After years of concern and speculation, the Volcker Rule has been finalized. Since its inception as a one sentence inclusion in the Dodd-Frank Act, the Rule has evolved into a veritable tome. Many believe the new legislation, which goes into effect April 1, 2014, will make the system safer — but not safe.
In other news, dealmakers are eyeing a solid 2014, Fulcrum Capital sold A&B Rail, and Intrix Technology acquired Merchant Processing USA.
- Dealmakers predict 2014 will be a great year for middle market M&A
- Why is everybody sitting on huge piles of cash?
- The operational consequences of PE buyouts: Evidence from the restaurant industry
- Why valuations are ready to tumble
- Private equity community optimistic about the future
- Here’s what the 2014 tech IPO pipeline looks like
- Stop asking if the Volcker Rule will work — it already has
- It’s been a strong year for private equity with record fundraising levels since 2008
- Fulcrum Capital sells A&B Rail
- Riverstone invests $300 million in Eagle Energy Exploration
- Morgenthaler sells Avtron Aerospace
- WestView Capital recaps Apex Information Technologies
- Intrix Technology acquires Merchant Processing USA
- Auberge Resorts receives strategic investment from Friedkin Capital Partners
- DXP Enterprises acquires B27 from Champlain Capital Partners
Saugatuck Capital Company is pleased to announce its investment in APCT Holdings, LLC, headquartered in Santa Clara, California. Read the full announcement here.
Founded in 1982, Saugatuck is a long-established private investment firm committed to leveraged recapitalizations, buyouts, and growth equity investments in the lower middle market. The firm invests in service-intensive businesses demonstrating a proven ability to generate stable, growing cash flows where it has the requisite experience to drive accelerated portfolio company performance.