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Middle Market DealMaker | Winter 2023

2023’s M&A Business Development Professionals to Watch: Who you need to know across private equity, investment banking and corporate development

On the Move: January 2023 Hires and Promotions

Private equity firms, investment banks, law firms and others kicked off 2023 by announcing a slew of new hires and promotions

Divided Congress Limits Legislative Possibilities, Shifts Focus to Financial Regulators

Trade is among the areas for bipartisanship in a divided Congress, while regulatory activity ramps up and the debt ceiling looms

PE Weekly

PE Weekly: Add-Ons Fuel M&A Activity

Add-on acquisitions seen across enterprise solutions, industrials and more, while Audax’s newest fund anticipates more M&A demand ahead

PE Weekly: Healthcare Niches Fuel M&A Activity

M&A targets healthcare from pediatrics to senior care to ophthalmology, while the public sector emerges as a strong acquisition target this week

PE Weekly: A Slew of New Funds

Several funds targeting middle-market businesses made their debut this week, while a flurry of M&A activity stretched across a variety of sectors

PE Weekly: Dealmakers Target Manufacturing and Industrials

Acquisitions and exits announced in energy, machinery, pharmaceuticals and more

Sectors

Divided Congress Limits Legislative Possibilities, Shifts Focus to Financial Regulators

Trade is among the areas for bipartisanship in a divided Congress, while regulatory activity ramps up and the debt ceiling looms

Tech-Enabled Services: A Bright Spot in a Dimming Deal Environment

Corporate Advisory Solutions’ Michael Lamm discusses the resiliency of tech-enabled business services

When Hiring a CFO, PE Firms Refuse to Settle

Amid macroeconomic pressures, PE firms need CFOs who can turn challenges into opportunities

Without SAFE Banking Act’s Passage, What’s Next for Cannabis M&A?

Congress failed to pass the SAFE Banking Act in its lame-duck session. Burns & Levinson attorneys share what that means for dealmakers

Next Target

Putting the Pet Category’s Recession-Proof Reputation to the Test

MySimplePetLab embraces the shifts in how owners care for their pets

Saying “I Do” To Dividends: Tech-Enabled Opportunity in the Wedding Industry

Tech disruptors drive the wedding industry forward. Will investors follow?

Deep Dives

How ESG Is Changing the M&A Landscape

ESG has graduated from a reference in the financial statements of major corporations to a barometer for the health and long-term prospects of any business valued by investors

Crest of a Wave: The Distressed Investing Opportunity

Investors focused on special situations and distressed assets have been on the hunt for deals since COVID-19 struck without much to show for it, but that could be changing

East Coast Firms Dominate Q2 Capital Collection

Most of the larger mid-market funds raised in the second quarter came from the East Coast, with several West Coast players also making the list in an increasingly tough environment for fundraising

PE Fundraising Dips from Recent Highs, Funds Lean on Familiar LPs

Repeat investors bolstered fundraising in what remains an active market, despite a slight decline in capital raised compared with the past two years

GrowthTV

Tech-Enabled Services: A Bright Spot in a Dimming Deal Environment

Corporate Advisory Solutions’ Michael Lamm discusses the resiliency of tech-enabled business services

People

On the Move: January 2023 Hires and Promotions

Private equity firms, investment banks, law firms and others kicked off 2023 by announcing a slew of new hires and promotions

Lion Equity Corporate Development Spotlight: Kate Anissimov, Earnest

Lion Equity’s Aaron Polack interviews Kate Anissimov from Earnest

Sponsored

When Hiring a CFO, PE Firms Refuse to Settle

Amid macroeconomic pressures, PE firms need CFOs who can turn challenges into opportunities

Fundraising Trends and Value-Creation Focus Weigh on Private Equity Hiring

Firms are seeking staff to deploy newly raised funds and fill functional roles while fine-tuning strategies for employee retention