Private Equity Firms Double Down on Technology Deals
Tech-focused firms, like Thoma Bravo, HGGC and ParkerGale, are raising funds, and generalists like the Riverside Co. are boosting investment in the sector


Renesas, Samsung, Verizon chase auto tech makers
Intersil, Fleetmatics and Harman are some recent targets in the sector


Huron Closes New Fund in 3 Months, Riding PE Fundraising Wave
The Detroit PE firm focuses on lower middle-market companies, like colorful sock maker Sabg

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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

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


AlixPartners Restructures as Founder Jay Alix and Investors Buy Majority Stake from CVC

Aon, Nationwide and RLJ all launched deals for investment advisory companies

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

Snow Phipps Acquires Meeting Scheduler ECRM, Following Mesa Foods Deal

The seller, BV Investment Partners, recently backed textile maker C.F. Stinson

Bluestar Alliance Invests in Bebe, Forms JV

Retailers including Sears are selling assets, while others, such as American Apparel, filed for bankruptcy

Coty Deems Cutex Nail Polish Remover Non-Core, Sells Remaining Rights to Revlon

Many consumer products companies, including Newell Brands and Procter & Gamble, are fine-tuning their product mixes through M&A

Devon, led by CEO Dave Hager, to Sell Oil and Gas Assets

Devon, which has seen production slow, is divesting reserves in Oklahoma City and East Texas

ConAgra Divests Spicetec, as Consumer Products Giants Clean House

To focus on fast-growing Chef Boyardee, Hebrew National, Hunt's and Slim Jim, ConAgra is selling Lamb Weston and other slower-growing brands

Sears to Explore Options for Kenmore, Craftsman, DieHard

The unprofitable retailer, which recently paid down debt with a new loan, may again be turning to asset sales to generate cash amid continued losses

HP Spins Off Services Unit, Merges it with CSC

HP Enterprise CEO Meg Whitman has been streamlining the company, including exiting the PC and printer business in 2015, to focus on selling hardware and software to corporations

Distressed Company Watch List: Ambac Financial, ERHC Energy, TransAKT

See which companies have recently indicated doubt about continuing as a going concern in SEC filings, including ERHC Energy, which is holding discussions with potential investment advisory and financial brokerage firms

P&G Continues Brands Sell-Off with Fragrance Sale to Elizabeth Arden

Christina Aguilera perfume deal follows asset sales to Coty, Henkel and Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway

Staples, Office Depot Call Off Merger After Judge Rules It Would Have Likely Impaired Competition

CEO Ron Sargent: “Disappointed” Staples to focus on mid-market biz customers, alternatives for European ops, cost cutting

GE Continues to Focus on Industrials Businesses, Buys Steam Turbine Engine Services Supplier

GE sold Antares Capital and its appliances unit, as part of its restructuring efforts

Aeropostale Files for Bankruptcy in Latest Retailer Meltdown

The move follows bankruptcies of American Apparel and Sports Authority, as retailers struggle with changing consumer habits

Buyouts Saddle Stressed Retailers with Debts They Can't Pay

Sports Authority was loaded with debt, a hangover from the 2006 LBO led by Leonard Green & Partners

P&G’s Growth Plan Features Selling 105 Brands

To leverage Pampers and other fast-growing lines, Procter & Gamble has sold Duracell and currently has 50 brands in the exit process, says CFO Jon Moeller

SunEdison Files for Bankruptcy After Buying Spree Sours

The energy company’s targets included its failed plan to purchase Vivint Solar

Yahoo, led by Marissa Mayer, Tops Estimates While Focus Turns to Sale Process

Verizon, private equity-firm TPG and YP Holdings LLC were among the first round of bidders for the Yahoo’s Internet operations, say sources

Coal Slump Sends Mining Giant Peabody Energy Into Bankruptcy

Many energy companies, including Energy XXI, SandRidge and Vaalco, have indicated concerns about continuing operations

Hudson’s Bay Restructures HBS Global by Selling Another Stake

The Saks and Lord & Taylor owner recently agreed to buy Gilt Groupe

Newell Rubbermaid Sells Levolor and Kirsch Window Covering Brands

The purchase of Elmer's earned Newell the 2015 M&A Mid-Market Award for Strategic Buyer of the Year

Retail Outlook: More Deals, More Bankruptcies Ahead

Recent moves include: DSW’s purchase of Ebuys; Sears’ new loan; Men’s Wearhouse’s holding company; and Sports Authority’s Chapter 11 filing

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