Tax Inversion Rules May Hamper Cross-Border M&A in the Middle Market
Fallout from the new rules won’t be limited to mega deals like Pfizer’s scuttled purchase of Botox maker Allergan


The Weekly Wrap: Blackboard, Henkel, Medtronic
Blackboard buys Higher One; Henkel purchases Sun Products; Medtronic acquires Heartware


PE Firms Fundraising: Bison Capital, Prairie and Others
Summit Private Capital is also raising a fund

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PE Firms Fundraising: Bison Capital, Prairie and Others

Summit Private Capital is also raising a fund

Bruin Sports Invests in Deltatre to Increase Digital Media Presence

AT&T and Twitter are also growing their mobile sports content services

Agco Expands in Europe with PE-Backed Grain Equipment Maker

Lariat Partners and Advent International also made agriculture-related investments

Origami Capital Raises PE Fund Targeting Illiquid Assets

Post Oak Energy, TPG, AE Industrial Partners and Carlyle have also raised capital

Altus Capital-Backed Prism Plastics Acquires Tech Molded Plastics

Deal follows related purchases by Arsenal Capital, Maroon Group and Turnspire Capital

Lovell Minnick-Backed Construction Consultant J.S. Held Purchases Lovett Silverman

The buyer also acquired Chroma Building Corp.’s property loss division and Wakelee Associates

The Weekly Wrap: Liberty Hall, Teasdale, Thoma Bravo

Liberty Hall acquires J&M Machine; Snow Phipps-backed Teasdale adds Mesa Foods; Thoma Bravo buys Bomgar

PE Firms Fundraising: Brookfield Infrastructure, Kainos and Others

Star Mountain Partners is also raising a fund

Thoma Bravo Grows Cybersecurity Portfolio with Bomgar Acquisition

The PE firm has also invested in DigiCert, Landesk and Sailpoint

Geneva Glen Buys Dianne’s Fine Desserts, a Former Heinz Carve-Out

Acquisition from Superior Capital follows recent deals by Snow Phipps, Platinum Equity and Dean Foods

BV Backs Textile Maker C.F. Stinson, Plans Add-On Deals

The Riverside Co. announced plans to buy Momentum Group in a similar deal

Liberty Hall Backs J&M Machines, as Aerospace Deals Soar

The PE firm recently invested in Bromford Industries and AIM Aerospace

Snow Phipps-Backed Teasdale Stays Active, Adds Tortilla Maker Mesa Foods

Teasdale previously purchased Bruce Foods’ Mexican brands, Casa Fiesta and Jardine’s Foods

Dell Sells Software Unit to Francisco Partners, Elliott

Dell agreed in 2015 to buy EMC; Elliott pushed the latter to sell

GTCR Buys Mortgage Tech Vendor Optimal Blue from Serent Capital

Under Serent’s ownership, Optimal Blue purchased competitor LoanSifter

PE Firms Fundraising: Advent Partners, Blackstone Core Equity and Others

Carlyle Nautilus is also raising a fund

Bain Capital Secures Majority Stake in Health Care Tech Provider Navicure

In a similar deal, MedData is buying Cardon Outreach

Clearview Capital Marks 100th Deal, as Lower Middle Market Percolates

"We've refined our approach,” says co-founder James Andersen

Guest Article: Ask These 5 Questions Before Hiring A Controller

Controllers are becoming increasingly important in PE-backed companies, says CMF Associates’ Kathryn Kehoe

Invus Group’s Investment in Ashley Stewart is Latest Sign of the Retailer’s Turnaround

After filing for bankruptcy twice, the plus-size retailer made a comeback, prompting Invus (backer of Bluemercury and Weight Watchers) to buy a controlling stake from Clearlake and FirePine

The Weekly Wrap: Platinum Equity, Thoma Bravo, Turnspire Capital

Platinum acquires JM Swank; Thoma Bravo adds Elemica; Turnspire purchases United Plastics

PE Firms Fundraising: Kinderhook, GSO Credit and Others

EMR Capital is also raising a fund

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