Guest Article

Buyer Beware: Look Under the IT Hood
The state and scalability of a target's infrastructure are important factors to assess before buying, says Paranet's David Boone

Financial Services

Lower Middle-Market Dealmakers Flock to Chicago for AM&AA Summer Conference
Highlights include keynote speeches from Jones Day's Andrew Sherman and CohnReznik's Patrick O'Keefe and a Chicago Cubs game at Wrigley Field

Consumer Goods & Retail

Samsonite Continues Deal Spree with $85M Gregory Mountain Products Buy
After buying Speck and Lipault earlier in 2014, the luggage maker increased its credit facility while it evaluates other targets

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People Moves


Duff & Phelps Adds RSM Farrell's Restructuring Group

The advisory firm gains more than 200 turnaround professionals

People Moves of the Week:
Advent International, Cannabis Sativa, Victory Park

Advent taps former Heinz CEO; Cannabis hires former Presidential candidate to be CEO; Victory names Jason Brown head of LA

People Moves of the Week:
Brown Gibbons Lang, Monroe Capital, Perella Weinberg Partners

BGL launches a real estate segment; Monroe files lawsuit against former employee; Perella Weinberg taps Shell chair Jorma Ollila

People Moves of the Week:
Rothschild, Guggenheim Securities, Allegiance Capital

Rothschild names new deputy chairman; Guggenheim hires managing director; Allegiance president David Lonsdale resigns

People Moves of the Week:
Bain, Genstar, RKL Capital

Bain exec retires; Genstar taps 30-year M&A veteran; RKL names Joseph DiGiacomo president

People Moves of the Week:
Bridge Growth, Jones Day, Keefe Bruyette & Woods

Bridge Growth hires new VP; Jones Day taps six partners; KB&W grows European equity team with Alessandro Santoni

People Moves of the Week:
Cowen Group, GI Partners, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey

Cowen forms real estate i-bank unit; GI taps new managing director; SunTrust hires Greg Badger to lead Boston office

People Moves of the Week:
Pritzker Group, Moelis, England & Co.

Prtizker announces two hires; Moelis taps life sciences specialist; England forms aerospace unit with M&A vet Edward Bersoff

Tapping Top Talent

John Marshall, founder of JM Search, describes the pitfalls private equity firms face when looking to step up their talent

People Moves of the Week:
Mason Wells, Duff & Phelps, Reed Smith

Mason Wells taps former Oracle VP; Reed Smith enlists energy specialist; Duff & Phelps hires Robert Kim as managing director

Advisers Ramp Up Latin America Teams

Maria-Leticia Ossa-Daza of Willkie Farr & Gallagher and other dealmakers explain why the Latin American component of an advisory firm has become so crucial

People Moves of the Week:
William Blair, Ladenburg Thalmann, Monroe Capital

William Blair hires 20-year banking vet Laura Provenzale (pictured); Ladenburg taps biopharma specialist; Monroe Capital adds KKR vet Lee Stern

Monroe Capital Hires KKR Vet Lee Stern

The move coincides with Monroe’s efforts to expand the firm’s junior capital for private equity sponsored and non-sponsored deals

People Moves of the Week: CCMP, UBS, Covington & Burling

CCMP appoints former chief of Edwards Group; UBS taps former Barclays banker; Covington enlists Shara Aranoff, former ITC commissioner

People Moves of the Week:
Accordion Partners, Wells Fargo, KeyCorp

Accordion expands; Wells Fargo names new head of securities; KeyCorp taps Mark Fisher as a managing director

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