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UK Mergers and Acquisitions Heat Up in first quarter of 2015 — PwC

The UK deals market is resurgent with Q1 deal volumes up 50% on Q1 2014, according to a deals index published this week by UK-based professional services network PwC. This analysis finds total deal values up by 96%, driven by […]

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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


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


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

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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

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UK sponsor Apax acquires US-based retailer Rue 21in $1bn deal

UK-based private equity firm Apax Partners Holdings Ltd has agreed to buy US apparel retailer Rue21 Inc (NASDAQ:RUE) in an all-cash deal worth some USD1.1bn (EUR851m), the companies

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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

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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


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

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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)

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