Exits

China Southern supports plan to back Qantas stake - report

State-owned China Southern airline has held detailed discussions last year with a consortium of wealthy investors to provide financial backing for the syndicate's stake in Qantas.

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Norways prepares for divestments as ownership of Statoil is subject for a review

A December 4 interview conducted by Bloomberg with Industry Ministry Monica Maeland revealed Norway's plans to divest some of its holdings in several companies including Statoil ASA.

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Corpbanca's search for buyer spurs bond rally

The rally of Corpbanca's high-grade bonds in the merging markets indicated investors' demand for the Chilean bank to find a buyer soon. Corpbanca is run by Chilean billionaire Alvaro Saieh.

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Livingstone exits IPC to US security firm Universal Protection

Livingstone has sold Illinois-based shopping center security solutions provider IPC International Corp to Universal Protection Service LLC for USD24 million in cash following a bankruptcy auction.

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Lloyds Banking Group agrees on sale of Irish mortgages to Apollo Global Management

Lloyds Banking Group is to divest its Irish home loans to an affiliated company of private equity firm Apollo Global Management in a deal worth GBP 257 million.

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Lukoil in talks with international oil players to sell stake in Venezuelan gas project

Russia's No. 2 oil producer Lukoil is looking to put up for sale its 20% stake in a Russian consortium developing a large oil project in Venezuela. Lukoil is in talks with international players after Rosneft offered a price lower than what Lukoil had asked.

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Matriarch of HK property developer Sun Hung Kai hands out stakes to sons

The widow of Hong Kong property developer Sun Hung Kai founder Kwok Tak-seng, Siu-hing, said in a statement yesterday that she handed out a 6.36% ownership stake in each of her sons' family trusts.

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Australia's ProPrint is acquired by Printer Magazines Group

Australia-based ProPrint magazine has been purchased by Printer Magazines Group for an undisclosed amount after ProPrint's parent firm, Haymarket Media, decided to exit from the Australian market.

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Private equity IPO exits come alive in Europe- report

Private equity firms in Europe have chosen initial public offerings as the way to exit their investments as the markets have become open, according to a report from the Financial News website.

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Vale looking to exit stakes in fertilizer and coal business, steel plant

Vale SA, the world's largest iron-ore producer is considering to sell its holdings in its coal and fertilizer divisions. The Brazilian mining giant is also looking to sell its stake in a steel-slab plant constructed with Germany's ThyssenKrupp AG.

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Swiss food giant Nestle to divest USD1.27 billion Givaudan stake

Switzerland-based food group Nestle SA is divesting its Givaudan SA shares worth USD1.27 billion to institutional investors, according to a statement on the company's website.

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Telecom Italia rebel investor Marco Fossati opposes enforced sale of TIM Brasil

Telecom Italia's activist investor Marco Fossati campaigned against the enforced sale of TIM Brasil. Brazil's competition regulatory body ruled earlier this week that Telecom Italia must divest its stake in the Brazilian mobile carrier.

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Meditor Capital to shutdown, blames European rules against short selling

Talal Shakerchi-backed hedge fund Meditor Capital Management is shutting down its equity fund, citing European rules that require hedge fund firms to disclose their bearish bets against companies.

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Odyssey exploring sale of aircraft parts manufacturer Wencor

New York-based private equity firm Odyssey Investment Partners is reportedly looking to sell its portfolio company Wencor Group. Wencor manufactures aircraft parts and is based in Springville, Utah.

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Thoma Bravo looking to sell software companies Hyland, LANDesk

Private equity firm Thoma Bravo is considering to put up for sale two software companies in its portfolio, Hyland and LANDesk. This week, Thoma Bravo sold Digital Insight to NCR Corp. for USD1.6 billion.

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