Private Equity Firms Double Down on Technology Deals
Tech-focused firms, like Thoma Bravo, HGGC and ParkerGale, are raising funds, and generalists like the Riverside Co. are boosting investment in the sector


Renesas, Samsung, Verizon chase auto tech makers
Intersil, Fleetmatics and Harman are some recent targets in the sector


Huron Closes New Fund in 3 Months, Riding PE Fundraising Wave
The Detroit PE firm focuses on lower middle-market companies, like colorful sock maker Sabg

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Northeast US, Asia/Pacific

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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

The weekly wrap: Accella, B. Riley, Restaurant Brands

Arsenal-backed Accella buys Covestro’s U.S. foam division; B. Riley purchases FBR; Burger King owner Restaurant Brands buys Popeyes

Arsenal-backed Accella buys Covestro’s U.S. foam division for residential construction

Arsenal Capital closed a $1.3 billion private equity fund in October 2016

B. Riley buys investment bank FBR in a merger; financial services M&A picks up

Aon, Bain Capital Credit, Lucia Capital and Mercer made strategic moves within the sector

Burger King buys Popeyes to expand customer base

Burger King has been looking for acquisitions since it merged with Tim Hortons three years ago

Warren Buffett takes his own advice in walking away from Unilever bid

Berkshire Hathaway and 3G Capital own half of Kraft Heinz, which “amicably” withdrew the offer for the maker of Lipton teas, Knorr soup and Axe deodorant

Kraft Heinz spurned in Unilever takeover bid

Kraft Heinz was formed through a combination of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway and investment firm 3G Capital, which had teamed up two years earlier to buyout of H.J. Heinz

Belgium's Sonaca buys aerospace parts designer LMI for U.S. expansion

AEI, Aircraft Technical, Golden Gate, Liberty Hall and Platte River recently acquired aerospace industry suppliers

The weekly wrap: Bregal Sagemount, Riverside Partners, Softbank

Bregal Sagemount purchases Single Digits; Riverside Partners purchases MRA; Softbank buys Fortress Investment Group

One Equity Partners bolsters W.W. Williams with truck maintenance service ASH

Carl Icahn, Driven Brands, Platte River and Ridgemont have all made deal s in the repair services sector

Aetna, Humana abandon merger blocked by judge

Anthem is still planning on moving forward with the Cigna deal, despite regulatory challenges

Renesas, Samsung, Verizon chase auto tech makers

Intersil, Fleetmatics and Harman are some recent targets in the sector

TA Associates backs payments processor Retriever, as medical tech drives deals

Auris Surgical, MedData, McKesson, Thoma Bravo and Zimmer Biomet have engaged in healthcare technology deals

Elementis buys antiperspirant supplier SummitReheis from One Rock Capital to scale personal care business

Advent, Bayer AG, CenterOak and FMC recently acquired chemical businesses

The weekly wrap: CyrusOne, Sterling Group. Thomson Reuters

CyrusOne buys Sentinel Data Centers; Sterling Group backs Time Manufacturing; Thomson Reuters adds Clarient

Lysol Maker Reckitt Benckiser Buys Enfamil Owner Mead Johnson to Expand in Baby Food

Nestle purchased Pfizer’s baby-formula unit in 2012, and Danone acquired baby-food maker Numico in 2007

Health insurers seek M&A options after megadeals get blocked

Aetna and Anthem have been looking for deals in the space

Revelstoke-backed Career Step buys Panacea to grow healthcare education services

Apollo, Carlyle, Leonard Green, Riverside, TPG, and Vinci Capital have invested in educational and training companies

CyrusOne buys two properties from Sentinel, strengthening M&A for data centers

Equinix, Fusion, GI Partners, TierPoint and Verizon all made deals involving data centers

The weekly wrap: Comvest Partners, Steve Madden, Veritas

Comvest backs Interamerican Medical; Steve Madden buys Schwartz & Benjamin; Veritas acquires Harris Corp.'s government IT business

Software deals expected to rise, with help from the new administration

Google, run by CEO Sundar Pichai, may get more aggressive on the M&A front, say analysts

AM&AA Takes on Las Vegas with Winter Conference & New Chapter

Samantha Snelling, the AM&AA's head of business development, confirms that the organization is forming a new chapter in Las Vegas

Steve Madden Buys Women’s Footwear Maker Schwartz & Benjamin; Shoe Deals Gain Traction

Berkshire, CCMP, Coach, DSW, Lynx Equity and New Balance have all made purchases involving the footwear industry

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