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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

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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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 will announce the winners of the 2015 M&A Mid-Market Awards soon. In the meantime, see the 2014 Winners

Strategic Buyers

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

Is Mid-Market M&A Still Falling? Participate Today in Our Monthly Survey


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

SunEdison Caps Wild 2015 Ride With Deals Boosting Balance Sheet


The company agreed to buy Vivint Solar in July

Construction Zone Boosts M&A Activity


Consumers are once again buying new homes, spawning fresh interest in the makers building components, including Woodcraft Industries, Gypsum technologies and USA Wood Door

Pep Boys to Be Acquired by Icahn After Bidding War


The billionaire investor waged a bidding war with Bridgestone

Midatech Pharma Completes Acquisition of Anti-Nausea Drug


The deal with Galena Biopharma marks second oncology related acquisition for firm in recent months

Cargill to Exit Crop Insurance Business With Sale to Silveus


Crop insurance isn’t core to the Cargill’s grain business, according to the company

Robot & Drone Makers will Draw in Dealmakers


As Amazon and Wal-Mart experiment with drones, Bubble Wrap owner Sealed Air, Omron, Teradyne and Omnicell have made robot deals

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