Brazilian private equity (PE) major 3G Capital is mulling over a possible buyout of SAB Miller, maker of Miller, through its AnheuserBusch InBev, maker of Budweiser. Paving way for a major consolidation in the beer industry as the world's largest brewer AnheuserBusch InBev is bidding for SAB Miller, the second largest brewer. If the deal is successful, it'll be one of the top-6 global corporate takeovers in the history.
Italian tyre maker Pirelli (PECI.MI), which is being bought by China National Chemical Corp (ChemChina), does not plan to pay a special dividend to its shareholders as part of the buyout plan, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said.
Italian gaming group GTECH said on Saturday it will hold an extraordinary shareholders' meeting on Nov. 4 to approve steps needed for the completion of its $4.7 billion buyout of U.S. slot machine maker International Game Technology.
Despite the relatively low price Fiat managed to score in its buyout of Chrysler Group LLC, analysts said the ballooning debt of Fiat should be something to worry about.
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.
Australia electronics chain Dick Smith Holdings Ltd's rise on the Australian Stock Exchange had put its enterprise value to five times its value at the time of its buyout at AUD534 million.
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.
In an interview with Bloomberg TV India, billionaire Anil Agarwal expressed his disappointment about the outcome of his INR500 billion or USD8 billion investment in his aluminum business, and even commented that doing business in India is more difficult than elsewhere.
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.
People who were familiar with the auction process told Reuters that KKR & Co LP had dropped out of the race to acquire talent agency IMG Worldwide Inc, while buyout firms have partnered up in the hopes of gaining a strategic advantage in the auction.
Tekni-Plex, one of the largest specialty plastic films makers in North America, was acquired by private equity firm American Securities from two other private equity firms who had majority ownership stakes in Tekni-Plex for the last five years.
Potential investors would be having difficulty acquiring a majority ownership stake in beverage company Yeo Hiap Seng Ltd due to the Ng family, who had a controlling interest in Yeo's via Far East Organization.
An article published on tech news site VentureBeat raises the question on the staying power of social media giants and Silicon Valley darlings like Facebook and Twitter.
Sources who were familiar with the proceedings said the bidding group who planned to buy the aircraft-leasing unit of American International Group Inc would be welcoming Chinese financier Xiao Jianhua and Taiwanese tycoon Richard Tsai as its additional partners.
An analyst on the US stock analysis market website SeekingAlpha.com said smaller, regional banks like First Defiance Financial for example, could be attractive takeovers targets.