Slideshow On Our Cover: The Most Compelling M&A Stories of 2014

  • February 09 2015, 11:30am EST
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GTCR teams with former VeriFone CEO Doug Bergeron, as deals abound in financial services, health care, tech, retail, energy and manufacturing.

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As banks divest non-core assets, the Riverside Co.’s Matt Dailey and others find tempting targets in the financial services sector.


Tactical planning, specialization and flexibility are keys to success in the lower middle market, explains Brynwood Partner’s Joan McCabe.

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Among the winners of the 2013 M&A Mid-Market Awards is GTCR, which has “grown modestly and sustainably," says managing director Phil Canfield.

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Arsenal Capital’s Terrence Mullen and other PE pros leverage the best fund raising climate seen in years.


As lenders compete for high-quality deals, covenant-lite loans trickle down.

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Maria-Leticia Ossa-Daza of Willkie Farr & Gallagher and other dealmakers explain why a Latin American component for any advisory firm is crucial to growth.


Baird Capital's Brett Tucker and other investors tap emerging mass markets in Asia, Latin America and Africa.

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Cloud computing and data analytics are among the technologies spurring a wave of health care M&A, says Mike Jackman of GE Healthcare.


Brian Krumrei of TSG Consumer Partners and others capitalize on consumer appetite for Muscle Milk, Slim-Fast, Soylent and other nutrition supplements.

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From packaging consumer products to building airplanes, there is a lot of growth in the manufacturing industry, says Monroe Capital's Zia Uddin.

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Ametek's William Eginton and other strategic buyers compete fiercely with PE firms for attractive targets.


terling Partners' Rick Elfman and other savvy retail investors are snatching up e-commerce companies.

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