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Houlihan Lokey announced that Andrew Ziegler has joined the firm’s Transaction Advisory Services team as a Managing Director. Ziegler is based in New York and will assist the firm’s corporate and financial sponsor clients on a range of domestic and... Read Story
February 28, 2023, 08:00 AM

BlueCove Limited, the London-based scientific fixed income manager, and Ares Management Corporation, a leading global alternative investment manager,  have reached an agreement under which Ares will acquire a minority equity stake in BlueCove with... Read Story
February 28, 2023, 07:30 AM

Commercial Credit, Inc., an equipment and accounts receivable finance company and the parent company of Commercial Credit Group Inc. and Commercial Funding Inc., and a portfolio company of Lovell Minnick Partners, announced that it has partnered with... Read Story
February 12, 2019, 07:50 AM

Chemical Financial Corporation and TCF Financial Corporation announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which the companies will combine in an all-stock merger of equals transaction. Under the terms of the agreement, which was unanimously... Read Story
January 28, 2019, 07:25 AM

U.S. broadcast station mergers and acquisitions (M&A) volume reached $4.31 billion in the fourth quarter of 2018, as tracked by Kagan, a media research group within S&P Global Market Intelligence. In the largest deal of the quarter and year, Nexstar... Read Story
January 22, 2019, 07:08 AM

MUFG Americas Holdings Corporation (MUAH) and GE Capital announced the signing of an agreement where MUFG Union Bank, N.A., a subsidiary of MUAH, will acquire Trade Payable Services (TPS), a leading supply chain finance platform, from GE Capital.... Read Story
January 17, 2019, 07:56 AM

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and Burgundy Merger Sub, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of BMS, entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger with Celgene Corporation (Celgene). The Merger Agreement provides, among other things, that on the terms and... Read Story
January 04, 2019, 09:00 AM

LendingTree, Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Value Holding Inc., the parent company of, a personal finance website that offers consumers objective analysis on a variety of financial topics... Read Story
December 26, 2018, 08:11 AM

Embraer and Boeing have approved to the terms of a strategic partnership that would position both companies to accelerate growth in global aerospace markets.The approved terms define the joint venture comprising the commercial aircraft and services... Read Story
December 18, 2018, 09:01 AM

Searchlight Capital Partners, L.P. has completed the acquisition of Mitel Networks Corporation at $11.15 per share for an aggregate consideration of US $1.38 billion in cash or approximately US $2 billion including assumption of Mitel’s net debt.... Read Story
December 03, 2018, 07:35 AM

Waypoint Leasing Holdings Ltd., the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, announced that it and certain of its subsidiaries have filed voluntary petitions for relief under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in the U.S. Bankruptcy... Read Story
November 26, 2018, 07:24 AM

The appetite for dealmaking among global advanced manufacturing executives is strong, with half (50%) of respondents to the latest EY Advanced Manufacturing Global Capital Confidence Barometer (CCB) planning to actively pursue mergers and... Read Story
November 26, 2018, 07:14 AM

A surge in gas and renewables deals in the third quarter of 2018 saw global power and utilities year-to-date deal value rise to a record $241.8 billion, according to the EY Power transactions and trends: Q3 2018 (PTT). Despite ongoing regulatory... Read Story
November 19, 2018, 08:29 AM

Telecom CEOs are optimistic the climate for deals will remain favorable over the next three years, with nearly 75 percent indicating a high to moderate appetite for M&A activity, according to the 2018 KPMG Telecom CEO Outlook. “Although the number... Read Story
November 08, 2018, 07:39 AM

Legendary racetrack operator Churchill Downs Incorporated has signed a definitive purchase agreement pursuant to which CDI will acquire certain of the ownership interests of Midwest Gaming Holdings, LLC, the parent company of Rivers Casino Des... Read Story
November 02, 2018, 08:04 AM

AlixPartners, a global consulting firm, completed the acquisition of independent financial advisory and interim management firm Zolfo Cooper.  This transaction was announced on September 27, 2018. All of Zolfo Cooper’s managing directors and staff... Read Story
November 02, 2018, 07:23 AM

