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


Dealmaker's Guide to the Election: Where Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Stand on 5 Middle-Market Issues
Trade regulations and labor relations provide differences that may affect the middle market when choosing between the candidates, who debated for the last time on Oct. 19


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

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Strategic Buyers

Zimmer Biomet Buys RespondWell to Add Virtual Physical Therapy Tech

The buyer has recently purchased health care tech companies CD Diagnostics and LDR

Qualcomm Buys NXP Semiconductors, Looks to Expand into Auto Electronics

Renesas plans to buy Interesil, as demand for automotive technology accelerates

Tenable’s Purchase of Data Security Provider FlawCheck Shows Cybersecurity Has Become Increasingly Critical

Due diligence for network security is underscored by increased deals following the data breach of Yahoo, and recent website outages affecting Amazon, Netflix and Twitter

Hearst Buys Aviation Software Maker Camp Systems from GTCR, as Aircraft Tech Signals Interest

AEI, Apollo Aviation and ParkerGale are among the PE firms investing in aircraft tech and aerospace companies

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

Most M&A professionals are increasing scrutiny of the cybersecurity practices of potential targets, finds a recent survey by law firm Morrison & Foerster

Investcorp Buys 3i’s Debt Management Business, as Lenders Focus on Specialization

As the private debt market becomes more important as a finance source for the middle market, lenders need to provide differentiated offerings

Sutherland Buys Analytics Firm Nuevora, as Dealmakers Target Retail Data Companies

Related acquisitions have come from SFW Capital, Blackstone, HGGC and StellaService

Acco Buys Esselte to Expand Mead and Five Star Brands in Europe

The deal provides an exit for J.W. Childs, which recently backed Cycle Gear

Rockwell Collins Bets on Smart Jets with B/E Aerospace Deal

Recent aerospace acquisitions have come from Golden Gate, Liberty Hall and Platte River

AT&T Hopes `Rethink Possible' Works for Mega-Deals

AT&T has been expanding its video streaming services, including the acquisition of DirecTV, as consumers watch more content on mobile devices

Cancer and Arthritis Treatments Drive Deals for Specialty Pharmacies

Recent examples include Kroger’s purchase of Modern Healthcare and McKesson’s acquisition of Biologics

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

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

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