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Advisors, Private Equity

Middle Market Weekly Outlook


Last week was a turbulent one for the energy markets, with oil prices plummeting to below $36 a barrel. The Wall Street Journal reports that “price distress will force M&A” next year, with some energy companies looking for “creative deals” instead of being forced to sell off assets.

In addition, a recent report on middle market M&A reports that mid-market lenders are “cautiously optimistic,” with “robust” leverage appetite “for companies with attractive credit profiles.”



  • TSG Consumer Partners closes “substantially overscribed” funds
  • Blue Corporate Finance and Quarton Partners combine to become Quarton International
  • TenGram invests in Cos Bar
  • Scottish Equity Partners invests in Peppermint Technology
  • Clearview Capital exits Senior Care
  • Gryphon Investors recaps Washing Care
  • Paine & Partners acquires AgBiTech
  • HalYard Capital sells EducationDynamics

This Week in History… America’s first savings bank, the Provident Institution for Savings, is incorporated.

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