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Former Burger King and Pepsi Executive Mikel Durham Named CEO at Bregal Partners-Backed American Seafoods
Arsenal Capital-backed Elite Comfort hires former Dow Chemical executive Chris Chrisafides as CEO

Financial Services

Banner Year for Private Equity Fundraising Bodes Well for M&A in 2017
The amount raised in 2016 was on par with 2014, the best year for PE fundraising since the financial crisis, finds Preqin; a record number of new PE funds is being marketed to investors at the start of 2017

Financing

Lending Will Accelerate, Spurred by More M&A, Say Antares Capital Co-CEOs
John Martin and David Brackett, co-CEOs of Antares Capital, say the loan market is robust for 2017

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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?

Strategic Buyers

Newell Sells Rubbermaid Storage Business, Makes Progress with Portfolio Restructuring


The company has put the Pine Mountain and Diamond brands up for sale; has a deal in place to sell Irwin Tools to Stanley Black & Decker

The Weekly Wrap: Dun & Bradstreet, LLR Partners, Mars


Dun & Bradstreet purchases Avention; LLR Partners backs BluVector; Mars buys VCA

SunBridge Backs Commercial Property Investment Firm PSC; Real Estate M&A Picks Up


Abbell Associates, Apple Self Storage and Athena Real Estate all received investments from PSC

Who Should Win the 2016 M&A Mid-Market Awards? Nominations Due Jan. 31


Audax Private Equity, led by co-CEO Geoffrey Rehnert, closed more than 100 investments and took home Mergers & Acquisitions' Private Equity Firm of the Year Award in 2015

"Huge, Unmet Needs" of Heart Patients Drive Medical Device M&A


Valve replacements and other innovations entice buyers, including Edwards Lifesciences, Medtronic and Teleflex

Dun & Bradstreet Purchases Avention, Strengthens Presence in Sales Data


Salesforce previously bought Demandware; Blackstone, Carlyle and Deluxe also made deals in the space

American Apparel Bankruptcy Deal Leaves Retail Future in Doubt


The clothing company filed for bankruptcy twice in nearly a year; ousted founder Dov Charney failed to regain control of the brand

Lending Will Accelerate, Spurred by More M&A, Say Antares Capital Co-CEOs


John Martin and David Brackett, co-CEOs of Antares Capital, say the loan market is robust for 2017

UnitedHealth Branches Out With $2.3 Billion Surgical Care Deal


Johnson & Johnson, Tecomet, Teleflex, TPG, Windjammer and Zimmer Biomet have recently invested in healthcare tech companies

McDonald’s Sells Control of China Business to Citic and Carlyle


Fast-casual chains Krispy Kreme, Pink Taco and Wendy's all made deals recently

Deluxe Acquires Marketing Analytics Firm FMCG Direct, as Data Providers Draw Buyers


Claritas, JDA Software and Mi9 have all been acquired as analytics providers have grown essential

The Weekly Wrap: AEI, Clearlake Capital, GI Partners


Clearlake buys Landesk; GI Partners adds Komo Plaza; AEI-backed Belcan purchases Kemtah

AEI-Backed Belcan Adds Kemtah Group to Grow Aerospace IT Division


AEI purchased AC&A, Belcan and Moeller from its debut aerospace fund

Sears Sells Craftsman, as CEO Edward Lampert Seeks Cash


The buyer, Stanley Black & Decker, is also purchasing Irwin tools from Newell

Clearlake Acquires Network Security Provider Landesk from Thoma Bravo to Merge with Heat Software


Thoma Bravo recently sold data protection software company Vision Solutions to Clearlake

The Weekly Wrap: Descartes, Dunes Point, Solegear


Descartes Buys Datamyne; Dunes Point purchases Malibu Acceptance; Solegear adds Lindar

E-Commerce Analytics to the Rescue for Retailers, Under More Pressure in Holiday Season


Coveted targets include JDA Software, Mi9 Retail and ShopperTrak, as strategic buyers, such as Wal-Mart, and private equity firms, like Blackstone, compete head to head

Descartes Buys Datamyne, Developer of Software to Analyze Import and Export Trade Activity


Bregal Sagemount, Salesforce.com, Siris Capital and Thoma Bravo all purchased cloud-based software businesses

The Weekly Wrap: Dormakaba, Littlejohn, Novartis


Dormakaba purchases Stanley Black & Decker's mechanical security business; Littlejohn buys Brown Jordan; Novartis acquires Encore Vision

Vistaprint Owner Cimpress Buys Pencil Maker National Pen to Scale Production


E-commerce distribution channels, similar to Cimpress-owned Vistaprint and Pixartprinting, have been driving deals in 2016

Dormakaba Buys Door and Mechanical Security Division from Stanley Black & Decker


Stanley Black & Decker recently bought the Irwin line of tools from Newell Brands to broaden its global tools and storage business

Moore Frères Invests in Opera TV, an Over-the-Top Software Developer


The investment holding company, based in New York, was founded by former Viacom executives to acquire companies in the technology, media and telecommunications sector

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