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ApplePie Capital, the first online lender solely dedicated to the franchise industry, announced the appointment of franchise industry veteran Ronald Feldman as chief development officer, as well as the acquisition of Funding Solutions, LLC, a... Read Story

April 20, 2017, 07:15 AM

U.S. broadcast station mergers and acquisitions (M&A) volume reached $2.76 billion in the first quarter of 2017, according to analysis by Kagan, a media research group within S&P Global Market Intelligence. Radio deals accounted for $2.59 billion... Read Story

April 17, 2017, 07:17 AM

Pine Brook, an investment firm focused on building businesses in the financial services and energy sectors, and Triumph Bancorp, Inc. announced the signing of a definitive agreement for Pine Brook and management to acquire Triumph Capital Advisors... Read Story

April 04, 2017, 07:24 AM

Stenn International Ltd., a UK-based international trade finance provider and Cross Border Funding, LLC, a Los Angeles trade finance brokerage and advisory group announced that they have signed a definitive merger agreement under which Cross Border... Read Story

April 04, 2017, 07:00 AM

Barings, one of the world’s leading asset management firms, announced that it served as lead agent and sole lender on a package of credit facilities to support New Heritage Capital  in its acquisition of Continental Services.The debt package... Read Story

March 09, 2017, 07:07 AM

B. Riley Financial and FBR combined will become a clear leader in small cap investment banking and brokerage in the U.S. with 600 names under research coverage.Together B. Riley Financial and FBR will provide a truly unique platform to help clients... Read Story

February 23, 2017, 07:00 AM

The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. announced a definitive agreement to acquire the U.S.-based commercial and vendor finance business  of ECN Capital Corp., one of the leading non-bank vendor finance businesses in the United States. PNC will... Read Story

February 21, 2017, 08:19 AM

Global professional services firm Huron announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Innosight Holdings LLC, a growth strategy firm focused on helping companies navigate disruptive change, enable innovation and manage strategic... Read Story

February 17, 2017, 08:00 AM

Nearly three-quarters (74 percent) of business brokers—professionals who aid in the buying and selling of businesses—expect an increase in new clients coming to market in 2017, according to the quarterly Market Pulse Report published by the... Read Story

February 17, 2017, 07:15 AM

Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc., the holding company and parent of Pinnacle Bank, and BNC Bancorp, the holding company and parent of Bank of North Carolina, jointly announced the signing of a definitive agreement pursuant to which BNC will merge... Read Story

January 23, 2017, 07:10 AM

Houlihan Lokey, Inc., the global investment bank, announced that it has acquired Black Stone IP LLC (BSIP), a boutique investment bank focused on valuing and trading patent and other intellectual property (IP) assets. Terms of the transaction were... Read Story

January 19, 2017, 08:28 AM

Renasant Corporation, the parent company of Renasant Bank, and Metropolitan BancGroup, Inc., the parent company of Metropolitan Bank, jointly announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which Metropolitan will merge with and... Read Story

January 19, 2017, 08:11 AM

Stanley Black & Decker and Sears Holdings Corporation announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Stanley Black& Decker will purchase the Craftsman brand from Sears Holdings.  The transaction provides Stanley Black&... Read Story

January 06, 2017, 07:40 AM

White Oak Global Advisors, LLC  on behalf of its institutional clients, announced today that White Oak has expanded its asset-based lending platform through the acquisition of Capital Business Credit, LLC (“CBC”), a leading commercial finance company... Read Story

December 16, 2016, 07:45 AM

Against a backdrop of uncertainty, the M&A market dipped in 2016. But, the Deloitte M&A trends report 2016, year-end edition shows an anticipated rebound in the year ahead with 86 percent of surveyed private equity and 71 percent of surveyed... Read Story

December 12, 2016, 07:40 AM

The number of mid-sized U.S. companies already engaged in or open to buying and selling has risen sharply since last year, setting the stage for a very active 2017 merger market, according to the sixth annual Citizens Commercial Banking Middle Market... Read Story

December 08, 2016, 07:17 AM

NewStar Financial Inc. announced the sale of its equipment finance business and related assets to Boston-based Radius Bank ("Radius"), a federal savings association, for approximately $140 million in cash.    NewStar Equipment Finance is an... Read Story

December 02, 2016, 07:29 AM

According to a recent survey by KPMG LLP, the audit, tax and advisory firm, U.S. merger and acquisition (M&A) activity is expected to remain steady in 2017, compared to deal levels of 2016. Of nearly 100 respondents to KPMG’s M&A Market Pulse survey... Read Story

November 23, 2016, 07:59 AM

Oxford Finance LLC, an industry-leading specialty finance firm that provides senior debt to life sciences and healthcare services companies, announced that it has been acquired by an affiliate of Wafra Capital Partners, whose family of funds and... Read Story

November 18, 2016, 07:45 AM

Citing a survey conducted by Harris Williams & Co, Bloomberg reports that mid-sized companies are becoming more open to selling themselves to private equity buyersBuyout firms were named as the preferred buyer by 38 percent more respondents than last... Read Story

October 14, 2016, 07:38 AM

Golden Gate Capital and Pacific Sunwear of California, Inc. and all of its subsidiaries announced today that Golden Gate Capital has completed its acquisition of PacSun, which concluded its restructuring after completing all required actions and... Read Story

