mezzanine Lenders Look to Asia Pacific


While there's some pressure on pricing, there is plenty of opportunity, says Nadim Malik of Sutton Place Strategies

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