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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

AMC Theatres Acquires Scandinavian Movie Exhibitor Nordic Cinema; Media M&A Scales Ahead


21st Century Fox, AMC Networks, Kohlberg, Moore Frères and Walt Disney all made deals involving the entertainment and media business recently

Silgan Buys WestRock’s Closure Business to Grow Spray Packaging


Berry Plastics, CVC Capital, Novolex, Packaging Corp and Platinum Equity recently engaged in packaging deals

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Buys German Pipe Company Wilhelm Schulz to Expand in Europe


Berkshire is making the acquisition through Precision Castparts

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

The Weekly Wrap: HP, Noble Energy, United Solutions


HP purchases SimpliVity; Noble Energy buys Clayton Williams; United Solutions adds Newell's Rubbermaid business

Trump Policies Likely to Make 2017 a Good Year for Buying Companies: Guest Article


Paul Aversano of Alvarez & Marsal outlines developments expected to affect the M&A environment favorably under President-elect Donald Trump

Cable One Buys TV Acquisition Firm RBI from GTCR, as Media Deals Draw Buyers


GTCR recently purchased telecom network provider Inteliquent and formed a new trading tech provider

Retailers Snatch Up E-Commerce Sites that Deliver Customized Services


Blue Nile, Leslie’s and PersonalizationMall.com have drawn new buyers

AUA Equity-Backed Indulge Desserts Swallows Gourmet Quiche Maker L&Q


Dean Foods and Geneva Glen also purchased dessert distribution businesses

HP Purchases Software Provider SimpliVity, After Target’s Rival Goes Public


AEI-backed Belcan, LLR Partners and Thompson Street recently made technology deals

Noble Buys Clayton to Expand in Permian


PDC Energy also recently made a similar acquisition in the space

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

"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

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