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Wrap Up

M&A Rose in Q3
The first three quarters of the year delivered the highest middle-market deal value for the period in five years

Experts Corner:

Growth in Construction Sector Spurs M&A
The construction products industry is fragmented, making it ripe for consolidation, explains Ridgemont Equity Partners’ Rob Edwards

The Buyside

Tax-Inversion Deals Increase Despite Criticism
Canada's 26.5 percent corporate tax rate is luring Burger King to ditch Miami headquarters

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Lender News

Fifth Street CEO Leonard Tannenbaum Set to Become One of World's Youngest Billionaires on Initial Public Offering


Tannenbaum founded Fifth Street, which Mergers & Acquisitions named Lender of the Year for 2013

Cowen Launches New Direct Lending Unit


Cowen Group will invest $125M initially to support Cowen Finance

Former Madison Capital Execs Trevor Clark and Chris Williams Join Angelo Gordon to Launch Direct Lending Group


Clark Served as CEO of Madison Capital When It Won Mergers & Acquisitions’ Lender of the Year Award for 2012

Lenders Line Up Loan Options


More private equity firms are opting for less-traditional yield products as lenders get creative, says NXT Capital's Heath Fuller

Pine Brook Invests $110M in Strategic Funding


Strategic Funding, led by CEO Andrew Reiser, provides loans to small and mid-size companies

3i-Backed Element Materials Closes Cov-Lite Refinancing


Covenant-lite loans have made a resurgence as lenders are forced to slash terms to compete for deals

More BDCs Mean More Competition for Loans


Monroe Capital’s Aaron Peck and others explore the opportunities and challenges of BDCs at AM&AA's Summer Conference

Bain Capital Unit Buys $1.3B Loan Portfolio from J.P. Morgan Group


The buyer invests in leveraged loans, high-yield bonds, distressed and stressed debt, mezz debt and structured products and equities

John Thain’s CIT Agrees to Acquire OneWest Bank for $3.4B


The former Merrill Lynch chair — hired by CIT to lead a turnaround in 2009 — now has about $2 billion in excess capital, exceeding what regulators say is needed to cushion against potential losses

Lenders Show Love for Packaging


Packaging acquisitions are generally attractive to investors, according to Quad-C partner Frank Winslow

American Apparel Is Said to Strike Rescue Deal With Investor


The financing deal gives a lifeline to the unprofitable retailer after the ouster of founder Dov Charney

CIT Grabs Lender Direct Capital


The deal follows lender acquisitions by Moody's and Ares

NPC International Adds to Wendy’s Franchises for $58M


The deal follows franchise acquisitions by Bain Capital, and TriArtisan and Sentinel

Finance Finesse:
Mid-Market CLOs Gain Respectability


The interest rate premium for the top tranche of a middle-market CLO has fallen by about 50 percent, according to NXT Capital's Neil Rudd

Apollo Prints Biggest CLO Since Financial Crisis


Collateralized loan obligation funds (CLOs) have been attracting investor money because of a previous slowdown in dealflow

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