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Healthy Appetite for Private Equity

“We went from a crash diet to resumption of a pretty healthy appetite for private equity,” says Terrence Mullen of Arsenal Capital Partners in this video with Mergers & Acquisitions contributing editor Danielle Fugazy. Today’s fundraising climate is “both competitive and discriminating.” For more on fundraising, see the May cover story, " Capital Commitments: 5 Winning Fundraising Strategies," and for news of the firm’s latest transaction, read " Profiled PE Firm Arsenal Makes a Deal."
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    Amid a slow and challenging year for dealmaking, the winners of Mergers & Acquisitions’ 7th Annual M&A Mid-Market Awards outpaced the competition to grow, innovate and lead the middle market


    The Buyside:
    Disney, Warner Bros. Seek Next-Gen YouTubes

    Traditional Hollywood studios such as Disney and Warner Bros. are seeking next-generation YouTube content providers

    The Buyside

    Activist Investors Dig Into Mid Market
    Spurred on by the high-profile success of Carl Icahn and others, a growing crop of firms is looking further downstream


    Fund of Funds, Lender

    ESOP, Recapitalization

    Agriculture, Natural Resources

    New York, Hong Kong

    Northeast US, Asia/Pacific

    United States, Canada


    People Database

    Exclusive data on top players in capital markets

    Ron Nayot

    Managing Director

    Firm: Diversis Capital

    In the news: Diversis Aims to Grow Martin Archery


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    Weekly Wrap

    CD&R, Houghton Mifflin, Vention

    Clayton Dubilier & Rice buys John Deere Landscapes; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt picks up Choice Solutions; Vention Medical acquires Fast Forward Medical

    First Reserve, Marlin Equity, SFX Entertainment

    First Reserve acquires TNT Crane & Rigging; Marlin Equity buys Telltabs; SFX purchases Arc90, Fame House and Tunezy

    Azure Midstream, Centre Partners, Wilsonart

    Azure picks up TGGT; Centre acquires Captain D’s; Wilsonart buys Durcon

    B&G Foods, Crestwood, Time Warner Cable

    B&G Foods buys Rickland Orchards; Crestwood acquires Arrow Midstream; Time Warner Cable picks up DukeNet

    Accenture, Riverside, Sterling

    Accenture acquires Procurian; Riverside picks up EcoSmart; Sterling buys Specialty Manufacturing

    eBay; Knight; Stryker

    eBay picked up Braintree; Knight made an offer for USA Truck; Stryker acquired Mako Surgical

    Brynwood, CD&R; Confie Seguros

    Brynwood Partners acquires Lightlife Foods; CD&R Picks up Harsco’s infrastructure division; Confie Seguros buys part of Affirmative Insurance Holdings

    Bregal Sagemount, Propel, Time

    Bregal Sagemount picked up Netrada North America; Propel bought Zoob; Time acquired American Express Publishing

    Jarden, Alliant, Riverside

    Jarden takes over Yankee Candle; Alliant acquires Bushnell; Riverside purchases three targets

    Akorn, Wasserstein, Fandango

    Akorn takes over Hi-Tech Pharmacal; Wasserstein purchases GlobeComm;Fandango acquires Quantum Loyalty

    BHS, JustFab, Zillow

    BHS Specialty Chemicals buys Steam Engineering; JustFab and ShoeDazzle merge; Zillow picks up StreetEasy

    Duma Energy, IBM, Pinnacle

    Duma Energy buys Hydrocarb Energy; IBM picks up Trusteer; Pinnacle acquires Wish-Bone and Western brand dressings

    AOL, Angie’s List, EZE Trucking

    AOL acquires Adap.tv; Angie's List purchases SmartHabitat; EZE Trucking buys Rig Runners

    Apollo, Standard Register, Zotec

    Apollo acquires Pitney Bowes; Standard Register purchases WorkflowOne; Zotec Partners buys Medical Management Professionals

    Hanergy, Riverside, Roadrunner

    Hanergy buys Global Solar; Riverside acquired Blue Microphones; Roadrunner Transportation bought Marisol

    Bally Technologies, Men’s Wearhouse, Riverside

    Bally Technologies picks up SHFL Entertainment; Men’s Wearhouse acquires JA Holding; Riverside purchases ProSites

    Kroger, TPG, Western Digital

    Kroger grabs Harris Teeter; TPG acquires Envision Pharmaceutical; Western Digital buys VeloBit

    Tribune, CoreLogic, Kohlberg

    Tribune buys 19 TV stations; CoreLogic acquires two TPG-backed businesses; Kohlberg takes over Steinway

    Mednax, Tenet Healthcare, Thoma Bravo

    Mednax acquires Neonatal; Tenet buys Vanguard; Thoma Bravo picks up Keynote

    Emcor, RLJ Lodging, Stratasys

    Emcor bought RepconStrickland; RLJ Lodging Trust acquired the Courtyard Waikiki Beach; Stratasys picked up MakerBot

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