People Moves of the Week

AIG, Pimco, Golub Capital
AIG places exec in charge of M&A; Pimco exec steps down; Golub Capital hires Chip Cushman from GE Capital


Early-Stage Deal Flow Rose in April for Third Month in a Row
While dealmakers remain optimistic, some signs indicate the rate of M&A expansion may be slowing

Lender News

Sale Process for GE Capital's Commercial Lending Biz is Underway
The news comes as an announcement about a deal for GE Capital's PE lending unit is expected the first week of June

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People Moves of the Week: Evercore, Fried Frank, Barnes & Thornberg

Evercore hires new head of capital markets; Fried Frank hires three partners; Barnes & Thornberg taps entertainment adviser Carolyn Hunt

Apollo Buys Industrial Tech Business OM Group

Platform Specialty will then acquire two of OM's units from Apollo, headed by CEO Leon Black

Attention Dealmakers: Close Deals While You Still Can

Check out the June issue of Mergers & Acquisitions and our cover story, featuring the race to close deals

The Weekly Wrap: Hormel Foods, Vox Media, Hot Topic

Hormel buys Applegate; Vox acquires Revere Digital; Hot Topic takes over GeekNet

Latest PE Fundraising Efforts

See which private equity firms have been raising capital, including Black Dragon Capital and Cortec Group

Propel Equity Picks Up European Toy Biz Juratoys

The acquisition expands Alex Brands and follows other toy company deals from Mattel and Hot Wheels

PE-backed Pure Gym Bulks Up with LA Fitness Deal

The CCMP Capital-owned company is one of several gym franchises to conduct M&A after Vasa Fitness and Life Time Fitness

Pet Brands Worldwise and Quaker Pet Unite

J.M. Smucker, Whistle Labs and Fronteac have also made pet-related acquisitions recently

Sound Bites:
Video Highlights from ACG’s InterGrowth 2015

Dealmakers, including Mike Bernstein of Baird Capital and Sarah Bradley of Kainos Capital, weigh in on a range of topics from health care to food M&A

After a Handful of Mid-Market Deals, Founder Takes Music Festival Business SFX Private

SFX has acquired Beatport, festival producer ID&T, ticketing businesses Flavorus and Paylogic and many other businesses over the past few years

Carlyle Closes European Technology-Focused Fund

The close comes after Thoma Bravo raised a fund specifically to compete for larger software deals. Pictured Carlyle co-CEO David Rubenstein

People Moves of the Week: Evercore, Fried Frank, Blue Ridge Partners

Evercore hires managing director; Fried Frank taps new partner; Blue Ridge brings in Jim Ettamarna, the former vice president of strategy for Staples

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Midwest Dealmaking

Deal pros from Huron Capital Partners, Monroe Capital, Plante Moran and Quarles & Brady offer insight into the opportunities and challenges facing the region

Sycamore-backed Hot Topic Takes Over Parent Company Of ThinkGeek

Hot Topic, owner of women's apparel stores Torrid and Blackheart, expands its online offerings of pop culture-influenced accessories

Veritas Adds Aerospace Company to Portfolio

The firm picked up StandardAero just days after TransDigm agreed to buy Pexco's aerospace unit and United Technologies put Sikorsky Aircraft up for sale

The Weekly Wrap: FitLife, Pandora, SingleHop

FitLife Brands buys iSatori; Pandora takes over Next Big Sound; SingleHop acquires Datagram

Latest PE Fundraising Efforts

See which private equity firms have been raising capital, including CenterOak and Sands Capital

6 Companies For Sale

See which companies have recently hit the auction block, including Ancestry.com and Pep Boys

Restaurant Franchise Investor NRD Takes Big Boy Operator Frisch’s Private

Frisch’s has been mired in family in-fighting since the death of company founder Jack Maier

E-Training Services Entice Bidders

On the heels of Lynda.com’s recent deal with LinkedIn, Riverside picks up Health & Safety Institute

Abry Acquires FastMed As Urgent Care Deals Accelerate

Other buyers in the space include U.S. HealthWorks, Altamont Capital Partners and American CareSource Holdings

Jordan Taps Third Fund for DiversiTech Deal

The PE firm recently bought Capstone Logistics and Trigon International

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