MONEY is a resource highlighting the sectors and institutions that finance the community of business in L.A., from small business loans to the top deals. The section covers a range of institutions from the big banks to private offices and spotlights some of the year's key M&A deals.

BANKS

Key Deals: PacWest Gets CU Bancorp for $681 Million

Bank Contacts

CREDIT UNIONS

Key Deals: Internet Brands Picks Up WebMD for $2.8 Billion

Credit Union Contacts

FACTORS

Key Deals: Global GatewaySouth Sells for $875 Million

Factor Contacts

INVESTMENT BANKS

Key Deals: Kite Pharma Acquired by Gilead Sciences for $12 Billion

Key Deals: El Segundo Physician Group Davita Medical Acquired by UnitedHealth for $4.9 Billion

Investment Bank Contacts

MONEY MANAGERS

Key Deals: Walt Disney to Buy Fox for$52 Billion

Money Manager Contacts

PRIVATE EQUITY

Key Deals: $3.9 Billion Husky Deal Big for Platinum

Private Equity Contacts

SBA LENDERS

Key Deals: Mars Buys Veterinary Chain VCA for $9.1 Billion

SBA Lenders Contacts

VENTURE CAPITAL FIRMS

Key Deals: How Snap Haunts L.A.'s Venture Capitalists

Venture Capital Firms Contacts

2017 M&A activity by the numbers