Almost half (48%) of consumers in the U.S. now do some or all of their grocery shopping online, while 59 percent are planning to do so in the future, according to KPMG’s 2018 Grocery Retail Consumer Perception Survey. “As the online grocery business... Read Story
November 02, 2018, 07:18 AM

KLX Energy Services Holdings, Inc. entered into a Unit Purchase Agreement by and among the Company, KLX Energy Services LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, agreed to acquire 100% of the outstanding units of Motley Services, LLC (Motley)... Read Story
October 23, 2018, 07:05 AM

Capital One’s annual survey of seniors housing and long-term care executives has found that industry leaders are maintaining their optimistic outlook for M&A activity for the upcoming year. Ninety-two percent of executives foresee M&A activity... Read Story
October 22, 2018, 07:12 AM

Capital One’s annual survey of seniors housing and long-term care executives has found that industry leaders are maintaining their optimistic outlook for M&A activity for the upcoming year. Ninety-two percent of executives foresee M&A activity... Read Story
October 19, 2018, 07:00 AM

Respondents to Dykema’s 14th Annual M&A Outlook Survey expressed the highest level of optimism for the M&A market in the 14-year history of the firm’s survey.  Sixty-five percent of respondents expect the M&A market to strengthen over the next 12... Read Story
October 18, 2018, 07:19 AM

A quarter of companies making a major acquisition were downgraded, or placed on Rating Watch Negative or Negative Outlook immediately after the deal's announcement, based on our analysis of rating trends following 200 major transactions over five... Read Story
October 16, 2018, 08:09 AM

Penn National Gaming, Inc. announced that it completed its previously announced acquisition of Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. as well as the related divestitures to Boyd Gaming Corporation and the real estate transactions with Gaming and Leisure... Read Story
October 16, 2018, 07:38 AM

Harris Williams, a middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide for more than 25 years, released new research that finds business leaders are more optimistic about future growth and are trending towards mergers &... Read Story
October 09, 2018, 07:13 AM

LendingTree, Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire, LLC, one of the largest insurance comparison marketplaces in the growing online insurance advertising market. Since its founding in 2006... Read Story
October 05, 2018, 07:20 AM

ORIX Mezzanine & Private Equity, a business unit of ORIX Corporation USA, announced that it has made an equity investment in partnership with Chicago-based private equity investor Onward Capital to facilitate the acquisition of FSC Lighting (FSC).... Read Story
October 05, 2018, 07:06 AM

Tenneco Inc., one of the world’s leading designers, manufacturers and marketers of Ride Performance and Clean Air products and technology solutions for automotive and commercial vehicle original equipment markets and the aftermarket, announced that... Read Story
October 03, 2018, 08:00 AM

AlixPartners, the global consulting firm, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire independent financial advisory and interim management firm Zolfo Cooper. The proposed transaction follows AlixPartners’ successful acquisition of Zolfo... Read Story
September 28, 2018, 08:00 AM

Emergent BioSolutions Inc. announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Adapt Pharma and its flagship product NARCAN® (naloxone HCl) Nasal Spray, the first and only needle-free formulation of naloxone approved by the U.S. Food and Drug... Read Story
August 30, 2018, 08:02 AM

Axiom Bank, N.A., a community bank headquartered in Central Florida, recently acquired Dallas-based Allied Affiliated Funding, L.P. This acquisition adds a lender finance line of business, scalable factoring and an asset-based lending platform to... Read Story
August 24, 2018, 08:01 AM

Mergers and aquisitions (M&A) activity is widespread across the U.S. fintech industry, with deal sizes increasing meaningfully, according to a new report from Fitch Ratings. The industry is absorbing more than $25 billion of deal activity YTD. Fitch... Read Story
August 13, 2018, 08:07 AM

Dun & Bradstreet, a global provider of commercial data, analytics and insights for businesses, announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement to be acquired by an investor group led by CC Capital, Cannae Holdings and funds... Read Story
August 09, 2018, 08:01 AM

