Mid-Market Awards

Thoma Bravo Snagged TravelClick to Win DEAL OF THE YEAR
The PE firm’s purchase blended two game-changing trends: cloud computing and travel services

Mid-Market Awards

The Riverside Co. Sold up a Storm to Land SELLER OF THE YEAR
Riverside completed an impressive 19 portfolio-company sales, including Disa Global Solutions, one of the firm's largest exits


PPG Bought a Quartet of Mid-Market Competitors to Capture STRATEGIC BUYER OF THE YEAR
The paints and coatings company snatched up Homax Group, Masterwork Paint, Hi-Temp Coatings Technology and Canal Supplies

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Polaroid-Lincensee Buys Bankrupt Airline Catalog SkyMall

The marketing business, which sells products including "Roswell, the Alien Butler," faced increased competition from retailers such as Amazon and EBay

In Oil Move, Dominion Midstream Adds Gas Transmission Unit

The $495M deal gives the buyer an interstate natural gas pipeline

Sears Forms REIT to Raise $2.5B in Cash Amid Losses

Sears has sold and spun off assets -- including the Sears Hometown & Outlet Stores and the Lands’ End clothing brand -- to raise cash amid more than three years of losses

Charter to Acquire SI Newhouse Jr.'s Bright House Networks for $10.4B

Bright House is a consolation prize for Charter after the company lost out to Comcast in the bidding for Time Warner Cable

Bang & Olufsen to Sell Car-Audio Unit to Harman in Focus Shift

Harman's past acquisitions include AMX and IOnRoad Technologies

Yoox to Buy Richemont’s Net-a-Porter Unit for $775M

The combined company will have more heft in the market as competition intensifies in web retailing of luxury goods

Master Lock Owner Fortune Purchases Cabinet-Maker Norcraft

Installed Building Products and Nautic Partners have also made building products deals recently

Novatel Wireless Makes $25M Acquisition to Expand in the Internet of Things

The buyer has refocused in the IoT space under a turnaround orchestrated by CEO Alex Mashinsky

Madison Square Garden Moves Ahead With Sports, Media Split

The split comes after investor JAT Capital Management took a stake in August and pushed for changes

Fujifilm to Buy Drug Discovery Business Cellular Dynamics

The $307M deal brings Fujifilm into the medical discovery market

PPG Bought a Quartet of Mid-Market Competitors to Capture STRATEGIC BUYER OF THE YEAR

The paints and coatings company snatched up Homax Group, Masterwork Paint, Hi-Temp Coatings Technology and Canal Supplies

UnitedHealth to Buy Catamaran to Boost Pharmacy Services

In the mid-market, Guardian and Modern Healthcare have made pharmacy buys recently

Private Equity Perspective:
Four Firms Win M&A Mid-Market Awards

HGGC’s leadership team took home PE Firm of the Year, but we also honored Huron, Riverside Thoma Bravo

Amid Airline Scrutiny, RBC Bearings Pays $500M for Dover Unit

As aircrafts age and scrutiny of the industry intensifies in the wake of high-profile plane crashes, companies that makes airplane parts are likely to be increasingly attractive purchases

The Weekly Wrap: Warburg Pincus, Genstar, Stamps.com

Warburg PIncus invests in Sterigenics; Genstar acquires Mercer Advsiors; Stamps.com buys PSI

Dow Chemical Strikes $5 Billion Chlorine Deal With Olin

Activist investor Dan Loeb has called for Dow to spin off its petrochemicals business

Blackstone-Backed PGI Expands in Europe with Dounor Buy

The buyer, which makes engineered, non-woven fabrics, acquired manufacturers Fiberweb in 2013 and Providencia in 2014

Heinz’s $46B Kraft Bid Is a Megadeal Without a Megabank

Choosing boutique banks over bulge-bracket firms, Heinz hired Lazard, and Kraft picked Centerview

Stamps.com Buys Newell Rubbermaid's Endicia for $215M

Newell has bought and shed several business units over the past few years as it looks to increase profitability

Brazilian PE Firm 3G Capital, Berkshire to Buy Kraft, Merge It With Heinz

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway teamed up with 3G to acquire Heinz and helped finance 3G-owned Burger King’s purchase of Tim Hortons

In Lifestyle-Brand Push, Saban Paddles Off with Piping Hot

The buyer owns pajama line Paul Frank, former Blink-182 musician Tom DeLonge's footwear business Macbeth, and surf and skate group Mambo

Mednax Builds Anesthesia Practice with Another Acquisition

The health care business bought another anesthesiology group in January

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