Financial Services

Accordion's Nick Leopard Advises Action Plan for CFO with New PE Owner
Here are 5 steps the CFO should take in the first year with a new private equity sponsor

Private Equity

Goldman Sachs Takes Minority Stake in Littlejohn
Littlejohn is invested in Interior Specialists, Penda and PlayPower


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

Lender News

Madison Capital Responds to New Private Equity Models

Andrew Bucolo leads the lender’s efforts to finance deals sourced by non-traditional firms

After M&A Stalled in First Six Months of 2016, Dealmakers Pin Hopes on Second Half

Family-owned and entrepreneur-backed businesses are especially motivated to sell in the lower middle market

Energy M&A Expected to Rebound

While only modest growth is expected in the short term, dealmakers say M&A in the energy sector will improve over the next 12 months

Index of M&A Activity: July Composite at 51.8

The index components that track signed letters of intent, M&A business activity and M&A staffing all rose

Index of M&A Activity: June Composite at 52.3

Corporate divestitures were up, and credit was more widely available in June, elevating the MACI composite score

M&A Stalled in May, with Dealmakers Stymied by Election Uncertainty

Respondents to Mergers & Acquisitions’ monthly survey blame uncertainty about the pending U.S. elections for much of the current slowdown

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

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