WSFS Financial Corporation and Beneficial Bancorp, Inc. jointly announced the signing of a definitive agreement whereby WSFS will combine with Beneficial, in a transaction valued at approximately $1.5 billion.Concurrently with the acquisition... Read Story
August 09, 2018, 08:00 AM

Starwood Property Trust, Inc. announced that the company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire GE Capital's Energy Financial Services' Project Finance Debt Business (Energy Project Finance Debt Business) and loan portfolio for $2.56... Read Story
August 08, 2018, 08:00 AM

US Foods Holding Corp. and Services Group of America announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which US Foods will acquire five operating companies collectively known as SGA’s Food Group of Companies, for $1.8 billion in cash... Read Story
July 31, 2018, 07:31 AM

FS/KKR Advisor, LLC, a partnership between FS Investments and KKR Credit Advisors (US) LLC (FS/KKR), announced that FS Investment Corporation and Corporate Capital Trust, Inc.  have entered into a definitive agreement under which FSIC and CCT will be... Read Story
July 23, 2018, 07:06 AM

The Alta Group reports that interest in mergers and acquisitions (M&As) in the equipment finance industry has been high in the first half of 2018, reflecting a global trend.  According to Thomson Reuters, the value of M&A deals announced this year... Read Story
July 18, 2018, 07:48 AM

Sabal Capital Partners, LLC, a diversified financial services firm specializing in commercial real estate, lending and investing, announced today that it has recently signed definitive agreements for the acquisition of a majority interest in the... Read Story
July 17, 2018, 07:18 AM

Guggenheim Securities, the investment banking and capital markets division of Guggenheim Partners, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Millstein & Co., an advisor to companies, investors, and sovereigns with expertise... Read Story
July 16, 2018, 07:15 AM

The overwhelming majority of U.S. chief executive officers (83%) in the consumer and retail (C&R) industry say they are very confident about the growth prospects of their companies over the next three years – far more optimistic than their global... Read Story
July 11, 2018, 08:00 AM

MGM Growth Properties LLC announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of the Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park for approximately $1.06 billion from Milstein Entertainment LLC. MGP funded the acquisition with cash on hand and... Read Story
July 09, 2018, 07:06 AM

Large media and technology deals accounted for more than a third of the record M&A activity in the second half of 2018, according to new data from Thomson Reuters published by The New York Times. Stiffening competition for media consumers led to a... Read Story
July 06, 2018, 08:01 AM

U.S. broadcast station mergers and acquisitions (M&A) volume reached $5.11 billion in the second quarter of 2018, as tracked by Kagan, a media research group within S&P Global Market Intelligence. This is the largest quarterly deal volume since the... Read Story
July 05, 2018, 08:00 AM

Global power and utilities (P&U) deal value rose to an all-time quarter high of $97 billion in the first quarter of 2018, with 15 multi-billion-dollar deals alone accounting for 90% of deal value. That is according to EY report Power transactions and... Read Story
June 11, 2018, 07:09 AM

Far West Capital announced their merger and platform sale to Advantage Business Capital, Inc. of Houston, Texas, a nationwide provider of working capital through their asset-based lending and accounts receivable factoring solutions since 1978.... Read Story
June 04, 2018, 08:10 AM

The announcement of nearly $28 billion in new U.S. M&A transactions on a single day this week—including Monday's proposed $11.1 billion merger of GE’s transportation business with rail equipment maker Wabtec—helped push global deal volume above $2... Read Story
May 25, 2018, 08:01 AM

Wabtec Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement to combine with GE Transportation, a unit of General Electric Company. The combination will make Wabtec a Fortune 500, global transportation leader in rail equipment, software and services... Read Story
May 21, 2018, 07:25 AM

Confidence in the U.S. economy continues to ride high, although concerns loom around trade tension and the business cycle, according to a new survey of middle market dealmakers by Antares Capital. Thirty-seven percent of survey respondents said they... Read Story
May 10, 2018, 07:30 AM

