Equiteq names global head of M & A

Equiteq has hired David Jorgenson as global head of M & A. Jorgenson’s experience includes working at Robert W. Baird. Equiteq is a M & A advisor for consulting firms.

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Things to consider when selling a private company

For a private company, finding a buyer involves more than just putting the company up for sale. An auction, or other structured sale process, is a complicated undertaking that starts many months before a formal marketing process is commenced.

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Trending on peHUB this week: Some big exits and improving fund returns have put venture capital back into the spotlight.

Results International announces promotion and new hire

Results International Group has promoted Julie Langley to partner. Also, the firm has hired Chris Lewis as managing director in its technology and digital media practice. Langley first joined the firm in September 2012 while Lewis is the former head of technology M&A at KPMG. Based in London, Results International advises on M&A deals and provides corporate finance advice to marketing communications and new media industries.

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Bay Grove’s Lineage acquires Millard

Lineage Logistics, a warehousing and logistics portfolio company of Bay Grove, has signed a definitive agreement to purchase Millard Refrigerated Services, a national third-party warehousing and logistics company headquartered in Omaha, NE. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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JLL Partners and Royal DSM complete Dpx Holdings transaction

JLL Partners and Royal DSM, a global life sciences and materials sciences company have closed the transaction announced in November 2013 combining DSM Pharmaceutical Products and Patheon Inc into a new privately held company named DPx Holdings. With headquarters in Durham, N.C., DPX’s global footprint includes 24 global locations across North America, Europe, Latin America and Australia.

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H.I.G. Capital’s Holland Services seals AED Group deal

H.I.G. Capital portfolio company Holland Services has completed the acquisition and merger of certain assets from AED Group. Based in Denver, Colorado with field offices across the country in key energy basins, AED Group has experience researching, acquiring and servicing quality acreage for multi-national and domestic energy firms.

ACE Group names new EVP for newly expanded M & A practice

ACE Group has hired Seth Gillston as executive vice president to lead the firm’s newly expanded M & A practice. In his new position, Gillston, who is based in New York City, will focus on coordinating a team of underwriters to help address the needs of the private equity industry and the M&A process. ACE Group is a multiline property and casualty insurer.

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Venture-backed M&A activity shows encouraging signs

In the third quarter, venture-backed M&A activity remained soft, with 107 deals reported, compared to 125 for the same period a year ago. Likewise, the first three quarters of 2013 saw just 286 VC-backed deals with disclosed valuations, well off the 362 transactions for the same period in 2012.

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Achieving the Exit with Drew Sievers and mFoundry

Drew Sievers, who led mFoundry to an acquisition by FIS, discusses creating a culture of partnership, selling to financial institutions, and working with strategic investors with competing interests in Shareholder Representative Services’ latest Q&A.

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