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Evercore, Star Mountain Capital, Jones Day
Evercore hires tech specialist to begin in June; Star Mountain taps former Citigroup PE co-founder; Detroit restructuring head Kevyn Orr returns to Jones Day

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M&A Momentum Accelerated in March
Falling fuel prices, rising consumer confidence and potential interest rate hikes are among factors behind dealmaker enthusiasm

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HGGC Thrived in Transition to Reap PRIVATE EQUITY FIRM OF THE YEAR
The firm raised a new fund and closed a slew of deals with a revamped management team that includes CEO Rich Lawson, former 49ers QB Steve Young and former Bain exec Greg Benson

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People Moves of the Week: Evercore, Star Mountain Capital, Jones Day


Evercore hires tech specialist to begin in June; Star Mountain taps former Citigroup PE co-founder; Detroit restructuring head Kevyn Orr returns to Jones Day

TPG Growth Closes Middle-Market Fund


The middle-market arm of PE giant TPG is also invested in Beautycounter and Angie's Artisan Treats, maker of BoomChickaPop

American Securities Grabs Arsenal-Backed Royal Adhesives


Under Arsenal's ownership, the target acquired Chemical Innovations, Advanced Polymers and many other businesses

Innovations in Coatings and Sealants Spark M&A


John Televantos of Arsenal Capital explains why Royal Adhesives, which Arsenal is selling to American Securities, and competitors make attractive targets

Latest PE Fundraising Efforts


See which private equity firms have been raising capital, including Southeastern Global Partners and Milestone Financial

The Weekly Wrap: NetSuite, Groupon, SkinnyPop Popcorn


NetSuite buys Bronto Software; Groupon sells Ticket Monster; SkinnyPop Popcorn acquires Paqui

Riverside Expands Learning Seat With Add-On Acquisition


The private equity firm has made e-learning a sweet spot, counting Mintra Training Portal and Training Factor among its portfolio companies

Houghton Mifflin Grows Services With Education Tech Deal


The deal was announced on the heels of Sterling Partners' closing a $200M education-focused fund and Nautic Partners' acquisition of Source4Teachers

To Grow in Sports Medicine, Bregal’s Shock Doctor Merges with McDavid


Bregal picked up Shock Doctor in March 2014 with plans to consolidate the sports medicine market

5 Ways Plummeting Energy Prices are Changing Mergers & Acquisitions


Blackstone, Carlyle Group and Five Point Capital Partners top the list of experienced energy investors inking deals thanks to the downdraft

Clearlake-Backed Sage Automotive Adds to Car-Related M&A with Miko Buy


This Earth Day, Sage picked up a company that makes car interiors from recycled products

Procera Networks Goes Private in Francisco Partners Transaction


The PE firm has a history of cross-border dealmaking, and plans to invest in U.S., European and Israeli companies through a $2.9B fund closed in February

As Sealants M&A Persists, Idex Buys Ardian-Backed Novotema


Genstar and PPG have also made sealants acquisitions lately

Lexington Partners Closes Fund, Focuses on Secondary Market


Landmark Partners also recently closed a fund to invest in the secondary market

Nautic Buys Source4Teachers as Education M&A Continues


Sterling Partners and LinkedIn have also shown interest in the education space

Baird Capital Invests in Medical Device Services with Alpha Source


An influx of patients from the Affordable Care Act has caused providers to increase services

People Moves of the Week: Carlyle, Sidley Austin, Duff & Phelps


Carlyle taps former Wal-Mart CEO Mike Duke; Duff & Phelps names new managing director; Sidley Austin hires cross-border specialist

TPG Capital-Led Group Agrees to Buy Canada’s Cirque du Soleil


Guy Laliberté, the billionaire founder of the Montreal performance group best known for “O” and other Las Vegas headline acts, will hold onto a stake

Anchor Equity, KKR Snag Groupon's Ticket Monster


Groupon bought e-commerce company Ticket Monster from Living Social in 2013

The Pace of Middle-Market M&A Held Steady in the First Quarter


Kindred’s takeover of Gentiva in the health care sector and Adobe’s purchase of Fotolia in the tech sector were among the many deals to close in Q1

Latest PE Fundraising Efforts


See which private equity firms have been raising capital, including Gridiron Capital and MidOcean Partners

The Weekly Wrap: Gulfport Energy, Builders FirstSource, Eclipse Aerospace


Gulfport Energy buys Paloma Partners; Builders FirstSource acquires ProBuild Holdings; Eclipse Aerospace merges with Kestrel Aircraft

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