People Moves of the Week

AIG, Pimco, Golub Capital
AIG places exec in charge of M&A; Pimco exec steps down; Golub Capital hires Chip Cushman from GE Capital


Early-Stage Deal Flow Rose in April for Third Month in a Row
While dealmakers remain optimistic, some signs indicate the rate of M&A expansion may be slowing

Lender News

Sale Process for GE Capital's Commercial Lending Biz is Underway
The news comes as an announcement about a deal for GE Capital's PE lending unit is expected the first week of June

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Strategic Buyers

PPG Continues Acquisitions with Cuming Microwave Buy

The deal comes shortly after PPG picked up Consoricio Latinoamericano

As U.S. Real Estate Recovers, Stock Building Agrees to Building Materials Merger

Steady hiring, low borrowing costs and a limited supply of existing homes is now helping lift demand in the U.S. for new properties

PPG Expands in Central America with Consorcio Latinoamericano Deal

The buyer won Mergers & Acquisitions M&A Mid-Market Strategic Buyer of the Year award for 2014, after making a handful of acquisitions

Intel Buys Altera to Defend Data-Center Market

The deal was announced a week after, in another semiconductor transaction, Avago Technologies agreed to buy Broadcom

Boot Barn Steps Further into E-Commerce with Sheplers Buy

IBM and NetSuite have also made e-commerce driven investments recently

Apollo Buys Industrial Tech Business OM Group

Platform Specialty will then acquire two of OM's units from Apollo, headed by CEO Leon Black

The Weekly Wrap: Hormel Foods, Vox Media, Hot Topic

Hormel buys Applegate; Vox acquires Revere Digital; Hot Topic takes over GeekNet

L-3 Expands in Pilot Training with CTC Acquisition

Veritas Capital and TransDigm have also recently made deals in the aerospace market

As U.S. Population Ages, Capmark Grabs Specialized Retailer Orchard Brands

Orchard owns Blair, Huband, Norm Thompson, Solutions, Sahalie, Gold Violin, Appleweed’s, Tog Shop, LinenSource, Draper’s & Damon’s, Old Pueblo Traders, Bedford Fair and WinterSilks

Sound Bites:
Video Highlights from ACG’s InterGrowth 2015

Dealmakers, including Mike Bernstein of Baird Capital and Sarah Bradley of Kainos Capital, weigh in on a range of topics from health care to food M&A

Nokia Takes Over Eden Rock to Expand in Self Organizing Networks

As part of the deal, Eden Rock will spin off a new company for its spectrum-sharing services

Vox Media to Buy Tech Biz Website Re/code in All-Stock Deal

Former Wall Street Journal reporters and AllThingsD conference organizers Kara Swisher and Walter Mossberg founded Re/code in 2014

Hormel Wins Applegate Auction and Grows Protein Offerings

The deal reflects rising consumer demand for natural and organic food companies such as Annie’s, which was sold to General Mills

Patrick Drahi Said to Seek Smaller Deals After Missing Time Warner

Through Altice, the French-Israeli tycoon is expected to ink deals in the middle market on the heels of buying Suddenlink

Charter Agrees to Buy Time Warner Cable, Beating Last-Minute Competition from French Billionaire Patrick Drahi

Charter got another shot at buying Time Warner when regulatory scrutiny caused a deal with Comcast to fall apart

The Weekly Wrap: FitLife, Pandora, SingleHop

FitLife Brands buys iSatori; Pandora takes over Next Big Sound; SingleHop acquires Datagram

E-Training Services Entice Bidders

On the heels of Lynda.com’s recent deal with LinkedIn, Riverside picks up Health & Safety Institute

Thomson Reuters to Sell Competitive Intelligence Unit to Broadridge

The deal was announced on the heels of Broadridge's acquisition of Direxxis

Elbit Expands Cybersecurity Business With $158M Purchase

After the recent hacks on Sony Pictures Entertainment and JPMorgan Chase, Nice Systems and other cybersecurity providers continue to be a hot target for buyers

CVS to Buy Omnicare in Pharmacy Expansion

Omnicare also drew interest from industry leader Express Scripts Holding Co.

SingleHop Acquires Another Cloud Hosting Firm

Backed by Battery Ventures and Digital Realty Trust, SingleHop continues its momentum after buying Datagram and Server Intellect

Turnaround Tuesday: Z Trim Signs Food Biz Pro Anthony Saguto as CFO After Q1 Loss

The ingredients company also hired Jeffrey Consulting Group to improve operations

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