Lauren Hirsch

Exclusive: Hudson's Bay to review options after activist pressure - sources

Aug 25 2017

Hudson's Bay Co, owner of the Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor retail chains, plans to review its options, including going private, following pressure from an activist shareholder, people familiar with the matter said.

Exclusive: Platform Specialty abandons agrochemicals unit sale - sources

Aug 24 2017

Platform Specialty Products Corp has decided to abandon the sale of its agrochemicals business after the offers it attracted failed to meet its valuation expectations of more than $4.5 billion, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

Blackstone explores IPO of Gates Global: sources

Aug 22 2017

Private equity firm Blackstone Group LP is exploring an initial public offering (IPO) of Gates Global LLC, three years after it acquired the U.S. auto parts and building products maker for $5.4 billion, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

Centerbridge Partners to acquire Highmark Health's Davis Vision

Aug 09 2017

Private equity firm Centerbridge Partners LP said on Wednesday it had agreed to buy a majority stake in U.S. health insurer Highmark Health's managed vision care benefits unit Davis Vision unit for an undisclosed amount.

Exclusive: Halo Top ice cream maker explores sale - sources

Aug 07 2017

Eden Creamery LLC, the privately owned U.S. manufacturer of low-calorie ice cream brand Halo Top, is exploring a sale that it hopes will value the ice cream brand at as much as $2 billion, people familiar with the matter said on Monday.

Advent invests in U.S. café operator First Watch Restaurants

Jul 27 2017

Private equity firm Advent International has taken a majority stake in cafe operator First Watch Restaurants, the firm announced on Thursday, in a deal sources said values the company between $300 million and $500 million.

Exclusive: Nordstrom family offers preferential terms to clinch buyout partner - sources

Jul 27 2017

The group of Nordstrom Inc family members seeking to take the eponymous U.S. department store operator private is offering preferential terms to potential equity partners willing to fund the buyout, people familiar with the matter said.

Exclusive: India's UPL explores bid for Platform Specialty agrochem unit - sources

Jul 24 2017

Indian agrochemicals producer UPL Ltd is exploring a bid of more than $4 billion for the agrochemicals business of Platform Specialty Products Corp to expand its global footprint, according to people familiar with the matter.

Exclusive: KKR nears deal to acquire WebMD - sources

Jul 23 2017

Private equity firm KKR & Co LLP is nearing an all-cash deal to acquire WebMD Health Corp , a U.S. online health publisher with a market capitalization of $2.1 billion, people familiar with the matter said on Sunday.

Lemonheads owner Ferrara eyes Nestle's candy business: sources

Jul 21 2017

Ferrara Candy Co, the owner of candies such as Lemonheads and Now & Later chews, is preparing to participate in the auction for Swiss food group Nestle SA's U.S. candy business, people familiar with the matter said on Friday.

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