Fusion, a provider of cloud services, announced that on May 4, 2018, it closed its previously-announced acquisition of the Cloud and Business Services business of Birch Communications Holdings, Inc. The acquisition was completed through a merger of a... Read Story
May 07, 2018, 07:09 AM

Gemspring Capital, a middle-market private equity firm, is pleased to announce an affiliate has acquired a controlling interest in and provided additional growth capital to A10 Capital, LLC, a provider of middle-market commercial real estate loans.... Read Story
May 04, 2018, 07:16 AM

T-Mobile US and Sprint Corporation announced they have entered into a definitive agreement to merge in an all-stock transaction at a fixed exchange ratio of 0.10256 T-Mobile shares for each Sprint share or the equivalent of 9.75 Sprint shares for... Read Story
April 30, 2018, 07:46 AM

BlackRock Inc. and Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC (TCP) announced a definitive agreement under which BlackRock will acquire TCP, a manager focused on middle market performing credit and special situation credit opportunities. The acquisition... Read Story
April 20, 2018, 07:13 AM

Former Sears Holdings and Ashley Furniture real estate and M&A executive Jim Terrell has joined A&G Realty Partners as a Senior Managing Director From his base in the firm’s metro Chicago office, Terrell will be involved with all of A&G’s clients... Read Story
April 16, 2018, 07:01 AM

On 19 March 2018, Michelin announced that it had reached agreement on the terms of a recommended cash acquisition of the entire issued and to be issued share capital of Fenner PLC. It is intended that the Acquisition will be implemented by means of a... Read Story
April 09, 2018, 07:13 AM

White Oak Global Advisors, LLC on behalf of its institutional clients, announced that White Oak has agreed to expand its asset-based lending platform to serve clients in the U.K. and Europe through the acquisition of LDF Group, a U.K.-based finance... Read Story
April 05, 2018, 07:27 AM

According to the annual Business Pulse Survey by SunTrust Banks, Inc., nearly 50 percent of companies say attracting and retaining employees is their top challenge in 2018. Leaders of middle market businesses, with annual revenue of $10-150 million... Read Story
March 20, 2018, 07:11 AM

CNH Finance, L.P., a specialty finance company headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut, announced the expansion of its national commercial healthcare lending capabilities with the acquisition of Triumph Healthcare Finance, a division of TBK Bank, SSB... Read Story
March 19, 2018, 07:11 AM

Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. announced the completion of the previously announced acquisition of Cyanco Holding Corp. by a Cerberus affiliate from funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. The transaction closed on March 16, 2018.Cyanco... Read Story
March 19, 2018, 07:00 AM

Thomson Reuters has announced the findings of a Deal Makers Sentiment Survey: ‘Great Expectations for 2018’, providing a broad and deep quantitative assessment of M&A-related and Capital Markets activity in the year ahead across all major sectors and... Read Story
March 14, 2018, 07:45 AM

Sterling Bancorp,  through its principal subsidiary, Sterling National Bank, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Advantage Funding Management Co., Inc., a provider of commercial vehicle and transportation financing... Read Story
March 07, 2018, 07:20 AM

Four attorneys known for their extensive transactional experience have joined Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP, the law firm announced today. Roddy Bailey, Pat Murphy, Jimar Sanders and Nathan Hertzog focus on middle market transactions involving... Read Story
March 02, 2018, 07:15 AM

Executives across various industries shared their perspectives on mergers and acquisitions and growth in 2017 and their outlook for 2018 in a survey conducted by Capstone Strategic, a leading M&A advisory firm for the middle market. The survey was... Read Story
February 20, 2018, 07:29 AM

Hilco Redevelopment Partners, a unit of Hilco Global, announced today the purchase and acquisition of the Crawford Power Generating Station site from NRG Energy in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood.The Crawford site previously operated as a... Read Story
February 16, 2018, 07:12 AM

