Has Mid-Market M&A Come to a Dead Stop, or is This a Momentary Pause?
Dealmaking in Q4 2015 dropped 26 percent from Q4 2014, and January 2016 was downright sluggish. How long will the lull last?

Turnaround Talk

Men's Wearhouse Devises Tailored Brands Holding Company to Protect Assets in Potential Bankruptcy
The retailer has suffered financially since its 2014 acquisition of Jos. A. Bank


Valuations Soared in 2015, Making it Tough for PE Firms to Compete with Strategic Buyers
Prices paid for lower middle-market targets averaged 9.1 times Ebitda, up from 7.8 in 2014, says GF Data’s Graeme Frazier

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Strategic Buyers

Web.com Expands Subscribers with Online Marketer Yodle

Accenture and Perficient have made similar deals

Stryker Adds Medical Device-Maker Synergetics in Buying Spree

The planned purchase of medical device maker Synergetics follows Stryker’s agreement to buy medical supplier Sage from Madison Dearborn

Rockwell Complements Jacobs Automation with MagneMotion Acquisition

The deal follows the purchases of Adept Technology and B+ Equipment

Algonquin Power to Buy Empire District Electric, as Canadian Power Companies Seek Growth Through U.S. Targets

The deal follows in the footsteps of the planned purchase by Canada’s Fortis of the U.S.-based ITC Holdings utility

Fortis Seeks Growth in the Utilities Sector with ITC Purchase

Other recent deals include the acquisitions of AGL Resources and Piedmont

Trimble Purchases Sefaira, Provider of Building-Design Software

The deal follows Trimble's acquisitions of Agri-Trend and Telog

Idex Expands Safety Division with Akron Brass Purchase

3M is another strategic buyer that has been growing its safety equipment business

FormFactor Acquires Semiconductor Tester Cascade Microtech

Altera, EZchip and Pericom have recently been bought

ITW Expands Portfolio with Auto Parts Deal

Other recent automotive purchases include Carproof, Coast distribution and Lyft

FireEye Acquires iSight, as Cybersecurity Firms Drive M&A

Oft-cited authority on high-profile attacks on Sony, Target and others buys firm that uncovered Russian Sandworm hackers

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Dealmaking contracted in December for the first time in two years

Atlas Flies with Southern Air Deal

The target owns Florida West International Airways, Worldwide Air Logistics and has an agreement with DHL Express

Graphic Packaging Buys WG Anderson, as Deals for Container Makers Hold Strong

The buyer recently completed its purchase of G-Box and made a bid for Colorpak

Following Pending Adheron Deal, Roche Buys Healthcare Ventures-Backed Tensha Therapeutics

The buyer is adding the biotech company, known for its Ten-010 product, after Shire agreed to purchase Baxalta and Dyax

Health Care M&A Continues to Hold Strong with Shire's Purchase of Baxalta

Other recent pharmaceutical deals include Galena Biopharma, Wil Research and the formation of Phoenix Therapeutics

Aging Population Drives Home Nursing Deals

C.R. Bard, Almost Family and Amedisys have been looking for acquisitions in the space

Charles River Labs Continues Deal Spree, Picking Up Wil Research

Other recent purchases by the buyer include Celis International, BioFocus and ChanTest

Hooker Furniture Expands Offerings, Buys Meridian

With the acquisition, the buyer is adding the Pulaski, Samuel Lawrence and Prime Resources brands

General Mills Nurtures Annie’s Mac ‘n Cheese Business with Epic’s Bison Bacon Cranberry

Epic Provisions, which pioneered bars made of meat, fruit and nuts, will operate under Annie’s business, which General Mills bought in 2014

Harman Takes Advantage of Rising Car Sales with TowerSec Purchase

The target makes cybersecurity technology products under the Ecushield and Tcushield brands

Continuing Its Acquisition Strategy, Acadia Adds Priory

The deal follows the purchases of Crossroads Holding, Foundations Recovery and Reliant Hospital

Bowflex Owner Nautilus Picks up North Castle’s Octane Fitness

Christy Sports and Simpson Performance have been acquired in related deals

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