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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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In Pollution-Control Move, Ceco Environmental Buys PMFG


The buyer made another acquisition, Met-Pro, in 2013

Enable Midstream Grabs Oil Assets Amid Continued Price Volatility


Experts are expecting more M&A for midstream energy assets, which focus on oil transportation, storage and marketing rather than production

As Software Sparks Deals, Ciena Buys Cyan


Ciena is a network specialist that creates infrastructure and related software used by the telecommunications industry

The Buyside: Buyers Wake Up to Anesthesiology


Feeling pressure from Aetna and Blue Cross Blue Shield, small anesthesiology practices are welcoming Mednax, TeamHealth and AmSurg as suitors

8 Companies For Sale


See which companies have recently hit the auction block, including Salesforce.com, led by CEO Marc Benioff

The Weekly Wrap: MasterCard, Twitter, SolarWinds


MasterCard buys software company APT; Twitter takes over advertising firm TellApart; SolarWinds acquires cloud service Papertrail

Baird Capital Acquires SloanLED, as Lighting Component Makers Merge


JZ Partners, Golub Capital and Hexagon are co-investing with Baird

Flextronics Takes Over Mirror Controls As Car Part Deals Climb


Other recent auto-related deals have come from Sage Automotive, Gridiron Capital and Avis Budget Group

Thor Industries Purchases Postle in Latest Aluminum Deal


As the price of aluminum dips, producers of the metal are exploring M&A opportunities

Inside Word: Confidence Continues


The first quarter of 2015 performed on par with 2014, which is good news for dealmakers, as we report in the May issue of Mergers & Acquisitions

OmniVision Agrees to $1.7 Billion Sale to China’s Hua Capital


Chinese buyers are using takeovers, such as the purchase of Spreadtrum Communications, to gain chip capabilities and connect smartphones to cellular networks

Avenue Capital’s Boulevard Harvests Dow Chemical’s AgroFresh


Dow announced in October it would sell AgroFresh as it sheds low-margin businesses and streamlines operations

Salesforce Said to Work With Bankers to Field Inquiries


An acquisition of Salesforce, led by CEO Marc Benioff would top the $27.5 billion leveraged buyout of First Data Corp. in 2007 to be the biggest software purchase ever

Multimedia Platforms Purchases Gay Lifestyle Publication Next Magazine


After buying Columbia FunMap, the LGBTQ publisher is looking to grow readership via M&A, as the Supreme Court hears arguments for and against same-sex marriage

Cap Gemini to Buy Igate to Challenge Accenture


The deal gives the buyer more U.S. customers for its IT consulting business

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

7 Companies For Sale


See which companies have recently hit the auction block, including NCR Corp. and Caradigm

The Weekly Wrap: NetSuite, Groupon, SkinnyPop Popcorn


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

BAE Systems to Review Technical Units After Buyer-Interest


The London-based company’s U.S. intelligence and security division is on the auction block

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

Comcast Plans to Drop Time Warner Cable Deal


The deal’s demise promises to strengthen the hand of online players like Amazon, Netflix and others providing programming over the Internet

As E-Commerce Importance Grows, NetSuite Acquires Bronto Software


The deal follows e-commerce transactions by Anchor Equity, KKR and Siris Capital

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