Australia-based protective clothing manufacturer Ansell Ltd has completed the purchase of US-based firm BarrierSafe Solutions International in a deal valued at $615 million (A$692.29 million).
Private equity companies are buying the debt of the companies they own so they can become creditors and have a second shot at making money on their investments.
The leveraged buyouts in Europe are surging as US distress investors purchase existing bank loans at steep discounts and move to take over the companies by exchanging their debt for equity in "loan-to-own" deals in the wake of the financial crisis.
US-based digital content storage company Seagate announced that it is acquiring UK-based network and storage equipment maker Xyratex in an all-cash transaction valued at $374 million.
Illinois, Chicago-based multimedia corporation Tribune Co has completed its $2.73-billion acquisition of television broadcasting firm Local TV after emerging from a four-year Chapter 11 bankruptcy in December.
Shenzhen Hepalink Pharmaceutical, a Chinese drug maker that trades on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, will be purchasing Wisconsin-based Scientific Protein Laboratories in a deal worth $337.5 million, the Wisconsin State Journal reported.
Cessna aircrafts and Bell helicopters maker Textron Inc said it had approved the purchase of Beechcraft Corp in a deal worth $1.4 billion, Bloomberg reported.
South Korean-based private equity firm Hahn & Co will pay $283 million to buy a 76% stake in Hanjin Shipping Co's bulk carrier business, Bloomberg reported.
Moody's Investors Service says that the announcement on 24 December by Woori Finance Holdings Co., Ltd. (WFH) that NongHyup Financial Group Inc. (NH FG) is the preferred bidder to acquire Woori Investment & Securities Co Ltd
Singapore's sovereign wealth fund GIC was named as British Land's new partner in London's Broadgate office and retail complex on Tuesday, buying out U.S. private equity group Blackstone for around 1.7 billion pounds.
Japan-based SoftBank Corp is in final stages of talks with T-Mobile parent company Deutsche Telekom about acquiring the U.S.-based wireless carrier
Taminco Corp, the world's largest alkylamines and alkylamine derivatives producer, said it had agreed to acquire the formic acid business of Finland-based chemicals firm Kemira.
ARA Asset Management Ltd, an Asian real estate fund management firm, said it had agreed to buy Macquarie Real Estate Korea Ltd, the Korean unit of Macquarie Group Ltd.
Oracle has agreed to purchase Responsys for $1.5 billion but not including debt or a 38% premium on the the company's closing price on Thursday, December 20, The New York Times The Dealbook reported.
Nine West, Anne Klein and Easy Spirit owner Jones Group have accepted the buyout offer from private equity company Sycamore Partners, The Dealbook reported.
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