Educating Lawmakers About Private Capital Is Top Priority in New Congress

ACG New York’s Middle Market Week ends with panel’s post-midterm legislative outlook By Kathryn Mulligan A Democratic majority in the U.S. House of Representatives following November’s midterm elections will impact the Association for Corporate Growth’s legislative agenda and its approach to engaging with lawmakers and regulators, according to speakers at the ACG New York Policy … Continue reading Educating Lawmakers About Private Capital Is Top Priority in New Congress

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Conair taps advisor for sale of liquid hair-care assets, sources say

Provided by Mergermarket Conair Corporation, a manufacturer of kitchen electrics, personal care and beauty products, is working with Sawaya Partners on selling some of its liquid hair-care brands, said three sources familiar with the situation. The assets deliver about USD 130m in annual revenue and have approximately USD 20m to USD 25m in EBITDA, according … Continue reading Conair taps advisor for sale of liquid hair-care assets, sources say

Member Highlight: Robert Landis

ROLE/FIRM: Founding Partner, The Riverside Company LinkedIn Every month, we will feature an active member of the ACG New York community in a brief interview. Reflecting industry insight and personal perspective, this feature will introduce industry leaders and offer advice on the tools you need to succeed in the ever-changing middle market. 1. Quick basics– … Continue reading Member Highlight: Robert Landis

Time to KICK-OFF MMW!

Welcome to ACG New York Middle Market Week (November 26-30).  This week, buyers and sellers, debt and equity providers, transactional and value creators, advisors and consultants—all focused on creating growth and value—will come together as an industry…the Middle Market. As a nonprofit association, ACG New York created Middle Market Week to represent the industry as … Continue reading Time to KICK-OFF MMW!

General Electric’s GECAS arm could be attractive to Blackstone – report

Provided by Mergermarket General Electric Company’s [NYSE:GE] aviation leasing arm GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) could be attractive to the private equity firm Blackstone Group [NYSE:BX], according to a Financial Times report. The report cited a person close to GE’s new Chief Executive Larry Culp, who suggested that Blackstone is most likely buyer for GECAS. … Continue reading General Electric’s GECAS arm could be attractive to Blackstone – report

Rocket Pharmaceuticals is looking to expand its gene therapy pipeline, exec says

Provided by Mergermarket Rocket Pharmaceuticals [NASDAQ: RCKT] is looking to grow its gene therapy pipeline, including by bringing in additional assets, according to Claudine Prowse, head of corporate development. The New York-based drug developer is looking to potentially add early-stage assets in the area of adeno-associated viruses (AAV), she said. Prowse declined to specify when … Continue reading Rocket Pharmaceuticals is looking to expand its gene therapy pipeline, exec says

Bankers Eye David and Goliath Consumer Tie-Ups

M&A valuations in consumer packaged goods have climbed among brands offering larger companies access to millennials. By Steve Gelsi M&A bankers in consumer packaged goods said they continue to see large conglomerates take aim at tiny targets to boost growth and innovation as they compete for millennial dollars. The trend is happening on a couple of … Continue reading Bankers Eye David and Goliath Consumer Tie-Ups