Mid-Market Awards

Thoma Bravo Snagged TravelClick to Win DEAL OF THE YEAR
The PE firm’s purchase blended two game-changing trends: cloud computing and travel services

Mid-Market Awards

GE Capital Grew Middle-Market Business to Take LENDER OF THE YEAR
The lending unit of General Electric added a new unit and increased the number of loans for PE platform acquisitions

Mid-Market Awards

Piper Jaffray More Than Doubled Dealflow to Gain INVESTMENT BANK OF THE YEAR
Purchasing Edgeview and Partnership Capital helped propel growth

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Firm: Jones Day

In the news: Jones Day Deepened M&A Bench to Score LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR



Strategic Buyers

Amid Airline Scrutiny, RBC Bearings Pays $500M for Dover Unit

As aircrafts age and scrutiny of the industry intensifies in the wake of high-profile plane crashes, companies that makes airplane parts are likely to be increasingly attractive purchases

The Weekly Wrap: Warburg Pincus, Genstar, Stamps.com

Warburg PIncus invests in Sterigenics; Genstar acquires Mercer Advsiors; Stamps.com buys PSI

Dow Chemical Strikes $5 Billion Chlorine Deal With Olin

Activist investor Dan Loeb has called for Dow to spin off its petrochemicals business

Blackstone-Backed PGI Expands in Europe with Dounor Buy

The buyer, which makes engineered, non-woven fabrics, acquired manufacturers Fiberweb in 2013 and Providencia in 2014

Heinz’s $46B Kraft Bid Is a Megadeal Without a Megabank

Choosing boutique banks over bulge-bracket firms, Heinz hired Lazard, and Kraft picked Centerview

Stamps.com Buys Newell Rubbermaid's Endicia for $215M

Newell has bought and shed several business units over the past few years as it looks to increase profitability

Brazilian PE Firm 3G Capital, Berkshire to Buy Kraft, Merge It With Heinz

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway teamed up with 3G to acquire Heinz and helped finance 3G-owned Burger King’s purchase of Tim Hortons

In Lifestyle-Brand Push, Saban Paddles Off with Piping Hot

The buyer owns pajama line Paul Frank, former Blink-182 musician Tom DeLonge's footwear business Macbeth, and surf and skate group Mambo

Mednax Builds Anesthesia Practice with Another Acquisition

The health care business bought another anesthesiology group in January

Meet Huron Capital's Gretchen Perkins and All the Winners of the M&A Mid-Market Awards for 2014

GE Capital, HGGC, Jones Day, Piper Jaffray, PPG, the Riverside Co, Thoma Bravo and Huron Capital’s Perkins take home prizes

PPG Bought a Quartet of Mid-Market Competitors to Capture STRATEGIC BUYER OF THE YEAR

The paints and coatings company snatched up Homax Group, Masterwork Paint, Hi-Temp Coatings Technology and Canal Supplies

The Weekly Wrap: A. Schulman, HGGC, LLR Partners

A. Schulman buys Citadel Plastics; HGGC acquires MRops; LLR Partners picks up Agility Recovery

Novinium Buys UtilX, as Struggling Willbros Divests Assets

The seller, an energy contractor facing loan troubles amid low crude oil prices, is trying to sell non-core assets to reduce debt

Viggle Founder Sillerman Offers $10M for Stake in Wetpaint Subsidiary

The proposal comes after Sillerman made a bid to take another one of his companies, SFX Entertainment, private in February

Interparfums Spends $108M for Rochas, Experiments with Fashion

The $108M acquisition of the brand from P&G adds fashion to the buyer's perfume business

J&J's Janssen Adds VC-Backed Maker of Blood Clot Drug

The target, Xo1, received venture capital funding from Index Ventures in 2013

Guest Article: Alternative Lenders Look Abroad

Banks compete aggressively for private equity-backed deals, but their appetite for risk has been static, says FGI's Sami Altaher

Sifco Picks Up C*Blade for $26M

Other recent aerospace deals have come from Alcoa and CD&R

Buffalo Wild Wings Franchisee Gobbles Up Catalina Restaurants

The latest deal from Food Management Partners follows restaurant acquisitions from Redrock Partners and Romulus

AmTrust Financial Buys ARI Mutual in Yet Another Insurance Deal

First American and TriVest have also made insurance acquisitions in March

Keyw Adds Ponte Technologies, Milestone, as Businesses Focus on Cybersecurity

Bain Capital and Belden have also recently bulked up security offerings through acquisitions

Microsemi Snags Semiconductor Maker for $389M

The sale of Vitesse follows other chipmaker deals helmed by NXP and Lattice Semiconductor

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