Universal Logistics Holdings, Inc., an asset-light provider of customized transportation and logistics solutions, announced its acquisition of Fore Transportation, Inc. Based in the Chicagoland suburb of Harvey, Illinois, Fore Transportation offers a... Read Story
February 07, 2018, 07:18 AM

Fifth Third Bancorp announced that Fifth Third Securities Inc. has agreed to acquire Coker Capital Advisors, a premier M&A advisory services firm focused on middle-market healthcare companies. “The addition of Coker Capital Advisors to our team... Read Story
February 06, 2018, 07:45 AM

Rosenthal & Rosenthal, Inc., an independent factoring, asset based lending and purchase order financing firm, announced the completion of a deal to acquire the domestic factoring portfolio of BB&T Corporation, one of the largest financial services... Read Story
January 31, 2018, 07:43 AM

Axial, a trusted deal network for the middle market, announced its members have closed more than $25 billion in deals on 2,000-plus M&A and growth capital transactions since Axial’s launch in 2010. To facilitate these closed transactions, Axial... Read Story
January 19, 2018, 07:00 AM

Meta Financial Group, Inc, the holding company for the federally chartered savings bank MetaBank, announced it has reached an agreement to acquire Crestmark Bancorp, Inc., the holding company for the Michigan state-chartered bank, Crestmark Bank, in... Read Story
January 10, 2018, 07:30 AM

LBC Credit Partners (LBC), a leading provider of financing solutions to middle market companies, provided senior secured credit facilities to support the acquisition of F.M.I., Inc. by AE Industrial Partners, LLC (AEI). LBC served as Agent for the... Read Story
January 10, 2018, 07:23 AM

Capstone Partners LLC and Headwaters MB, LLC announced that they have completed a strategic transaction whereby Capstone has acquired Headwaters to form Capstone Headwaters LLC. This combination unites two leading middle market investment banking... Read Story
January 10, 2018, 07:21 AM

Capital One’s annual survey of healthcare leaders found that industry executives are doubling down on their already-positive outlook for merger and acquisition activity. The survey of more than 300 senior executives found that exactly half of... Read Story
January 03, 2018, 07:30 AM

PNC Bank announced the entry into a definitive agreement to acquire Fortis Advisors, a provider of private merger and acquisition post-closing shareholder representative services, having engaged in over 750 M&A transactions since 2011. Upon the... Read Story
December 21, 2017, 07:36 AM

Kindred Healthcare, Inc. announced that its Board of Directors has approved a definitive agreement under which it will be acquired by a consortium of three companies: TPG Capital, Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe (WCAS) and Humana Inc. for... Read Story
December 21, 2017, 07:16 AM

Campbell Soup Co. has agreed to acquire Snyder's-Lance Inc. for $50.00 per share in an all-cash transaction, the two companies said. The acquisition, which has been approved by the boards of directors of both companies, will enable Campbell to expand... Read Story
December 20, 2017, 06:30 AM

DLA Piper announced that Adam Ghander has joined the firm's Corporate practice as a partner in Boston. Ghander focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and early stage investment, securities, and corporate governance matters.... Read Story
December 12, 2017, 07:27 AM

Meredith Corporation announced that it has entered into a binding agreement to acquire all outstanding shares of Time Inc. for $18.50 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at $2.8 billion. The transaction has been unanimously approved by the... Read Story
November 27, 2017, 08:01 AM

The easing of key economic and political risks and the emergence of positive macroeconomic deal drivers will accelerate global deal activity in 2018, reveals the third edition of the Global Transactions Forecast issued by Baker McKenzie.2017 has been... Read Story
November 21, 2017, 07:40 AM

Cortland Capital Market Services LLC, a global investment servicing company, announced that it has entered into an agreement under which it will be acquired by Alter Domus Group, a provider of fund administration and corporate services dedicated to... Read Story
November 16, 2017, 07:03 AM

Redpoint Capital Group, LLC, an alternative credit manager, announced that it has agreed to sell a stake in its affiliated General Partner and Management Company to an affiliate of Dundon Capital Partners, LLC (DCP). DCP is led by Thomas (Tom) Dundon... Read Story
November 03, 2017, 07:12 AM

