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People Moves

Former Burger King and Pepsi Executive Mikel Durham Named CEO at Bregal Partners-Backed American Seafoods
Arsenal Capital-backed Elite Comfort hires former Dow Chemical executive Chris Chrisafides as CEO

Financial Services

Banner Year for Private Equity Fundraising Bodes Well for M&A in 2017
The amount raised in 2016 was on par with 2014, the best year for PE fundraising since the financial crisis, finds Preqin; a record number of new PE funds is being marketed to investors at the start of 2017

Financing

Lending Will Accelerate, Spurred by More M&A, Say Antares Capital Co-CEOs
John Martin and David Brackett, co-CEOs of Antares Capital, say the loan market is robust for 2017

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Influential Women

The second edition of Mergers & Acquisitions’ special report celebrates 35 leading female transaction professionals, including Kristina Heinze, co-founder of ParkerGale

Mid-Market Awards

Who should win Mergers & Acquisitions’ 10th Annual M&A Mid-Market Awards for 2016?

Private Equity

AUA Equity-Backed Indulge Desserts Swallows Gourmet Quiche Maker L&Q


Dean Foods and Geneva Glen also purchased dessert distribution businesses

USA Networks Founder Kay Koplovitz Keynotes ACG New York’s Women of Leadership Summit


Nanette Heide of Duane Morris, Julia Karol of the Watermill Group, Beatrice Mitchell of Sperry Mitchell and Michelle Van Hellemont are among those featured at the summit

People Moves: Former Burger King and Pepsi Executive Mikel Durham Named CEO at Bregal Partners-Backed American Seafoods


Arsenal Capital-backed Elite Comfort hires former Dow Chemical executive Chris Chrisafides as CEO

SFEP Secures Red Monkey Foods, as Deals for Seasonings Pick Up


Zoom Eyeworks, a manufacturer of reading glasses, was also purchased by the San Francisco-based private equity firm

Personalized Shopping Services Entice Acquirers


Blue Nile, Leslie’s and PersonalizationMall.com have drawn new buyers

Who Should Win the 2016 M&A Mid-Market Awards? Nominations Due Jan. 31


Audax Private Equity, led by co-CEO Geoffrey Rehnert, closed more than 100 investments and took home Mergers & Acquisitions' Private Equity Firm of the Year Award in 2015

L Catterton Backs Pool Products Supplier Leslie’s, Following Fund Close


AEA and Centerbridge also invested in similar companies

Ridgemont Purchases Freight Services Provider Worldwide Express, as Logistics Deals Drive Forward


Atlas Air, Graycliff Partners and Nascent Technology have all made deals in the sector

Buy Growth Now, Advises Paul Aversano of Alvarez & Marsal


In this guest article, Aversano outlines four developments expected to affect the M&A environment favorably under President-elect Donald Trump

The Weekly Wrap: Dun & Bradstreet, LLR Partners, Mars


Dun & Bradstreet purchases Avention; LLR Partners backs BluVector; Mars buys VCA

PE Firms Fundraising: Hidden Harbor, Yellow Wood and Others


Golub Capital is also raising a fund

SunBridge Backs Commercial Property Investment Firm PSC; Real Estate M&A Picks Up


Abbell Associates, Apple Self Storage and Athena Real Estate all received investments from PSC

Thompson Street Expands Legal Software Portfolio with STI Purchase


Harvest Partners, Hyland, Omers and Roper Tech made software deals for the legal industry

Gen Cap Closes Seventh PE Fund to Back Companies in the Lower Middle Market


Airsoft gun and outdoor equipment maker Pyramid is the first middle-market business to receive investments from the fund

CCP Closes 4th Fund in Wave of Private Equity Fundraising


Carlyle, Carousel, CRG, Jaguar Growth and Kainos have all raised private equity funds

Jaguar Closes First Real Estate Fund, as PE Firms Continue Raising


Aliansce, LatAm Logistic and Tenda have all received capital commitments from the fund

LLR Acquires Cybersecurity Developer BluVector from Northrop Grumman


Accenture, Coalfire, Vista Equity, Thoma Bravo and TPG are buyers underscoring confidence in the cybersecurity sector

Carousel Closes Fifth Buyout Fund, Following Banner Year for PE Firms’ Raising Efforts


Express Oil Change & Service Center, a car-care facility, received investments from the firm’s previous buyout fund

The Weekly Wrap: AEI, Clearlake Capital, GI Partners


Clearlake buys Landesk; GI Partners adds Komo Plaza; AEI-backed Belcan purchases Kemtah

PE Firms Fundraising: Apax, Blackstone and Others


Brookstone Partners is also raising a fund

Banner Year for Private Equity Fundraising Bodes Well for M&A in 2017


The amount raised in 2016 was on par with 2014, the best year for PE fundraising since the financial crisis, finds Preqin; a record number of new PE funds is being marketed to investors at the start of 2017

AEI-Backed Belcan Adds Kemtah Group to Grow Aerospace IT Division


AEI purchased AC&A, Belcan and Moeller from its debut aerospace fund

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