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Leveraged Buyouts

Orinoco Gold Ltd

Orinoco buys out Troy's stake in Brazil gold mine

Perth, Australia-based gold explorer Orinoco Gold entered an agreement to acquire the 70% stake of gold and silver producer Troy Resources in a gold mine in the Sertao gold mine located in Brazil.

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LiveOps Inc

LiveOps Inc purchases Canada-based CxEngage maker UserEvents Inc

Redwood City, California-based cloud contact center and customer solutions provider LiveOps Inc has purchased UserEvents and its product called CxEngage. The acquisition enables LiveOps to enhance its Cloud Platform.

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Peleton Entertainment

New York's Peleton Entertainment buys Creative Media

New York-based television agency Peleton Entertainment bought Todd Berger's consulting firm Creative Media for an undisclosed amount to expand into animation, branded entertainment, and feature film.

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Solvay SA

Belgian firm Solvay offers to buy bankrupt Plextronics in $32.6M deal

Brussels, Belgium-based chemical firm Solvay SA offered to buy Pennsylvania, US-based conductive polymer maker Plextronics Inc in a $32.6-million deal amid a Chapter 11 filing by the latter.

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Chuck E. Cheese's

US games chain Chuck E. Cheese's board approves $950M leveraged buyout deal

The board of Texas, US-based games and restaurant chain Chuck E. Cheese's approved its acquisition by an affiliate of investor Apollo Global Management in a $950-million leveraged buyout deal.

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Samir Brikho

Amec to purchase Foster Wheeler in $3.2B deal

UK oil engineering company Amec Plc has agreed to buy Foster Wheeler for $3.2 billion, paving the way for Amec to expand operations overseas, Bloomberg reported.

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Cineworld Group PLC

Cineworld to takeover Poland's Cinema City for over £500M

UK's Cineworld Group will acquire Polish movie theater chain Cinema City International for a little over £500 million, becoming the new cinema mogul in Europe. If the deal pushes through, Cineworld will have 201 cinemas with 1,852 screens.

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Dish Network Corp.

Dish Network aborts $2.2B LightSquared takeover bid

Pay-TV network operator Dish Network Corp. is aborting its bid for bankrupt telecom firm LightSquared Inc. Dish Network initially offered to buy LightSquared and its wireless spectrum for $2.2 billion.

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Elliott Management Corp.

Activist hedge fund Elliott bids to buy Riverbed Technology for $3.08B

Elliott Management Corp., a hedge fund run by activist investor Paul Singer, has made an offer to acquire network equipment maker Riverbed Technology Inc. for $3.08 billion. Riverbed was reportedly working with Goldman Sachs Group Inc. in November on a potential sale.

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Sandvik

Sweden's Sandvik agrees to purchase Texas-based Varel International Energy Services

Sandvik, a high-technology engineering firm based in Sweden, has agreed to buy Texas-based Varel International Energy Services for a price tag of about $740 million.

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Forest Laboratories Inc.

Forest Laboratories nears $3B takeover deal of Aptalis

Forest Laboratories is close to an agreement to buy New Jersey-based specialty pharmaceutical company Aptalis Holdings from private equity firm TPG Capital. Forest will pay $3 billion for Aptalis.

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Convergys Corp.

Convergys to buy rival Stream Global from Ares Management, Providence Equity Partners for $820M

Convergys Corp., a customer management services provider, will buy Stream Global Services from private equity firms Ares Management and Providence Equity Partners for $820 million. Stream provides customer relationship management services in 22 countries in 35 languages.

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Philip Falcone

Philip Falcone's Harbinger asks bankruptcy court to reject Dish's bid for LightSquared

Harbinger Capital Partners, controlled by American investor Philip Falcone, has asked the US Bankruptcy Court in Manhattan to reject Dish Network Corp.'s $2.2 billion takeover bid for bankrupt satellite firm LightSquared Inc.

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Sirius Satellite Radio

Malone's Liberty Media offers to buy out minority stakeholders of Sirius XM

Liberty Media Corp, the majority stakeholder of Sirium XM Holdings Inc, has offered to buy out the minority shareholders of the satellite radio provider, Reuters reported.

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Telefonica

Italian daily says Telefonica planning joint offer for TIM Participacoes- report

Italian newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore said Telefonica is planning a joint offer of TIM Brasil, the local wireless unit of Telecom Italia, Reuters reported.

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