September 08, 2016, 07:33 AM

Wintrust Financial Corporation announced that its subsidiary Lake Forest Bank and Trust Company has completed its previously announced acquisition of select loans and related relationships from GE Capital Franchise Finance. The loans totaled $554... Read Story

August 22, 2016, 07:45 AM

TIAA announced an agreement to acquire EverBank, a nationwide consumer and commercial bank with $27.4 billion in total assets. This acquisition significantly expands TIAA’s banking and lending products and complements the company’s full suite of... Read Story

August 09, 2016, 07:50 AM

CVC Credit Partners, a leading global alternative investment manager focused on sub-investment grade debt markets in the U.S. and Europe, today announced the acquisition of Northport Capital TRS, LLC ("Northport") from Resource Capital Corp. by a... Read Story

August 05, 2016, 08:06 AM

KeyCorp announced it has closed its acquisition of First Niagara Financial Group, Inc.  Systems and client conversion is expected during the fourth quarter of 2016, subject to pending regulatory approval by the Office of the Comptroller of the... Read Story

August 01, 2016, 08:01 AM

EverBank Financial Corp announced its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2016.  The Company also announced that as a result of an ongoing review of its strategic alternatives it is in advanced negotiations with a well-respected... Read Story

July 28, 2016, 07:54 AM

Brown Gibbons Lang & Company (BGL) announced the sale of Wallover Enterprises, Inc. (Wallover or the Company) to Houghton International Inc., a subsidiary of Gulf Oil International. BGL's Industrials team served as the exclusive financial advisor to... Read Story

July 25, 2016, 07:23 AM

CIT Group announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell its Canadian equipment finance and corporate finance businesses (“CIT Canada”), with more than US $700 million in assets, to Laurentian Bank of Canada. In addition, approximately... Read Story

June 30, 2016, 08:03 AM

GE has entered into separate agreements with three buyers to sell the bulk of GE Capital’s U.S. restaurant franchise financing assets. The combined transactions represent ending net investment (ENI) of approximately $1.4 billion as of first quarter... Read Story

June 28, 2016, 07:54 AM

Full Circle Capital Corporation ("Full Circle") announced that it has entered into a merger agreement with Great Elm Capital Corp., a company formed by Great Elm Capital Group, Inc. ("GEC", formerly Unwired Planet, Inc.) and funds managed by MAST... Read Story

June 24, 2016, 07:30 AM

Manufacturing was the most active industry for closing deals valued at $75 million or less in the first quarter of 2016, according to a new survey released by CMF Associates, private equity’s preferred operating partner for finance and financial... Read Story

June 01, 2016, 07:51 AM

Ares Capital Corporation and American Capital, Ltd. (NASDAQ: ACAS) announced today that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Ares Capital will acquire American Capital, excluding American Capital Mortgage Management, LLC. ... Read Story

May 23, 2016, 08:15 AM

Liquid Capital Corp., a Canadian-founded trade finance and asset-based lending company, announced that it has entered into a purchase and sale agreement where it has acquired the assets and associated goodwill of TCE Capital Corporation, a boutique... Read Story

May 17, 2016, 08:01 AM

GE has completed the previously announced sale of GE Capital’s Franchise Finance U.S. hotel business to Western Alliance Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of Western Alliance Bancorporation (NYSE: WAL). The sale includes approximately $1.3 billion in... Read Story

April 25, 2016, 07:46 AM

Canadian Western Bank announced its recent signing of an asset purchase agreement to acquire GE Capital's Canadian Franchise Finance business. The business provides financing across Canada to a diverse group of established companies in the... Read Story

April 08, 2016, 07:33 AM

NewStar Financial Inc. announced the sale of its asset-based lending subsidiary, NewStar Business Credit LLC (“NSBC”),  to Sterling National Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sterling Bancorp for approximately $112 million in cash, net of debt... Read Story

April 01, 2016, 07:54 AM

Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC ("DCF") acted as exclusive financial advisor to South Carolina-based Consolidated Systems, Inc. ("CSi") in three recent sell-side transactions, including asset divestitures to Steel Dynamics, Inc., a major metal... Read Story

March 25, 2016, 07:37 AM

M&A advisory firm Capstone Strategic surveyed middle-market executives from multiple industries on their growth and M&A experience in 2015 and their outlook for 2016. The survey was conducted in December 2015, and followed a previous survey in... Read Story

March 14, 2016, 07:46 AM

Wells Fargo & Company announced that it has completed the purchase of the North American portions of GE Capital’s Commercial Distribution Finance and Vendor Finance businesses as well as a portion of its Corporate Finance business, totaling $27.4... Read Story

March 02, 2016, 07:24 AM

BlackArch Partners announced the sale of G.E.T. Enterprises, L.L.C. ("G.E.T." or the "Company"), a portfolio company of ShoreView Industries and Valesco Industries, to Olympus Partners.Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Houston, Texas, G.E.T. is a... Read Story

February 25, 2016, 07:39 AM

Fort Dearborn Advisors announced the sale of substantially all of the operating assets of Standard Steel & Wire, Inc. (“SS&W” or the “Company”) to Alliance Steel, LLC. Standard Steel & Wire was established in 1920 and purchased by Dennis Hack and his... Read Story

