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Lending Markets Push Up Financial Services Deal Prices

Strategics acquirers and private equity firms are flush with cash and lenders are aggressively lending, increasing overall deal prices today, says Thomas Costello, a principal with of Baird Capital, in this video with Mergers & Acquisitions contributing editor Danielle Fugazy. For more, see the roundtable discussion co-sponsored by Madison Capital Funding and KattenMuchinRosenman LLP, " “Financial Services Companies Heat Up M&A Market.”
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  • The first installment of our new predictive index shows that dealmakers expect overall M&A to increase, with health care outperforming the overall market READ MORE 

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    Barbara Bradley Baekgaard, founder of Vera Bradley (Nasdaq: VRA), is the latest in a series of entrepreneurs highlighted at ACG New York Women of Leadership events. Photo credit: Robert Blumenfeld

    Watercooler

    GTCR, Hormel, the Riverside Co-CEOs and Others Win M&A Mid-Market Awards
    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

    Roundtable

    Financial Services Companies Heat Up M&A Market
    Speakers from Flexpoint Ford, Genstar Capital, Baird Capital, Madison Capital Funding and Katten Muchin Rosenman discuss the various factors playing a role in M&A activity within the financial services space

    Expert's Corner

    Pursuing Pharma Manufacturing
    The fragmented pharmaceutical manufacturing industry provides plenty of opportunities for private equity investors, says JLL Partners founder Paul Levy

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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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