Reduced spending for oil and gas exploration is limiting availability of quality deepwater assets for merger and acquisition (M&A) deals, according to a new report by IHS Markit. This lack of deepwater asset inventory is challenging E&P (exploration... Read Story
October 24, 2017, 07:20 AM

Tortoise Investments and Lovell Minnick Partners announced the signing of a definitive agreement for a buyout of Tortoise, a leader in essential assets and essential income investing. Terms of the private transaction were not disclosed. As part of... Read Story
October 19, 2017, 07:00 AM

KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., the corporate and investment banking unit of KeyCorp, announced that it has closed its acquisition of Cain Brothers, a healthcare focused investment banking and public finance firm.The acquisition agreement was announced... Read Story
October 06, 2017, 07:05 AM

State Bank Financial Corporation, the holding company for State Bank and Trust Company, announced that it has completed its previously announced merger with AloStar Bank of Commerce, for $197.6 million in cash.  The merger was completed on September... Read Story
October 02, 2017, 08:01 AM

The global medical technology (medtech) industry grew by 5% in 2016, a pace last seen before the financial crisis. This strong performance was fueled by mergers and acquisition (M&A) and portfolio optimization strategies, as well as continued focus... Read Story
September 25, 2017, 07:33 AM

Ballard Spahr and Lindquist & Vennum announced that they have agreed to merge effective January 1, 2018. The combined firm—which will retain the name Ballard Spahr—will have more than 650 lawyers in 15 offices nationwide.Joining with Am Law 100 firm... Read Story
September 06, 2017, 07:08 AM

CIT Group Inc. announced that Kenneth McPhail has been named executive vice president and chief strategy officer, effective immediately. In this role, he will have responsibility for strategic planning and initiatives, mergers, acquisitions and... Read Story
September 05, 2017, 08:16 AM

Hampleton Partners, an international mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and corporate advisory firm for technology companies, issued 11 technology M&A market reports for 2H 2017 in the key business segments of artificial intelligence (AI), augmented... Read Story
August 24, 2017, 07:45 AM

KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., the corporate and investment banking unit of KeyCorp, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Cain Brothers & Company, LLC, a pre-eminent healthcare focused investment banking and public finance... Read Story
August 16, 2017, 08:01 AM

Vantiv Inc., a major credit card processor and POS solution provider for businesses, agreed to buy e-commerce payments company Worldpay Group Plc for roughly $10.4 billion. In connection with the acquisition, has entered into certain agreements to... Read Story
August 14, 2017, 07:48 AM

The Investment Banking & Capital Markets team of Wells Fargo Securities announced that it has made two new hires to enhance the depth of expertise within its M&A and Industrials coverage teams, respectively.  Aakash Bhasin has joined the M&A group as... Read Story
August 11, 2017, 08:14 AM

Solar Capital Ltd. announced that on July 31, 2017, it acquired NEF Holdings, LLC ("NEF"), which conducts its business through its wholly-owned subsidiary Nations Equipment Finance, LLC. NEF is an independent equipment finance company that provides... Read Story
August 02, 2017, 07:20 AM

Data from the first six months of the 2017 show a strong deal appetite despite a highly complex and challenging M&A market and increasing intervention in deals by governments and regulators, according to a new report from EY. Analysts attribute the... Read Story
July 28, 2017, 07:50 AM

International buyers stepping up their competition against U.S. companies for M&A deals in the U.S. manufacturing sector, according to a recent report from Generational Equity. The report, "Manufacturing in Motion,” found that the North American... Read Story
July 19, 2017, 08:00 AM

Grant Lyon, Craig Hansen and Peter Kaufman announced they have partnered to form Caissa Capital, LLC, a venture aimed at providing, in one entity, senior-level workout, financial restructuring and legal services. Caissa will target large, complex... Read Story
July 13, 2017, 08:02 AM