February 17, 2016, 07:22 AM

Houlihan Lokey announced that AmeriFactors Financial Group, LLC has been acquired by Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Company.AmeriFactors provides accounts receivable financing primarily on a non-recourse, full-notification basis to small and medium-sized... Read Story

December 17, 2015, 08:12 AM

GE has signed an agreement to sell its commercial lending and leasing business in Japan, including Capital Finance, Fleet Service and Vendor Finance, to Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing (SMFL), a member of Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group. The... Read Story

December 15, 2015, 08:04 AM

Related: Ge Capital, General Electric Capital, General Electric Company, MexicoGE has signed an agreement to sell its equipment lending and leasing business in Mexico to Linzor Capital Partners, a leading pan-regional private equity firm that focuses... Read Story

December 07, 2015, 08:17 AM

GE announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the potential sale of its Equipment Finance and Receivable Finance businesses in France and Germany to Banque Fédérative du Crédit Mutuel (BFCM), representing ending net... Read Story

December 03, 2015, 08:13 AM

Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC (DCF) acted as the exclusive financial advisor to G.H. Tool & Mold, Inc. (G.H. Tool) on its majority recapitalization with Tooling Technology Holdings LLC (Tooling Tech), a portfolio company of GenNx360 Capital Partners... Read Story

November 25, 2015, 07:25 AM

Lightyear Capital LLC, a private equity firm specializing in financial services investing, today announced that an affiliated investment fund has completed its acquisition of a majority equity stake in Pathlight Capital LLC (“Pathlight”), a... Read Story

November 24, 2015, 07:30 AM

MB Financial, Inc. and American Chartered Bancorp, Inc.  announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement whereby MB Financial will acquire American Chartered and its wholly owned bank subsidiary, American Chartered Bank, in a stock and cash... Read Story

November 23, 2015, 08:12 AM

Equifax Inc. and Veda Group Limited have reached a binding agreement for Equifax to acquire all outstanding shares of the common stock of Veda for AUD$2.825 per share.  The Veda shares will be purchased for cash using proceeds available from senior... Read Story

November 23, 2015, 08:10 AM

Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP was among the firms receiving sector-specific “deal of the year” awards at the 14th Annual M&A Advisor Awards Gala November 17 in New York City. According to the M&A Advisor, the awards honor the professionals... Read Story

November 23, 2015, 08:05 AM

GE has signed an agreement to sell a portfolio of first lien mortgage loans from its UK Home Lending business, representing aggregate ending net investment (ENI) of approximately US$5.8 billion, to an investment consortium made up of opportunistic... Read Story

November 23, 2015, 07:00 AM

44 Business Capital, LLC announced the signing of an asset purchase agreement with Berkshire Bank and Parke Bank under which Berkshire will acquire the business model of 44 Business Capital and certain other assets of Parke Bank's SBA 7(a) loan... Read Story

November 02, 2015, 08:03 AM

Franklin Square Capital Partners announced the origination of a new senior secured loan to Rogue Wave Software, a leading provider of cross-platform software development tools and libraries. The loan facilitated the refinancing of Rogue Wave's... Read Story

October 27, 2015, 07:52 AM

Regions Financial Corporation announced the acquisition of BlackArch Partners, a private, middle-market mergers and acquisitions (M&A) advisory firm headquartered in Charlotte, N.C. Financial terms of the transaction are not disclosed.“BlackArch... Read Story

October 26, 2015, 08:24 AM

LCG Advisors, a leading Tampa based corporate finance advisory firm, has announced the acquisition of the operations of Conscientia Analytics, a Jacksonville based healthcare due diligence firm.  The acquisition of Conscientia allows LCG to diversify... Read Story

October 21, 2015, 07:28 AM

Wells Fargo & Company announced that it has signed an agreement to purchase GE Capital’s Commercial Distribution Finance and Vendor Finance platforms as well as a portion of its Corporate Finance business. The acquisition includes total assets of... Read Story

October 14, 2015, 07:58 AM

Dell Inc. and EMC Corporation announced they have signed a definitive agreement under which Dell, together with its owners, Michael S. Dell, founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Dell, MSD Partners and Silver Lake, the global leader in... Read Story

October 13, 2015, 07:53 AM

H.I.G. Capital, LLC, a leading global private equity investment firm with $19 billion of equity capital under management, is pleased to announce that its affiliate, along with Split Rock Partners, has closed the acquisition of HelpSystems... Read Story

October 13, 2015, 07:42 AM

MidCap FinCo Limited, together with its subsidiaries MidCap Financial, in partnership with other Apollo managed funds and affiliates, announced it has signed an agreement with Mubadala GE Capital (MGEC) to acquire substantially all of MGEC’s loan... Read Story

October 01, 2015, 08:06 AM

HPD Software announces their acquisition of the ABL software business of Computer and Software Enterprises Inc. (CASE), a leading provider of asset-based lending (ABL) monitoring solutions in the U.S.  The acquisition will provide a wide range of... Read Story

September 18, 2015, 07:19 AM

NewStar Financial announced it has agreed to acquire Feingold O'Keeffe Capital, LLC d/b/a FOC Partners ("FOC"), a private alternative asset management firm based in Boston, Massachusetts.  The acquisition will add approximately $2.3 billion to... Read Story

September 17, 2015, 07:44 AM

GE has reached an agreement to sell its GE Capital, Transportation Finance business in the U.S. and Canada to BMO Financial Group (BMO).“With the sale of our Transportation Finance business to BMO, we have again found a buyer with a customer centric... Read Story

September 11, 2015, 07:55 AM

B. Riley & Co. served as the exclusive financial advisor to Peter Kim, the founder and CEO of Hudson Clothing, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Joe's Jeans, Inc. and investor, Fireman Capital Partners, LLC (FCP), in the proposed transactions to sell the... Read Story

September 09, 2015, 07:27 AM

GE has completed the previously announced sale of its U.S. Sponsor Finance business and a bank loan portfolio, representing aggregate ending net investment (ENI) of approximately $10 billion, to Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) in a... Read Story

August 24, 2015, 07:53 AM

GE announced that it has reached an agreement to sell $8.5 billion of healthcare-related loans and its Healthcare Financial Services (HFS) U.S. lending business to Capital One for approximately $9 billion. Separately, GE has signed an agreement with... Read Story

August 12, 2015, 08:00 AM

Hilco Merchant Resources, LLC announced today that it has acquired a leading online retail and daily deal e-commerce brand – Deal Genius, LLC.Deal Genius was launched as a flash retail sales web business in 2004 and has become one of the leading... Read Story

July 29, 2015, 08:04 AM

Ares Management, L.P. and Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, L.P. announced they have entered into a definitive merger agreement to create Ares Kayne Management, L.P., one of the largest and most diversified alternative asset managers with a combined... Read Story

July 24, 2015, 07:59 AM

Piper Jaffray Companies, a leading investment bank and asset management firm, announced that it has entered a definitive agreement to acquire River Branch Holdings, LLC, an investment banking boutique focused on the financial institutions sector. The... Read Story

July 14, 2015, 07:17 AM

aVeriFact, LLC announced the purchase of the company name of C&R Credit Services. The new ownership builds upon 50+ years of experience and will continue doing business as C&R Credit Services. C&R Credit Services will continue with the same team and... Read Story

July 01, 2015, 07:44 AM

GE announced that Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe Limited has made an agreed offer to acquire GE’s European Sponsor Finance business for approximately U.S.$2.2 billion. The business is a leading provider of sponsor finance for European mid... Read Story

June 30, 2015, 08:05 AM

GE announced today that it has reached an agreement to sell its U.S., Mexico, Australia and New Zealand fleet businesses to Element Financial Corporation for US$6.9 billion. Separately, GE has signed a memorandum of understanding for the potential... Read Story

June 29, 2015, 08:05 AM

Fifth Street Finance Corp. announced that its portfolio company, HFG Holdings, LLC ("Healthcare Finance Group" or "HFG"), a specialty lender providing asset-backed lending and term loan products to various segments of the healthcare industry, has... Read Story

June 23, 2015, 08:08 AM

UMB Financial Corporation, a $16.7 billion diversified financial holding company, headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., has completed the acquisition of Marquette Financial Companies (MFC), a $1.4 billion financial-services company owned by the Pohlad... Read Story

June 01, 2015, 07:08 AM

Berkshire Hills Bancorp today the signing of a definitive agreement for the acquisition of privately held Firestone Financial Corp. as an operating subsidiary of Berkshire Bank.  Based in Needham, Massachusetts, Firestone is a longstanding commercial... Read Story

May 22, 2015, 07:49 AM

First Capital, a commercial finance company with a national presence, announced that it has completed the sale of its three product businesses to separate buyers.  Traditional factoring was sold to Sterling Bancorp on May 7, 2015; Recourse Factoring... Read Story

May 19, 2015, 08:06 AM

UMB Financial Corporation announced its applications to acquire and merge with Marquette Financial Companies and to merge Meridian Bank, n.a. and Meridian Bank Texas into UMB Bank, n.a. have been approved by the Board of Governors of the Federal... Read Story

May 15, 2015, 07:39 AM

B. Riley & Co., LLC (B. Riley), a leading a full service, research-centric investment bank and a wholly-owned subsidiary of B. Riley Financial, Inc., has expanded its technology investment banking practice with the addition of investment banking... Read Story

May 08, 2015, 07:29 AM

ExWorks Capital announced the acquisition of World Trade Finance, Inc. of Burbank, California, a 25-year-old specialty lender active in both the U.S. Export-Import Bank ("ExIm") and Small Business Administration ("SBA") financing programs. ExWorks... Read Story

May 01, 2015, 07:43 AM

PennantPark Floating Rate Capital and MCG Capital Corporation have entered into a definitive agreement under which PennantPart will acquire MCG Capital in a stock and cash transaction currently valued at approximately $175 million, or approximately... Read Story

April 30, 2015, 07:54 AM

Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC acted as exclusive financial advisor to Roslyn Heights, New York-based J.S. Held, Inc. and Washington, D.C.-based Held Enloe & Associates, LLC (collectively, “Held”) in their merger and consequential sale to private... Read Story

April 22, 2015, 07:39 AM

Ares Management, L.P. announced that a fund managed by its commercial finance platform has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the asset-based lending portfolio of First Capital Holdings, Inc., a leading commercial finance company that provides... Read Story

April 20, 2015, 07:49 AM

Gordon Brothers Group and AccuVal-LiquiTec announced today that Gordon Brothers Group’s Valuation & Advisory Services Division and AccuVal-LiquiTec have entered into a merger to form Gordon Brothers-AccuVal. The newly formed group will operate as a... Read Story

April 02, 2015, 07:31 AM

Princeton Capital Corporation, formerly Regal One Corporation, announced today that it has completed its acquisition of the investment portfolios of Capital Point Partners, LP and Capital Point Partners II, LP and will become an externally managed... Read Story

March 23, 2015, 07:51 AM

Reuters reported that a consortium of private equity firm KKR & Co LP, alternative investment manager Varde Partners and Deutsche Bank has agreed to buy GE Capital's Australian and New Zealand consumer lending arm for A$8.2 billion ($6.26... Read Story

March 16, 2015, 08:00 AM

Sterling Bancorp, through its principal subsidiary Sterling National Bank, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Damian Services Corporation ("Damian"), a privately-held provider of payroll funding and related services. Terms of... Read Story

March 03, 2015, 07:39 AM

PacWest Bancorp and Square 1 Financial, Inc. today announced the signing of a definitive agreement and plan of merger (the "Agreement") whereby PacWest will acquire Square 1 in a transaction valued at approximately $849 million. The Square 1 lending... Read Story

March 02, 2015, 08:06 AM

Signature Group Holdings Inc. has closed the sale of North American Breaker Co., LLC ("NABCO"), to an investor group led by PNC Riverarch Capital, a division of PNC Capital Finance, LLC, for a purchase price of $78.0 million.Founded in 1996, NABCO... Read Story

February 27, 2015, 07:17 AM

Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC (“DCF”) acted as exclusive financial advisor to Salix Animal Health, LLC and its related manufacturing entities on their joint sale to Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. Founded in 1988 and headquartered in Deerfield Beach... Read Story

February 02, 2015, 08:01 AM

Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC (“DCF”) acted as the financial advisor to ArcaTech Systems, LLC on its acquisition of CTS Electronics S.p.A. and five related entities.  Deloitte UK’s Debt Advisory Group assisted in securing senior financing for the... Read Story

January 30, 2015, 07:28 AM

Huron Consulting Group announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Studer Group, a premier professional services firm that assists healthcare providers achieve cultural transformation to deliver and sustain exceptional improvement in... Read Story

January 27, 2015, 08:02 AM

Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC (“DCF”) acted as exclusive financial advisor to Bushwacker, Inc. in its sale to Lund International, Inc., a portfolio company of Highlander Partners. Bushwacker is a designer, manufacturer, marketer, and distributor of... Read Story

January 26, 2015, 07:52 AM

City National Corporation and Royal Bank of Canada announced a definitive agreement by which Royal Bank of Canada will acquire all outstanding shares of City National Corp. Total consideration is valued at approximately $5.4 billion at announcement... Read Story

January 23, 2015, 08:05 AM

Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC (“DCF”) acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Ruprecht Company in its sale to Hosen Capital Ltd., a private equity group based in Beijing, China.  Hosen Capital acquired Ruprecht from its New Hope Investment Fund... Read Story

January 23, 2015, 07:29 AM

Midland States Bancorp, Inc., parent of Midland States Bank, announced that it has completed its acquisition of Heartland Bank. Midland also announced that Heartland Bank will be merged into Midland States Bank in the first quarter of 2015.Prior to... Read Story

January 05, 2015, 08:03 AM

BlackArch Partners is pleased to announce the sale of Cimarron Energy Inc., a business unit of Curtiss-Wright Corporation, to Turnbridge Capital. Cimarron, headquartered in Norman, OK, is a national leader in the design and manufacture of highly... Read Story

December 18, 2014, 07:44 AM

UMB Financial Corporation, a $16.3 billion diversified financial holding company as of September 30, 2014, headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., and the Pohlad family of Minneapolis, Minn., announced the execution of a definitive agreement for UMB to... Read Story

December 16, 2014, 07:49 AM

Brown Gibbons Lang & Company (BGL), a leading middle-market investment bank, announced Geisinger Health System (Geisinger) acquired Viewmont Health Associates, the ancillary affiliate of PrimeMed Medical Group (PrimeMed).  BGL advised Geisinger in... Read Story

December 16, 2014, 07:09 AM

BB&T Corporation and Susquehanna Bancshares, Inc. announced today the signing of a definitive agreement under which BB&T will acquire Susquehanna in a cash and stock transaction for total consideration valued at approximately $2.5 billion. This... Read Story

November 12, 2014, 08:04 AM

Sterling Bancorp and Hudson Valley Holding Corp. aannounced today they have entered into a definitive merger agreement in a stock-for-stock transaction valued at approximately $539 million, based on the closing price of Sterling Bancorp common stock... Read Story

November 05, 2014, 07:46 AM

Hilco Real Estate LLC announced it has sold its private real estate mortgage lending company - Hilco Real Estate Finance LLC - to the Garrison Investment Group. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.Neil Aaronson, CEO of Hilco Real... Read Story

October 29, 2014, 07:46 AM

Heritage Bank of Commerce has signed a definitive stock purchase agreement to acquire BVF/CSNK Acquisition Corp. ("BVF") for $22.5 million in cash. Based in Santa Clara, California, BVF is the parent company of CSNK Working Capital Finance Corp. dba... Read Story

October 09, 2014, 08:04 AM

Diversified Lenders, Inc. (DLI) announced that it has acquired American Business Finance, LLC (ABF) out of Edmond, Oklahoma.  Founded in 2003 by Dave Pendley, ABF is a privately owned accounts receivable financing source specializing in providing... Read Story

October 06, 2014, 08:03 AM

Crestmark and TIP Capital have announced that they have entered into an agreement for Crestmark to acquire TIP Capital’s equipment leasing and asset management business. The acquisition is scheduled to be completed in late September 2014, pending... Read Story

September 04, 2014, 07:38 AM

SourceMedia’s Mergers & Acquisitions Conditions Index (MACI) edged higher in July, boosted by a rise in early-stage deal flow. The increase indicates that mid-market dealmakers are generally optimistic that the momentum experienced in the first half... Read Story

August 21, 2014, 07:26 AM

Envision Plastics and Ecoplast Corporation, (collectively the "Company"), have been acquired by Bain Capital ("Bain"). FocalPoint served as exclusive financial advisor to Envision/Ecoplast. The acquisition is expected to complement Bain's existing... Read Story

August 15, 2014, 07:31 AM

Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC (“DCF”) acted as advisor to Optimal Payments Plc, a leading global online payments and risk management provider, on two recent acquisitions: Santa Ana, California-based payment processing entity TK Global Partners L.P.... Read Story

July 31, 2014, 07:11 AM

CIT Group Inc.,  today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement and plan of merger with IMB Holdco LLC, the parent company of OneWest Bank N.A. (“OneWest Bank”), for $3.4 billion in cash and stock.OneWest Bank is a privately owned... Read Story

July 22, 2014, 07:51 AM

Medallion Financial Corp., a specialty finance company with a leading position servicing the taxicab industry and other niche markets, announced that it has acquired the assets of Newark Funding Corp., a Newark, New Jersey taxi medallion loan... Read Story

July 22, 2014, 07:11 AM

KPMG LLP's wholly owned subsidiary, KPMG Corporate Finance LLC ("KPMG CF") has acquired substantially all of the assets of St. Charles Capital, a boutique investment bank that provides M&A and capital advisory services for mid-market companies... Read Story

June 27, 2014, 07:25 AM

Ares Management, L.P. announced on Jun.5 that it has expanded into the commercial finance sector through its acquisition of Keltic Financial Services LLC and Keltic Financial Partners II, LP, a leading commercial finance company that provides... Read Story

June 06, 2014, 07:23 AM

First Business Financial Services, Inc. and Aslin Group, Inc. announced the signing of a definitive agreement for First Business to acquire Aslin Group, including Alterra Bank, Aslin Group's wholly owned subsidiary. The cash-and-stock transaction is... Read Story

May 27, 2014, 07:58 AM

Classic Party Rentals announced the completion of the acquisition of substantially all of the business of Event Rentals, Inc. and its subsidiaries, d/b/a Classic Party Rentals, by funds managed by subsidiaries of Apollo Global Management... Read Story

May 27, 2014, 07:27 AM

Houlihan Lokey is pleased to announce the sale of Dallas-based Goodman Factors, a nationwide invoice factoring company, to Independent Bank of Memphis, TN.  Houlihan Lokey served as exclusive financial advisor to Goodman Factors and assisted in... Read Story

May 21, 2014, 07:46 AM

TAB Bank is pleased to announce it has entered into an Asset Purchase and Sale Agreement to acquire the factoring portfolio and other related assets of Anchor Funding Services, LLC of Charlotte, NC. In addition to Anchor’s factoring portfolio of... Read Story

May 21, 2014, 07:38 AM

Triumph Bancorp, Inc., through its subsidiary, THE National Bank, a full service community bank, announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire the lending platform and certain assets of Doral Healthcare Finance, an asset-based lender... Read Story

May 16, 2014, 07:33 AM

Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire ConvergeOne (the “Company”), a leading independent provider of innovative communications solutions and managed services to enterprises globally.Credit... Read Story

May 15, 2014, 07:13 AM

LBC Credit Partners (“LBC”), a leading provider of financing solutions to middle-market companies, agented a second lien term loan to Diversified Maintenance Systems, LLC ("Diversified" or the “Company”), a portfolio company of Frontenac Company.... Read Story

May 07, 2014, 07:31 AM

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners ("LLCP"), a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, announced today that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of the products division of the material handling business of FMC Technologies, Inc. (NYSE... Read Story

May 05, 2014, 07:23 AM

SSG Capital Advisors, LLC ("SSG") acted as the investment banker to Spectral Response, LLC ("Spectral" or the "Company") in the sale of substantially all of its assets to an affiliate of Hunter Technology Corp. ("Hunter"). The sale was effectuated... Read Story

April 16, 2014, 07:35 AM

PacWest Bancorp ("PacWest") announced that on April 7, 2014, it completed its previously announced merger with CapitalSource Inc. ("CapitalSource"). CapitalSource Bank, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CapitalSource, merged with and into PacWest's... Read Story

April 09, 2014, 07:22 AM

Safeway Inc., the second-largest U.S. grocery-store chain, agreed to be bought by Cerberus Capital Management LP’s Albertsons in a deal valued at about $9.2 billion, creating a bigger competitor to Kroger Co. and big-box rivals. Safeway investors... Read Story

March 07, 2014, 07:06 AM

PNC Riverarch Capital announced the acquisition of a controlling interest in Women’s Marketing, Inc. (WMI), a leading media strategy, planning and buying organization that works with emerging and established brands seeking exposure to female... Read Story

February 13, 2014, 07:12 AM

PNC Riverarch Capital and Roch Capital announced that affiliates of Roch Capital have acquired New Carbon Company, LLC, a leading provider of waffle and pancake mix to restaurants, hotels, colleges and other foodservice establishments. The... Read Story

January 14, 2014, 06:53 AM

Square 1 Bank, announced that it has acquired substantially all of the assets and hired all employees of Sand Hill Finance, LLC, a Silicon Valley-based provider of accounts receivable financing solutions for emerging growth companies. “We are... Read Story

January 03, 2014, 08:00 AM

According to a survey by KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm, merger and acquisition (M&A) activity is expected to remain solid throughout 2014.  Of the more than 1,000 M&A professionals, investors and advisors who participated in the... Read Story

December 09, 2013, 08:01 AM

MidCap Financial, a leading healthcare oriented commercial finance company focused on the middle market in the United States, today announced it has been acquired by an entity managed by Apollo Global Management, LLC (together with its consolidated... Read Story

November 19, 2013, 07:43 AM

Accord Financial Corp. announced that it has acquired a portfolio of factoring and asset-based loans from Brome Capital through its subsidiary, Accord Financial Inc. (AFI). After taking into account the acquisition, Accord's portfolio of loans... Read Story

October 14, 2013, 07:41 AM

Morgan Joseph TriArtisan LLC acted as exclusive financial advisor to Investcorp International, Inc. (“Investcorp”) in its acquisition of Paper Source, Inc. Paper Source is the premier multi-channel retailer offering a premium selection of uniquely... Read Story

October 10, 2013, 07:39 AM

Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Partners Rx Management, LLC in its sale to Magellan Health Services, Inc.  As a nationally-recognized, full-service commercial pharmacy benefits management company with a... Read Story

October 09, 2013, 07:13 AM

Solar Senior Capital Ltd. announced that it acquired, pursuant to a definitive agreement, dated September 30, 2013, Gemino Healthcare Finance, LLC (d/b/a Gemino Senior Secured Healthcare Finance) (“Gemino”) from affiliates of EDG Partners, D. E. Shaw... Read Story

October 04, 2013, 08:03 AM

Umpqua Holdings Corporation (UMPQ) and Sterling Financial Corporation (STSA) announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which Sterling will merge with and into Umpqua. The transaction will have a total value of... Read Story

September 13, 2013, 07:49 AM

Ares Management LLC and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) announced their affiliates have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Neiman Marcus Group LTD Inc. from a group of investors led by TPG and Warburg Pincus for a purchase... Read Story

September 10, 2013, 07:14 AM

Harvest Partners, LP (“Harvest”), a New York-based private equity firm, announced its portfolio company TruckPro, LLC (“TruckPro”), a leading distributor of heavy duty truck and trailer parts and repair services, has purchased CCI Corporation (“CCI”)... Read Story

August 09, 2013, 07:53 AM

Hudson’s Bay Company and Saks Incorporated announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement whereby HBC will acquire Saks for U.S.$16.00 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately U.S.$2.9 billion, including debt.... Read Story

July 29, 2013, 07:36 AM

PacWest Bancorp ("PacWest") and CapitalSource Inc.  ("CapitalSource") announced the signing of a definitive agreement and plan of merger (the "Agreement") whereby PacWest and CapitalSource will merge in a transaction valued at approximately $2.3... Read Story

July 23, 2013, 08:04 AM

MB Financial, Inc. and Taylor Capital Group, Inc. announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement whereby MB Financial will acquire Taylor Capital. Taylor Capital is the holding company of Cole Taylor Bank, a commercial bank headquartered in... Read Story

July 15, 2013, 08:02 AM

Catalysts are beginning to emerge that could prompt an increase in merger and acquisition activity in the U.S. banking sector over the immediate term, according to Fitch Ratings. The growing factors include higher stock values for healthy... Read Story

July 11, 2013, 07:22 AM

Barrier Advisors, a Dallas-based investment banking firm, announced its role as exclusive financial advisor to Wingspan Portfolio Holdings, Inc. during the firm’s acquisition of Dimont & Associates. Barrier Advisors had a dual role in the transaction... Read Story

June 27, 2013, 07:33 AM

Piper Jaffray announced that it has entered a definitive agreement to acquire Edgeview Partners, L.P., a leading middle-market advisory firm specializing in mergers and acquisitions. Piper Jaffray and Edgeview Partners have very complementary... Read Story

