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Elliott Advisors proposes to acquire Aryzta, Swiss firm looks for other options

Private equity firm Elliott Capital Advisors said on Monday it made a non-binding proposal to Aryzta’s board of directors on Nov. 18 to acquire all outstanding shares of the Swiss frozen baked goods maker, but Aryzta said discussions with the hedge...

Warburg Pincus-lead Private equity group closes in on AA takeover bid

The AA’s board has told two private equity groups it would be willing to accept a proposed 35p-a-share offer for the heavily indebted roadside recovery group, it said in a statement on Monday. The group is in last-ditch talks with Warburg Pincus...

Bain Capital Raises $800 Million for Second Impact Investing Fund

Bain Capital has raised $800 million in fresh capital to back businesses that the firm bets will benefit not only fund investors but also society at large. Bain Capital Double Impact, the Boston firm's impact investment unit, has raised its second...

Carlyle-backed buyout of Japan Asia Group faces activist challenge

The management buyout of a small green energy and technology group has put one of the world’s biggest private equity firms, Carlyle, on a collision course with the family of Japan’s most notorious activist investor. The impending clash comes as...

11 big things: Airbnb, Roblox lead a Bay Area IPO blitz

The holiday season is almost here. And for consumer-facing startups based in the Bay Area, the must-have gift of 2020 is a shiny new IPO.  Momentum has been building all autumn, with highly touted names including Snowflake, Palantir...

Italian Coffee Giant, Illycaffe, to Sell Stake to Rhone Capital

Illycaffe SpA, one of Italy’s largest coffee roasters, agreed to sell a minority stake to New York-based Rhone Capital LLC in a bid to boost its U.S. market presence. “It’s a strategic, non-financial deal that will allow Illycaffe to expand its...

Blackstone Seeking at Least $5 Billion for Second Asia Fund

Blackstone Group Inc. is seeking to raise at least $5 billion for its second Asian private equity fund, people familiar with the matter said. The U.S. investment firm has started marketing the new vehicle, which is more than double the size of its...

Buyout Firm CVC Capital Vies With CD&R for Bilfinger

Private equity firm CVC Capital Partners has joined the race for German industrial services provider Bilfinger SE, according to people familiar with the matter. It’s competing with rival buyout firm Clayton Dubilier & Rice, whose interest in...

KKR Is Said to Prepare for New European Buyout Fund

KKR & Co. is preparing to raise another European buyout fund just a year after its last one, having comfortably outspent rivals during the coronavirus pandemic, according to people familiar with the matter. The U.S. private equity firm is in...

PE firms unite to fight climate change

Five global private equity firms have come together to launch the One Planet Private Equity Funds (OPPEF) initiative, in a bid to accelerate the fight against climate change and meet the goals of the Paris Agreement. The firms aim to “advance the...

Private Equity Mega Funds Land Half the Industry’s Dry Powder

Private equity is flush with even more cash waiting to be invested than before the pandemic shut down large swaths of the economy.  Buyout funds had $853 billion in dry powder as of the third quarter, with more than half of that in the industry’s...

Apollo, Carlyle, Bain are among bidders for planned Hitachi Metals sale

Apollo Global Management, Carlyle Group, KKR & Co and Bain Capital are among potential bidders for Japan's Hitachi Metals, people with knowledge of the matter said, a deal that could fetch more than $6.4 billion. Reuters previously reported...

Apax scores over 4x return from sale of ECI Software to LGP

London-based Apax Partners has pocketed a return multiple of over four times (4.2x) on the sale of its majority stake in Texas-headquartered software company ECI Software Solutions to Leonard Green & Partners. The exit has also generated an...

Nasdaq to Buy Anti-Financial Crime Firm Verafin for $2.75 Billion

Nasdaq Inc. will buy Verafin, a software company that uses artificial intelligence to help banks detect money laundering and fraud, for $2.75 billion, the companies said Thursday. If completed, the Verafin acquisition would be New York-based...

Reliance says retail venture completes fundraising, rakes in $6.4 billion

India’s Reliance Industries on Thursday said its retail arm had completed its fundraising exercise as more than half a dozen investors poured 472.65 billion rupees ($6.37 billion) into a 10.09% stake in the company in two months. Reliance Retail...

EQT launches second fund subscription line tied to ESG

Stockholm-based private equity firm EQT is once again adding an ESG twist to a popular form of financing among private markets fund managers. The firm has negotiated a €2.7bn fund subscription credit facility that links performance on certain...

IQHQ Completes Second Equity Raise of $1.7 Billion

IQHQ Inc., a premier life sciences real estate development company, announced that it has successfully completed a second $1.7 billion equity raise from new and existing strategic partners. With two successful rounds of financing complete, IQHQ is...

How the private equity industry stole a march in European payments

Just over a decade ago, processing electronic payments was largely regarded as a dull back-office function, including by the banks that did it. A deal this week to create one of Europe’s largest payments companies is a reminder of a group that took...

Onex, GIC lead US $1B additional capital injection into Convex Group

Convex Group Limited has secured US $1 billion in new capital led by Onex Corporation (TSX: ONEX) and Onex Partners V, and GIC. Founded by Stephen Catlin and Paul Brand, London, UK based Convex is a specialty insurer and reinsurer focused on...

FireEye to get $400 mln investment led by Blackstone

Cyber-security company FireEye Inc said on Thursday it will receive a $400 million strategic investment from private equity firm Blackstone and venture capital firm ClearSky. Blackstone and ClearSky will purchase $400 million of FireEye’s...

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