BET Founder Robert L. Johnson Launches I-Bank
The founder of Black Entertainment Television also owns numerous businesses, including a prolific PE Firm


Brexit Vote Adds More Uncertainty to Cross-Border M&A
Britain’s vote to exit the EU may fan the flames that have already singed the middle market in this U.S. presidential election year


PE Firms Fundraising: CMC Capital,Watermill and Others
Grey Rock Energy is also raising a fund

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The Weekly Wrap: Audax, Oracle, Platte River

Audax invests in RelaDyne; Oracle buys NetSuite; Platte River Backs CTS

PE Firms Fundraising: CMC Capital,Watermill and Others

Grey Rock Energy is also raising a fund

Cross-Border M&A: Mexico Speeds Up While China Slows Down

Latin America offers proximity to the U.S., a growing middle class and the potential upside that investors once found in Asia

Audax Buys RelaDyne, Acquisitive Fuel and Lubricant Distributor

Seller AEA Investors family office helped form target by combining four businesses

Genstar-Backed Infinite RF Acquires L-Com, Parts Maker for Communications

The PE firm recently purchased Infinite RF and Accruent; sold Netsmart Technologies

Omers and Harvest Invest in Legal Software Company Epiq

Roper and Thoma Bravo have also purchased similar technology developers

AEI-Backed Belcan Buys Intercom, Adds Cybersecurity Services

Demand for security firms rises, fueling recent purchases of Allied Infosecurity, Imprivata and iSight

Platte River Backs CTS Engines, Grows Aerospace Portfolio

The purchase follows Platte River’s recent acquisitions of Huskie Tools and Jameson

Dealmaker's Guide to the Election: Where the Candidates Stand on 5 Middle-Market Issues

Trade regulations and labor relations offer the biggest areas of difference between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton

PE Firms Fundraising: Arbor Investments, Baird Capital and Others

Marathon Capital is also raising a fund

The Weekly Wrap: Delta Risk, HGGC, TPG

Delta Risk buys Allied InfoSecurity; HGGC backs Integrity; TPG invests in BVI

TPG Capital Buys BVI, Maker of Surgical Devices

Medical devices are driving deals, with Medtronic and Apax Partners among the recent buyers

Deltek Buttresses Its Architecture, Engineering and Construction Software Business with Union Square

Deltek backer Thomas Bravo’s latest software acquisitions include Imprivata, Bomgar, Elemica and Qlik Technologies

Jordan-Backed Vantage Specialty Chemicals Adds to Food Ingredients Business with Mallet Acquisition

ConAgra, Platinum Equity, Givaudan and Highlander top the list of recent food ingredients dealmakers

Riverside-Backed H-D Advanced Manufacturing Adds Numeric Machine

Numeric makes components for drilling motors used in oil & gas mining

OpenGate Capital Closes Initial Institutional Fund

OpenGate has already invested from the fund in several companies, including Power Partners, Energi Fenestrations, Bois & Matériaux and Alfatherm

Pelican Energy Partners Closes Fund to Invest in Service Providers and Equipment Makers

Recently struggling energy companies have included Energy XXI, Peabody Energy, SandRidge Energy and Vaalco Energy

HGGC Backs Integrity Marketing Group, an Insurance Provider Focused on Seniors

“Integrity is uniquely positioned as a platform for future growth,” says Steve Young, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback who is a co-founder of HGGC

Food Packager Sabert Wraps Up Deal for Mullinix

Seller is PE firm Mason Wells, which recently acquired healthcare plastics components supplier MGS Manufacturing

Hardwoods Distribution Buys Rugby Architectural, As Building Products Percolate

Leading Ridge Capital Partners invested in the architectural wood distributor in 2011 and made 16 add-on acquisitions, including Albuquerque Hardwood Lumber

Hasbro Buys Irish Animation Studio Boulder Media, Producer of Disney’s Wander Over Yander

Other recent media content acquirers have included Gannett, Silver Lake, KKR and Michael Dell

Snow Phipps Acquires Winchester Electronics From Audax; Plans More Expansion

Previous add-ons by Winchester, maker of connectors for data and power wires, included SRI Connector Gage

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