June 18, 2013, 07:48 AM

Hilco Brands, LLC, the brand investment and management division of Hilco Global, announced the acquisition of the Portico and Under the Canopy brands from New York-based Portico Brand Group. Key members of the Portico Brand Group management team will... Read Story

June 17, 2013, 07:33 AM

Fifth Street Finance Corp. has successfully closed its portfolio company acquisition of Healthcare Finance Group (HFG). Fifth Street invested $114 million to effect the acquisition, financing the purchase with available liquidity, including operating... Read Story

June 13, 2013, 08:06 AM

Strengthening its position as a leading M&A advisor for middle-market transactions, Deloitte Corporate Finance announced it has acquired substantially all of the assets of McColl Partners, an advisory-focused investment bank.  A team of nearly 70... Read Story

June 11, 2013, 07:52 AM

Fifth Street Finance Corp. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Healthcare Finance Group, LLC ("HFG") as a portfolio company. HFG is a specialty lender providing asset-based lending and term loan products to the... Read Story

May 08, 2013, 08:05 AM

Provident New York Bancorp and Sterling Bancorp announced they have entered into a definitive merger agreement in a stock-for-stock transaction valued at $344 million, based on the closing price of Provident New York Bancorp common stock on April 3... Read Story

April 04, 2013, 08:13 AM

According to a survey conducted by KPMG, merger and acquisitions (M&A), private equity and tax professionals from the technology, financial services and healthcare sectors, among others, expect an increase in their companies' or clients' deal... Read Story

March 07, 2013, 08:05 AM

Crestmark announced the acquisition of certain assets of Ultimate Financial Solutions (UFS). Located in New York City, the factoring and financial services company has been in business for eight years and provides financing to the apparel, footwear... Read Story

February 05, 2013, 07:48 AM

Presidential Financial Corporation announced it will be acquired by MidFirst Bank. The acquisition is subject to final regulatory approval and it is anticipated that the transaction will close in early 2013. Presidential will operate as a subsidiary... Read Story

January 17, 2013, 08:08 AM

Crystal Financial announced it has been acquired as a portfolio company by Solar Capital Ltd., a publicly-held business development company focused on lending to middle-market companies. Crystal will continue to operate as an independent commercial... Read Story

January 15, 2013, 11:08 AM

Houlihan Lokey, the international investment bank, announced that it has acquired Milestone Advisors, LLC, a Washington, D.C.-based independent investment banking firm which provides mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and asset valuation... Read Story

January 09, 2013, 07:48 AM

Gordon Brothers Group, a global advisory, restructuring and investment firm specializing in the retail, consumer products, industrial and real estate sectors, announced today that it has acquired Emerald Technology Valuations, LLC, a high tech... Read Story

January 08, 2013, 07:59 AM

CIT Group has agreed to acquire a commercial loan portfolio from Flagstar Bank (FSB), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Flagstar Bancorp, Inc. Under the terms of the agreement, CIT Bank, the U.S. commercial bank subsidiary of CIT, will acquire... Read Story

January 03, 2013, 08:08 AM

American Capital announced today it has committed $212 million in the One Stop Buyout of Cambridge Major Laboratories (CML), a global provider of complex chemistry-based outsourcing services to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. CML... Read Story

December 28, 2012, 07:48 AM

A CFO article notes that although there will be assets ripe for the picking, many companies will choose to wait out economic uncertainty and resist transformational deals citing are report by Ernst & Young.U.S. companies aiming to merge, consolidate... Read Story

December 11, 2012, 08:00 AM

American International Group, Inc. (NYSE: AIG) and an investor group led by Mr. Weng Xianding, the Chairman of New China Trust Co. Ltd., announced today that they have entered into an agreement under which AIG will sell up to a 90% stake in... Read Story

December 10, 2012, 08:00 AM

Reuters reported TCW Group said it is buying a special situations funds group that would allow it to enter the direct lending business for middle market clients, ahead of its own sale to private equity firm The Carlyle Group LP.The acquisition allows... Read Story

December 04, 2012, 08:23 AM

Private equity firm Mason Wells announced it closed on the acquisition of Whitehall Specialties, a Wisconsin-based producer of cheese products. The business will be owned by Mason Wells, management and other co-investors. Co-investors include... Read Story

November 27, 2012, 07:21 AM

Colford Capital, a holding company building a diversified and industry leading specialty finance business  including Princeton, NJ-based North Mill Capital, announced has acquired substantially all the assets of Equilease Financial Services, Inc. ... Read Story

November 09, 2012, 08:18 AM

According to a joint press release, Stifel Financial Corp. and KBW, Inc. have entered into a definitive merger agreement to create the premier middle-market investment bank with a specialized focus on the financial services industry. The transaction... Read Story

November 05, 2012, 07:36 AM

Effective November 1, 2012, Hitachi Capital America Corp. acquired the assets and operations of Michigan-based Hennessey Capital LLC, which will operate as a division of Hitachi Capital America to further improve its capability of providing... Read Story

November 01, 2012, 07:42 AM

Global investment bank and asset manager Moelis & Company is jumping into middle-market lending with the purchase of Chicago-based Freeport Financial Partners. Terms of the deal have were not disclosed.Freeport Financial, which will continue to... Read Story

October 03, 2012, 07:00 AM