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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

M&A

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

Fundraising

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

Mid-Market Awards

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

Restructuring

Turnaround Talk: Sears' New Loan Receives Mixed Reviews


Some view the new $750 million loan as “credit positive,” while others say it does not improve Sears' liquidity position or “change its credit story”

Sports Authority Files for Bankruptcy After Missing Fitness Boom


The retailer is owned by private equity firm Leonard Green & Partners

Tribune Hires Moelis and Guggenheim to Look at Options


The announcement comes after Nexstar recently agreed to buy Media General

Yahoo Hires Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan and PJT Partners to Explore Options


The company recently dropped plans to spin off its Alibaba stake

Guest Article: Middle-Market Carve-Outs Can Be Complex


Sun Capital’s Brian Urbanek says management and operations are important to understand

Acquisitive SFX Files for Bankruptcy


The entertainment company ran up costs by purchasing Beatport, Mysteryland, TomorrowWorld and others

Verso Files Ch. 11, Following Missed Interest Payments


The paper producer’s filing is the sector’s largest since NewPage’s bankruptcy in 2011

American Apparel Restructuring Led by Senior Lenders, Judge Rules


Ousted founder Dov Charney loses bid to regain control of the struggling retailer

Turnaround Tuesday: GrubHub Reveals Plans to Strengthen Balance Sheet


The app-based food delivery service has watched its stock decline over the last year

Sports Authority Misses Interest Payment, Resulting in Downgrade


The sports equipment and apparel retailer is backed by Leonard Green

If Verso Goes Bankrupt, It Will Be The Largest Filing in the Sector Since 2011


The company acquired NewPage in 2015

GE Continues Restructuring Efforts by Selling Appliances Unit to China’s Haier


The sale of Antares Capital to Canada's CPPIB in August was among GE's divestitures

GE to Sell HQ and Move as Part of Restructuring


The move comes after the company recently bought Metem and sold Antares

Energy Future Holdings' Bankruptcy Exit is in Jeopardy


The company's plan for a tax-free real estate spinoff may get halted by new legislation

4 Companies For Sale


See which companies hit the auction block this week, including assets from Verizon and Johnson & Johnson

Retailers are Revamping, and Some will File for Bankruptcy


The bankruptcy filings of American Apparel and Quicksilver portend others in the industry

Turnaround Tuesday: Troubled Oil Biz Red Mountain Enters Discussions with Lender After Default


The company is one of many to be hurt by volatile crude oil prices

Turnaround Tuesday: Essex Rental to Delist from Nasdaq, Contemplates Sale


The crane equipment rental business came to a forbearance agreement with lenders that requires it to explore strategic alternatives

Distressed Company Watch List


See which companies have recently indicated doubt about continuing as a going concern in SEC filings, including Abtech, Eco Building and Sino Payments

American Apparel’s Ousted Founder Dov Charney Hires Adviser in Attempt to Regain Control


Early signs show holiday shopping is up, but challenges suggest more struggling retailers will follow American Apparel’s foray into bankruptcy in 2016

Distressed Company Watch List


See which companies have recently indicated doubt about continuing as a going concern in SEC filings, including Essex Rental, Sino Payments and Visualant

Turnaround Tuesday: Troubled Social Media Biz Moko Sells Political Commentary Unit to Focus on Sports


The buyer is owned by David Brock, who also owns Media Matters – a company once advised by U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton