People Moves of the Week:

Cook M&A, Houlihan Lokey, Piper Jaffray
Cook M&A names Michael Olson vice president; Houlihan Lokey hires transaction advisory head; Piper Jaffray acquires energy investment bank

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The Rise of the Operating Partner
Baird Capital’s Roberto Ferranti, Riverside’s Jeff Goodman, Excellere’s John Lanier, Northstar Aerospace’s David McConnaughey and Graham’s Dan Soroka (pictured) help portfolio companies improve processes and trim costs

Emerging Markets

As China’s Economy Falters, Southeast Asia Attracts Dealmakers
Inexpensive manufacturing and increased consumerism make Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam appealing to private equity firms and strategic buyers from all over the world

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Strategic Buyers

Health Care Software Consolidates Further with CPSI Purchase of Francisco Partners’ Healthland

Recent similar deals include the purchases of IVantage Health Analytics and MedeAnalytics

Video to Drive Deals, As Consumers Migrate to Mobile

Amazon's Elemental Technologies purchase is just one deal fueled by interest in mobile video

Pinnacle Stocks Up on Better-for-You Brands with Smart Balance Acquisition

The owner of Birds Eye and Garden Brands is also adding Udi's and Glutino gluten-free products and Evol natural frozen meals through the deal

Cloud-Computing will Keep the Deals Coming

Amazon, Cisco and Francisco Partners have made recent acquisitions in the sector

Perrigo Grabs AstraZeneca’s Entocort Drug

The deal follows the recent purchases of Harvard Drug and Representaciones e Investigaciones

GTCR-Backed Zayo Picks Up Fiber Network Provider Allstream

The PE firm recently invested in Transaction Data and exited Capella Healthcare

Dramamine Owner Prestige Adds DenTek from TSG

The buyer recently purchased the Canker Cover, Orabrush and Oramoist brands

Health Care Continues to Receive Interest with Pfizer, Allergan Deal

The merger of the Viagra and Botox owners follows the recent purchases of Adheron, Exelan, InvaGen and UDG's pharmacy dvision

Lower Middle Market Provides Bright Spot in Slowing M&A Climate

Firms that focus on the smaller end of the market, including Audax Private Equity, boasted success in 2015, says Audax MD Jay Jester

Robots Prove Attractive M&A Targets

Recent deals have come from Sealed Air, Omron and Teradyne

The Weekly Wrap: Audax, TransDigm, Constellation Brands

Audax buys Justrite; TransDigm adds Breeze-Eastern; Constellation Brands purchases Ballast Brewing

C.R. Bard Picks Up Health Care Supply Distributor Liberator Medical

The buyer’s recent purchases include Medicon, Medafor and Rochester Medical

Following Pexco Deal, TransDigm Adds Breeze-Eastern

In another recent aerospace acquisition, Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway agreed to buy Precision Castparts

As Aircraft Industry Updates Planes, Parts Makers Bring in Buyers

Interest in the sector has come from Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway, as well as Heico

More Construction Means More Building Products M&A

Wynnchurch Capital, Advent International and High Road Capital are among the PE firms going after building products businesses

Dealmakers will be Drawn to Robot & Drone Makers

As Amazon and Wal-Mart experiment with drones, Bubble Wrap owner Sealed Air, Omron, Teradyne and Omnicell have made robot deals

Medtronic Continues Acquisition Spree with Aircraft Medical Purchase

The buyer is purchasing the McGrath owner on the heels of adding Twelve and RF Surgical

Air Liquide, Led by Benoit Potier, Adds Airgas

The deal puts Air Liquide in a better position to compete with Linde, Air Products and Praxair

Piper Jaffray Buys Energy I-Bank Simmons, as Dealmakers Expect More Sector M&A

For Investment Bank of the Year winner Piper Jaffray, led by CEO Andrew Duff, the deal follows acquisitions of Edgeview, Partnership Capital and BMO Capital Markets GKST

Constellation Expands in Craft Beer with Ballast Point Purchase

Other recent similar deals include the purchases of Meantime and Pabst

Conmed Adds Airseal Medical Device Maker SurgiQuest

The target has raised venture capital from CMEA Capital, California Technology Ventures, Fletcher Spaght, Wiest International, Aphelion, River Cities and Mosaix

Glanbia Gains ThinkThin from TSG, Leveraging Appeal of Healthy Snacks

The purchase follows Dr Pepper’s Investment in BA Sports and WhiteWave’s acquisitions of Sequel and Wallaby

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