Leveraged Buyouts

Excavation firm Marin to acquire Scotland's AGR Seabed Intervention

Ultra-deepwater excavation specialist Marin confirmed is to acquire Aberdeen, Scotland-based trenching solutions provider AGR Seabed Intervention for an undisclosed amount after a successful alliance between the two firms this year.

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Activist investor Clinton Group eyes takeover of teen apparel retailer Wet Seal

Hedge fund Clinton Group in a regulatory filing on Wednesday said that it is exploring an acquisition of California-based teen apparel retailer Wet Seal. The activist investor seeks to buy out Wet Seal's equity in a privatization deal.

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Al Jazeera looks to acquire majority stake in Turkish pay-TV company

Qatar's Al Jazeera is mulling over a bid for a controlling stake Turkish pay-TV company Digiturk. Digiturk is an Istanbul-based satellite TV provider with an enterprise value of $1.5 billion.

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Dish Network mulls over 2014 bid for T-Mobile

Dish Network Corp., which lost out to Japan's SoftBank in its attempt to buy Sprint Corp., is looking to offer a bid to acquire telecoms company T-Mobile US Inc. Sprint last week said that it is considering to bid for T-Mobile.

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Swedish payments firm Klarna adds Germany's SOFORT for $150M

Sweden-based online payments company Klarna has bought Germany-based firm SOFORT in an acquisition deal valued at $150 million to become one of Europe's biggest independent payments alternative.

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Centerbridge backs out of deal to acquire LightSquared

Private equity firm Centerbridge Partners has abandoned the deal to buy bankrupt LightSquared. Centerbridge, which had offered $3.3 billion for LightSquared, is uncertain over when federal regulators would approve the company's proposed building of a wireless network.

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Australia's CFS inks $460M deal to acquire CBA business

CFS Retail Property Trust Group has entered an agreement to pay $460 million to acquire the integrated retail asset management business of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA).

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Gladstone invests $5.5M to purchase US steel container supplier Behrens

Virginia-based business development company Gladstone Capital Corporation invested $5.5 million in debt and equity to acquire Minnesota-based steel container supplier Behrens Manufacturing LL, with the participation of co-investor Gladstone Investment Corporation.

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Carrefour agrees on €2 billion purchase of malls from Klepierre

French retailer Carrefour agreed to acquire a total of 27 shopping malls in Europe worth €2 billion or $2.75 billion from Klepierre, a Bloomberg report said.

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IAG adds Wesfamers' Australia and NZ underwriting unit

Insurance Australia Group Ltd (IAG) bought the Australian and New Zealand underwriting business of Western Australia's farmers' cooperative Wesfarmers Ltd for $1.845 billion.

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Breitburn acquires Texas oil and gas properties for $282M

US-based oil and gas company BreitBurn Energy Partners LP has announced a definitive agreement to acquire oil and gas properties in Texas' Permian Basin for an estimated $282 million.

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Torrent Pharma acquires Elder's India formulations business for $324 million

Elder Pharmaceuticals Ltd. has put up for sale its Indian formulations business to reduce its debt. Rival Torrent Pharmaceuticals will acquire the asset for $324.1 billion through internal accruals and debt.

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Israel's Frutarom acquires American flavorings company Hagelin for $52.4 million

United States' Hagelin & Co. has been sold to Israeli flavorings and specialty ingredients firm Frutarom Industries for $52.4 million. Frutarom finance the deal through a short-term bank loan.

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Dufry acquires remaining stake in Hellenic Duty Free for €328 million

Switzerland's Dufry is reportedly purchasing the remaining 49% stake in Greek travel retailer Hellenic Duty Free for €328 million. Dufry bought a controlling stake in HDF for €200.5 million last year.

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Men's Wearhouse Inc third quarter earnings increase as sales rise

The earnings of Men's Wearhouse Inc for the fiscal third had beaten analysts' estimates, driven by an increase in sales. The retailer turned the tables on Jos. A. Bank Clothiers with its own buyout offer after rejecting the smaller rival's earlier bid.

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