Mergers and acquisitions activity in the middle market hit a ten-year high in the first half of 2017, with 5,260 deals completed during the period, according to data from Thomson Reuters. As reported by Mergers & Acquisitions, that's a 12 percent... Read Story
July 10, 2017, 07:59 AM

U.S. syndicated lending activity reached a record $632 billion in the second quarter, an increase of 2% from the prior record set in the second quarter of last year, according to data published by Thomson Reuters. However, new lending to support... Read Story
July 05, 2017, 08:30 AM

Placing a bet on the struggling retail sector, New York-based private equity firm Sycamore Partners has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Staples, Inc. for $10.25 per share in cash, or approximately $6.9 billion. Under the terms of the merger... Read Story
June 29, 2017, 08:00 AM

Propel Media, Inc., a performance focused digital media and advertising company, announced its acquisition of DeepIntent Technologies, an integrated data and programmatic buying platform.According to an 8K filing, to support the acquisition the... Read Story
June 22, 2017, 07:00 AM, Inc. announced that it is acquiring Whole Foods Market in a deal valued at $13.7 billion that analysts say promises to shake up the grocery store industry. Amazon expects to finance the deal with debt financing, which could include senior... Read Story
June 19, 2017, 08:00 AM

State Bank Financial Corporation, the holding company for State Bank and Trust Company, and AloStar Bank of Commerce announced the signing of a definitive agreement for State Bank to acquire AloStar in an all cash transaction with a purchase price of... Read Story
June 16, 2017, 07:21 AM

Rothschild Global Advisory is further strengthening its North American business by announcing four more senior hires. Rothschild has hired Reza Vahabzadeh and Siddharth Hariharan as Managing Directors on the Consumer team, and Aashis Mehta and... Read Story
May 30, 2017, 07:13 AM

Widening yields on middle-market loans is giving lenders more leverage to negotiate with middle-market borrowers, according to a report from Business Insider. The shift follows three quarters of downward pricing pressure characterized by agressive... Read Story
May 25, 2017, 08:00 AM

Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. announced that an affiliate of the firm has acquired Bushkill Group, a vacation property ownership company located in Pennsylvania from Resorts Group, Inc. The transaction includes Bushkill's popular Pocono Mountains... Read Story
May 22, 2017, 07:25 AM

Laurentian Bank of Canada announced that it has reached a definitive agreement under which a subsidiary of the Bank has agreed to acquire Northpoint Commercial Finance, which is among the leading U.S. and Canadian inventory finance lenders with a... Read Story
May 19, 2017, 08:00 AM

Perella Weinberg Partners (PWP) announced that Cory Hill has joined the Firm as a Managing Director in the Advisory business. Based in Los Angeles, Hill will work with Chris Mead, Partner and Head of the Los Angeles office, to provide strategic and... Read Story
May 18, 2017, 07:16 AM

Global chemical mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity is expected to increase in 2017, but geopolitical factors, such as protectionism, could pose a challenge to achieving the levels of record activity the industry experienced in 2015 and 2016... Read Story
May 09, 2017, 07:24 AM

Citizens Financial Group, Inc. announced the acquisition of Western Reserve Partners LLC, a Cleveland-based merger and acquisition advisory firm dedicated to delivering a full range of financial advisory services with a focus on middle market clients... Read Story
May 03, 2017, 07:19 AM

Global mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity continues to gain strength following heightened dealmaking in the first quarter of 2017, according to the EY 16th Global Capital Confidence Barometer (CCB). Ongoing geopolitical uncertainty has not... Read Story
May 01, 2017, 07:20 AM

Woodbridge International, a mergers and acquisitions firm completing transactions in the lower middle-market, and Vistage, a business advisory and executive coaching organization, announced a strategic partnership to benefit Vistage’s 21,000 members... Read Story
April 26, 2017, 07:19 AM

Amid questions about the direction of the global economy, investors doubled down on healthcare as a safe haven in 2016, driving up both deal count and deal value. Yet, with so much interest in overall healthcare assets, they faced intense competition... Read Story
April 24, 2017, 07:47 AM

