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Media group Informa sells its corporate training units to Providence Equity

London-listed publishing and events group Informa plc (LON:INF) on Friday said it had agreed a deal worth up to USD180m (EUR137m) to sell its five corporate training businesses to Providence Equity Partners. The … Continue reading “Media group Informa sells its corporate training units to Providence Equity”


US sponsor Platinum Equity tables $225m bid for CBS Outdoor International

US private equity firm Platinum Equity LLC said it had offered to buy outdoor media company CBS Outdoor International from CBS Corp (NYSE:CBS) for around USD225m (EUR171.2m). The irrevocable binding offer is subject … Continue reading “US sponsor Platinum Equity tables $225m bid for CBS Outdoor International”


Irish biotech group Elan puts itself on the block after advising against hostile bid from RP Management

Irish biotechnology firm Elan Corp plc (NYSE:ELN) said it was launching a formal sale given expressions of interest it had received and would invite hostile suitor RP Management LLC (Royalty Pharma) to take … Continue reading “Irish biotech group Elan puts itself on the block after advising against hostile bid from RP Management”


UK private equity firm 3i tables bid for Barclays Infrastructure Funds Management

UK private equity firm 3i Group plc (LON:III) on Friday said it had put in an irrevocable bid to buy Barclays Infrastructure Funds Management Ltd (BIFM), the European infrastructure fund management business of … Continue reading “UK private equity firm 3i tables bid for Barclays Infrastructure Funds Management”


Sponsor 3i agrees to sell Canada’s Mold Masters to Milacron in $970m deal

UK private equity firm 3i Group plc (LON:III) on Tuesday announced a CAD975m (USD969.1m/EUR724m) deal to sell Canadian melt delivery and control systems specialist Mold-Masters Ltd to plastics processing solutions provider Milacron LLC. … Continue reading “Sponsor 3i agrees to sell Canada’s Mold Masters to Milacron in $970m deal”


Sponsor Montagu sells hair styling group ghd to rival Lion Capital in £300m deal

UK-based Montagu Private Equity LLP has agreed to dispose of its hair styling products firm Jemella Group Ltd (dba ghd) to rival private equity firm Lion Capital LLP. The private equity groups did … Continue reading “Sponsor Montagu sells hair styling group ghd to rival Lion Capital in £300m deal”


Carlyle completes TCW MBO from France’s Societe Generale

US asset manager The TCW Group Inc has completed its journey to independence after its management and The Carlyle Group LP (NASDAQ:CG) finalised the purchase of the business from French banking major Societe … Continue reading “Carlyle completes TCW MBO from France’s Societe Generale”


Private equity firms team up to bid for Vivendi’s Brazilian unit GVT

A group of private equity firms, including KKR & Co LP (NYSE:KKR) and Apax Partners LLP, intends to make a joint bid of as much as USD5bn (EUR3.7bn) for Brazilian telecommunications company Global … Continue reading “Private equity firms team up to bid for Vivendi’s Brazilian unit GVT”


US-based food group Hostess to sell Twinkies to private equity

US wholesale baker Hostess Brands Inc could soon announce a deal worth around USD400m (EUR296.2m) to divest certain snack cake brands such as Twinkies and Donettes to buyout firms Apollo Global Management LLC … Continue reading “US-based food group Hostess to sell Twinkies to private equity”


French financial services group Groupama divests private equity arm

French insurance and banking group Groupama SA said it had struck a final deal to sell its investment arm Groupama Private Equity to domestic private equity firm ACG Group for an undisclosed sum. … Continue reading “French financial services group Groupama divests private equity arm”


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