Middle-Market Trends

ACG President LaBranche Featured in Election Outlook Piece

In addition to carried interest taxation, two public policy issues affecting the middle market bear watching in 2016: the tax treatment of interest payments on debt and the designation of joint employer status, according to Mergers & Acquisitions.

Shining Light on the Sale of Sun & Skin Care Research

Investment bank Carl Marks had to overcome some daunting challenges specific to sun and skin care products during this recent sale.

PE Firms Must Face Cyberthreat

Private equity firms are not immune to cyberthreats, and many could be doing more to protect themselves.

Private Equity CFOs Add CCO Hat, and It’s a Big One

A middle-market private equity CFO’s job has become more complex since Dodd-Frank’s passage as the demands of compliance force the role to evolve.

M&A Madness: Dealmaking on Pace for Record in Valuation

A flurry of deal making in 2015 has set merger and acquisition activity on pace to surpass last year’s all-time record $1.5 trillion in transaction valuation, according to PitchBook.