GTCR, a private equity firm, announced that it has entered into a partnership with Robert “Chip” Hance to form Regatta Medical Holdings, LLC. The new company, headquartered in Chicago, IL, will focus on acquiring companies and assets in either the... Read Story
April 21, 2017, 07:30 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

Fifth Third Bancorp recently announced that Fifth Third Securities Inc. has hired Michael Ho and Jim Parrino to co-head the Investment Banking group’s buy-side M&A advisory practice that offers clients support and assistance in defining and... Read Story
April 14, 2017, 07:50 AM

PacWest Bancorp and CU Bancorp announced the signing of a definitive agreement and plan of merger whereby PacWest will acquire CU Bancorp in a transaction valued at approximately $705 million.CU Bancorp, headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, is the... Read Story
April 06, 2017, 07:19 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

Optimism is on the rise among owners of mid-sized U.S. companies, according to a new Citizens Commercial Banking survey examining the impact of the presidential election on the appetite for mergers and acquisitions.More than half (52 percent) of... Read Story
March 24, 2017, 07:15 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

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

Lazard Ltd announced Garrett Baker has joined its subsidiary, Lazard Middle Market LLC, as a Managing Director and Head of Middle Market Telecommunications, Media and Technology. He is based in New York.“Garrett has established a national reputation... Read Story
November 30, 2016, 07:14 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

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

The mergers & acquisitions (M&A) business in the Investment Banking & Capital Markets Group (IBCM) is one of the fastest growing segments across Wells Fargo Securities. In order to continue building on that success, the organization has made... Read Story
September 06, 2016, 08:14 AM

Rothschild & Co Group, one of the world's leading independent financial advisory groups, today announced that James M. ("Jimmy") Neissa, one of the industry's eminent M&A professionals, will join the group as Head of Rothschild & Co North America. ... Read Story
August 05, 2016, 07:49 AM

Lending to U.S. mid-sized companies is poised to increase in the second half of 2016 as lenders report a growing pipeline of M&A deals and expectations for a push ahead of the U.S. election, market participants told Thomson Reuters LPC.After two... Read Story
July 06, 2016, 07:53 AM

CIBC announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire PrivateBancorp, Inc. and its subsidiary, The PrivateBank, a high-quality Chicago-based middle market commercial bank with U.S.$17.7 billion in assets, complemented by private... Read Story
June 30, 2016, 07:52 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

NewStar Financial announced  that it has been named 2015 Lender of the Year by Mergers & Acquisitions (“M&A”), an independent digital news service and monthly magazine covering all aspects of deal-making in the middle market.  The monthly magazine is... Read Story
March 28, 2016, 07:43 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

Rabobank recently named Donald Meltzer as Vice Chairman, Head of Mergers & Acquisitions for its North America Wholesale banking division, serving the bank’s food, beverage and agribusiness clientele in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Meltzer will be... Read Story
April 07, 2015, 07:13 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

Mark R. Hahn announced the formation of Graphic Arts Advisors, LLC headquartered in Mountain Lakes, New Jersey with an additional office in Dallas, Texas.Graphic Arts Advisors, LLC is a boutique strategic financial advisory and consulting firm... Read Story
March 02, 2015, 07:26 AM

ACG New York, the largest association of middle-market deal making professionals in New York, today announced the results of its Annual Middle Market Survey, which found that the majority of respondents believe private equity investments will... Read Story
February 04, 2015, 07:10 AM

Fifth Street Management announced that Todd G. Owens has agreed to join the company as Co-President and a member of the management committee, effective September 29, 2014.  In his role, Owens will be responsible for driving growth in Fifth Street's... Read Story
September 09, 2014, 07:28 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

Mergers & Acquisitions reports Heron Lake Bioenergy LLC has entered into a new loan agreement that will allow the ethanol company to repay existing debt. The company, headquartered in Heron Lake, Minnesota, operates a natural gas-fired ethanol plant.... Read Story
August 22, 2014, 07:09 AM