Guggenheim Securities to Acquire Millstein

Guggenheim Securities agreed to acquire Millstein, a restructuring advisor to companies investors, and sovereigns with expertise in sovereign advisory and financial institutions.

Father-Son Team Joins Viking M&A in North Carolina

Viking Mergers & Acquisitions added father-son team, Jeff and Eric McKeehan, to their Asheville, NC office. They will be joining Senior Advisor Art Hawkins as managing partner and financial analyst, respectively

Gordon Brothers Acquires Bench Brand

Gordon Brothers acquired the Bench brand and all its related intellectual property assets.

Union Savings & Loan Merges with Hibernia Bancorp

Union Savings and Loan completed its merger with Hibernia Bancorp and its subsidiary Hibernia Bank, with the entire surviving entity called Hibernia.

ORIX USA Acquires NXT Capital to Expand into Middle Market

ORIX USA, the U.S. and Latin America business hub for Tokyo-based ORIX, and NXT Capital signed a definitive agreement under which ORIX USA will acquire NXT Capital.

BAM Acquires Freight Factoring Company MSF

Fintech solutions provider BAM acquired Multi Service Factoring, the freight factoring division of Multi Service Technology Solutions.

GE to Sell Distributed Power Biz to Advent for $3.25B

GE signed an agreement to sell its Distributed Power business to Advent International for $3.25 billion. The transaction includes Distributed Power’s Jenbacher and Waukesha engines and manufacturing sites in Austria, Canada and the U.S.

People’s United to Acquire First Connecticut Bancorp

People’s United Financial wil acquire First Connecticut Bancorp and its subsidiary Farmington Bank in a 100% stock transaction valued at approximately $544 million.

BOK Financial to Acquire CoBiz Financial in $1B Deal

BOK Financial and CoBiz Financial signed a merger agreement under which CoBiz will merge with BOK Financial in transaction valued at $1 billion.

U.S. M&A Lending Hits Record $129B

Reuters reported a half-year record of $129 billion in lending to top U.S. companies for M&A activities thanks to record fee income.