Leveraged Buyouts

Sun Biomedical negotiating acquisition of Swiss firm Parvulus Medical

Australia-based diagnostic device firm Sun Biomedical had been negotiating the acquisition of biodegradable heart surgery device Parvulus Medical in an exclusive arrangement that will conclude on January 15.

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Brampton Brick Limited today announced that it has entered into an asset purchase agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Atlas Block, including its state-of-the-art facility located in Hillsdale, Ontario.

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Ex-CEO shows interest in buying Diageo's Whyte & Mackay

A statement by investment firm Vasari said its chairman, Vivian Imerman, has shown interest in acquiring Whyte & Mackay should Diageo chose to divest them in order to comply with competition concerns.

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Industry insider prediction spot-on as Hertz-Dollar Thrifty deal fails

A Bloomberg recounted how the Federal Trade Commission's decision to approve the USD2.3 billion buyout deal by Hertz Global Holdings Inc of Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Inc was a mistake.

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Bumi shareholders to decide on spin-off from Bakrie family

Shareholders will be casting their votes on December 4 on the two-step deal that would see Bakrie family of Indonesia exiting from coal producer Bumi Plc.

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Aussie Treasurer Hockey to approve plans of ADM to increase stake in GrainCorp instead of a takeover

Both Archer-Daniels-Midland Co. and GrainCorp Ltd expressed their disappointment over the ruling of Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey regarding the US corn processor's takeover of one of the largest crop handlers in Australia.

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Italy's Barilla family buys New Zealand dairy farm for USD25 million

Italy-based Barilla family, the founders of the biggest company pasta in the world, have shelled out USD25 million to acquire a South Island dairy farm.

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Chilean drug maker CFR makes BEE pledge in Adcock takeover

Chile-based drug firm CFR Pharmaceuticals promised a 25.1% stake for its black shareholders should the acquisition of local pharmaceutical company Adcock Ingram be approved, in line with South Africa's black economic empowerment (BEE) codes.

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Indian firm Tech Mahindra mulls merger with Mahindra Engineering

Information, communication and technology (ICT) solutions provider Tech Mahindra is holding a board meeting on Friday to consider a merger with engineering firm Mahindra Engineering Services.

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Singapore government acquires stake in Bollywood distributor

Fullerton, an investment fund run by Singaporean sovereign wealth fund Temasek Holdings, has acquired 5 million shares in Bollywood film distributor Eros International at USD11 apiece.

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Philippine central bank approves merger between China Bank unit and rural bank

The central bank of the Philippines approved the merger between China Bank Savings In and rural bank Unity Bank Inc, expanding China Bank's network to 90 branches.

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Canadian firm Pacific Rubiales completes Petrominerales acquisition

Canadian gas and oil producer Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp (PREC) announced that it has closed the acquisition of light oil and pipeline firm Petrominerales Ltd.

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Structured investments by US banks jump to USD69 billion in third quarter - FDIC

New data released by the US Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation reflected the increasing activity in structured products purchases by US banks to offset effects of low interest rates.

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T Rowe, Magnetar, shareholders rejects Dell buyout, seeks higher offer via court

Private equity firms T. Rowe Price Group Inc, Magnetar Capital LLC and over 100 shareholders of Dell Inc invoked their rights for an appraisal of their collective 2.7% interest in the company through the Delaware court system in contest of the USD24.9 billion buyout of Dell.

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Goldpoly New Energy Holdings enters agreement to purchase equity stake in solar farm projects

Chinese photovoltaic solar farm operator GoldPoly New Energy Holdings will be purchasing an 80% equity stake in solar farm projects for HKD 100 million or USD 12.9 million.

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