Due Diligence

Cybersecurity Must Be Part of the M&A Process, says Eric Feldman, CIO of the Riverside Co.
The Yahoo data breach, coming in the midst of Verizon’s acquiring the struggling Internet company, provides a moment of reflection on cybersecurity


The Weekly Wrap: Bravo Sports, Trans World, US Foods
Bravo Sports buys Nutcase; Trans World acquires Etailz; US Foods purchases Save on Seafood

Private Equity

PE Firms Fundraising: Apollo Accord, Welkin Captial and Others
Summit Investors is also raising a fund

Digital Edition


Fund of Funds, Lender

ESOP, Recapitalization

Agriculture, Natural Resources

New York, Hong Kong

Northeast US, Asia/Pacific

United States, Canada


Influential Women

Mergers & Acquisitions’ special report celebrates 25 leading female transaction professionals, including Jeri Harman, founder of Avante Mezzanine Partners

Mid-Market Awards

Mergers & Acquisitions Names Winners of the 9th Annual M&A Mid-Market Awards

Strategic Buyers

Newell's Sale of Irwin Tools is Just the First Step in Divestiture of Business Lines

The divestitures come amid a strategic review of business conducted since the merger of Newell Rubbermaid and Yankee Candle owner Jarden

Estée Lauder Buys Becca to Expand Online and in Asia and Middle East

L’Oreal and Revlon have also bought related companies

The Weekly Wrap: Bravo Sports, Pritzker Brothers, US Foods

Bravo Sports buys Nutcase; Pritzker Brothers acquire ProAmpac; US Foods purchases Save on Seafood

Cybersecurity Firms Draw Buyers, as Hackers Invade Agencies, Campaigns and Companies

The Oct. 21 attack on Internet tech provider Dyn -- wounding Amazon, Netflix, Twitter and others -- is latest reminder of the rising value of cybersecurity providers

US Foods Acquires Save on Seafood, as Buying Spree Continues After Sysco Merger Collapses

The buyer previously made deals for Cara Donna, Food Genius and Freshway Foods

Permian Basin Remains Attractive for Oil and Gas M&A, Says Deloitte's Ray Ballotta

Productive drilling activity will drive costs down and lead more buyers to the Permian

Supervalu Sells Save-A-Lot Chain to Onex, as the Grocery Sector Consolidates

Other related purchases have come from Apollo, Haggen and Kroger

Morningstar Buys Remaining Stake in M&A Researcher PitchBook, Plans Global Growth

Other data related deals have come from HGGC, Penton and SFW Capital

The Weekly Wrap: Frank's, Polaris, Stanley Black & Decker

Frank's Acquires Blackhawk; Polaris adds Transamerican; Stanley Black buys Newell's Irwin tools

Kellogg Buys Brazilian Food Company Parati to Continue Expanding in Emerging Markets

The maker of Froot Loops and Special K previously invested in Multipro

Polaris Wheels in Transamerican, as Deals for Auto Parts Accelerate

Recent buyers include Crestview, Grakon and Watermill

Stanley Black & Decker Harvests Newell’s Irwin Tools in Strategic Pruning Process

Many consumer companies, including ConAgra, Church & Dwight and P&G , are buying and selling product lines to focus on fast-growing brands

Aon Purchases Risk Management Firm Stroz Friedberg, as Cyber Deals Remain Robust

Accenture, Symantec and Vista Equity have all recently made recent cybersecurity purchases

GE Buys Blade Maker LM Wind Power, Continues Acquisition Spree

The company has deals in place for Arcam, Meridium, ShipExpress and SLM Solutions

Carlyle Acquires Total's Chemicals Unit, Amid Volatile Oil Prices

Other similar deals in the mid-market include acquisitions from Meridian, PPG and Polymer Solutions

The Weekly Wrap: Bass Pro, Gannett, Salesforce

Bass Pro buys Cabela's; Gannett adds Golfweek; Salesforce purchases Krux

Gannett’s Purchase of Golfweek Leverages Rising Popularity of Golf

The USA Today publisher recently acquired the (Bergen County) Record, ReachLocal, and made a bid for Tribune

Finding a Home for Newell Brands' Castoffs

The owner of Sharpie markers and Rubbermaid storage containers is looking to sell divisions that house the Irwin tools and K2 snowboard brands

Salesforce Buys Marketing Startup Krux to Fight Rising Competition

The purchase will put Salesforce in a better position to compete against Microsoft and Oracle

Bass Pro Buys Cabela’s, After Elliott Associates Pushes Target to Sell

Capital One also reached a deal to purchase Cabela’s credit card portfolio

Viacom Wins Over Bond Investors Thanks to CBS Merger Talks

National Amusements recently proposed that the two companies merge in an effort to revive MTV and Comedy Central

Nationwide is Acquiring Advisory Shop Jefferson National, Expanding Retirement Service Distribution

Recent insurance buyers include AIG and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

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