Middle-Market M&A Bounced Back in October
Sensata’s $1B purchase of Schrader International, which makes tire-pressure monitors, from Madison Dearborn was the biggest middle-market deal to close in October

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Golub Grows Tech Lending Unit
A burst of growth from technology companies is behind the decision to expand the late-stage-lending unit, says Golub’s Andy Steuerman


GPs Co-Invest with Limited Partners
Financial sponsors call on limited partners to help round out equity commitments, says Christina Carroll of Stout Risius Ross

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Private Equity

Latest PE Fundraising Efforts

See which private equity firms have been raising capital, including Black Dragon, Peppertree and Oaktree

KSL Capital Buys U.K.'s Village Urban Resorts

The owner of California's popular Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows ski resort seeks to expand in the U.K.

Macquarie Enters Energy Market in Brazil with Stake in Nova Energia

Latin America is attracting many investors, including Advent International, which recently closed a fund focused on the region

Adding to Auto Parts M&A, Lindsay Goldberg Invests in Dealer Tire

The transaction marks an exit for TA Associates, which invested in Dealer Tire in 2009

FFL Invests in Eyemart Express

The deal follows the PE firm's investment in consumer lender Snap Financial

Palladium Tries On Daniel's Jewelers

The PE firm, which closed a $1.1B fund in April, picks up a majority stake in the jewelry chain

Silver Oak Invests in Gym Chain Vasa Fitness

The deal follows the acquisition of 24 Hour Fitness in June

The Weekly Wrap: Sentinel, Shutterfly, Arcus

Sentinel Capital buys RotoMetrics; Shutterfly picks up Groovebook; Arcus acquires Dead Down Wind

Latest PE Fundraising Efforts

See which private equity firms have been raising capital, including Brazos, TPG Art and Valero Capital

Advent Adds to Better-For-You Food M&A with Noosa Yoghurt

The move follows healthy-food acquisitions by Snow Phipps, which bought Teasdale Foods; and Chaucer, which bought Crunchies

Blackstone to Acquire Japan Apartments for $1.61B

International buyers have been flocking to Japan’s residential market after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took office in 2012 with a pledge to end the deflation that’s depressed real estate prices. Pictured: Blackstone COO Tony James

Vista Equity Demonstrates PE Interest in Software with Navex Acquisition

The deal marks an exit for the Riverside Co., which started building Navex in 2010

Frothy Market Puts Pressure on Private Equity Firms

LRR's Christian Bullitt says current challenges facing PE may spill over into 2015

Peak Rock Grabs Main Steel Polishing

The deal comes after the firm picked up RCR International and closed its debut fund with $700M

One Rock Picks Up PE-Backed Airxcel

The deal marks an exit for Bruckmann Rosser Sherrill, which has owned the target since 2005

Retail Reboot: Investors Snatch Up E-Commerce Services

Sterling Partners is just one of several PE firms capitalizing on the rise of e-commerce, picking up Innotrac, which provides services to J. Crew, Zara and other retailers

Lee Equity Adds LDM to PDR, Creates Health Care Communications Network

Health care-focused lender and Lee Equity portfolio company MidCap provided a loan to help fund the deal

Sentinel Capital Continues Focus on Specialty Industrial Companies with Purchase of RotoMetrics

The deal follows the firm’s exit of Chase Doors and acquisition of Hollander Sleep Products

People Moves of the Week: MorrisAnderson, Duff & Phelps, Grant Thornton

MorrisAnderson hires restructuring specialist; Duff & Phelps gets a new managing director; Grant Thornton taps Greg Chin for Boston office

Bregal Partners Forms Archery Company, Makes Acquisition

The company, Arcus Hunting, acquired scent-control brand Dead Down Wind

Riverside Invests in 3D Printing Group Fisher/Unitech

The move follows a 3D printing software acquisition by MakerBot

Dealmakers Have High Hopes for Retail M&A During Holiday Season

M&A in consumer goods and retail will outpace activity in the overall market in the short term, say survey participants

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