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BET Founder Robert L. Johnson Launches I-Bank
The founder of Black Entertainment Television also owns numerous businesses, including a prolific PE Firm

Dealmakers

Brexit Vote Adds More Uncertainty to Cross-Border M&A
Britain’s vote to exit the EU may fan the flames that have already singed the middle market in this U.S. presidential election year

Columns

PE Firms Fundraising: CMC Capital,Watermill and Others
Grey Rock Energy is also raising a fund

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ESOP, Recapitalization

Agriculture, Natural Resources

New York, Hong Kong

Northeast US, Asia/Pacific

United States, Canada

 

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 Names Winners of the 9th Annual M&A Mid-Market Awards

Lender News

Ares Capital Buys American Capital, as Mid-Market Lenders Fill Financing Gap


“The growing demand for capital from middle-market borrowers has created the need for flexible capital providers like us to fill the financing gap,” says Ares Management president Mike Arougheti

NewStar Enjoyed Record Growth, Racking Up Lender of the Year


Led by CEO Tim Conway, NewStar increased assets under management, solidified its relationship with GSO and purchased a competitor

Elusive Loans Lead PE Firms to Alternative Lenders


As credit tightens, Balance Point Capital and other non-regulated direct lenders fill the void

Chase Launches Online Small-Business Loan Platform with OnDeck Capital, Targeting Void in the Middle Market


Lenders, such as NewStar Financial, have found a niche in the market as a capital from banks continues to be less available

State Street to Buy GE Asset Management, Expanding in Private Equity and Real Estate


The deal is part of GE’s sweeping divestitures, which have included the sale of middle-market lending powerhouse Antares Capital

Antares’ John Martin and David Brackett Nurtured the Middle Market’s Largest Lender Through Competitive Sale, Scoring Dealmakers of the Year


Many bidders competed for the coveted target, which GE ultimately sold to Canada’s largest pension fund for $12 billion

Mergers & Acquisitions Names Winners of 9th Annual M&A Mid-Market Awards


Antares Capital co-CEOs David Brackett and John Martin, who won Dealmakers of the Year, are among those honored for outpacing the competition and expanding their businesses in 2015

What Makes a Winner?


Here’s the methodology behind Mergers & Acquisitions’ M&A Mid-Market Awards

Encina Capital, Oaktree Capital Join Forces to Launch Asset-Based Lender


Former Oaktree executive Andrew Salter leads Encina Capital

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

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