CVC Capital Partners and Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) are in the advance stage of closing the acquisition process for the takeover of Petco for $4.7 billion.
Formula One's commercial rights holders CVC Capital Partners are under no pressure to sell their controlling stake in the sport and want to keep it, co-chairman Donald Mackenzie told Reuters on Saturday.
Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd, a Canadian property and casualty insurer, said it would buy Brit Plc, a specialty insurer and reinsurer, for about $1.88 billion to gain a significant presence in the Lloyd's of London market.
DBRS Ltd, the privately held credit rating agency that competes with Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC, Moody's Corp and Fitch Ratings Inc, is exploring a sale, according to people familiar with the matter.
UK-based private equity group CVC Capital Partners has exited a 19.4% stake in Denmark-based firm Matas for DKK1.18 billion ($216 million), according to the Danish beauty retailer on Friday.
Sources on Tuesday told the New York Times that William Morris Endeavor Entertainment has won the auction for sports and media talent agency IMG Worldwide. With a $2.3 billion offer, WME beat two other bidders backed by private equity firms.
The proposed sale of ParexGroup, the industrial mortars business of construction company Materis, has stalled after the highest bids only reached €800 million. Materis and its private equity backer Wendel earlier asked for €1 billion for Parex.
Private equity fund CVC is said to be divesting Sunrise, a mobile operator in Switzerland and has already engaged banks to discuss about their roles for a potential listing or sale.
The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported on Wednesday, including Fortum, National Vision, Saipem, CTT, MTS, Southern Pacific, Warrnambool, Verbund, Bakkafrost, Popular and Marathon Oil.
Belgian postal group BPost said on Tuesday that its private equity backers, which still owned a 19.7 percent stake in the group after it was floated in June, would sell their shares in an accelerated bookbuild.
Betfair, a UK-based online gambling firm, said it is setting its sights on Italy and the US after retreating from other markets due to tax rates and unfavorable regulations.
Only three potential buyers from at least five who expressed initial interest were left to bid for the Ortho Clinical Diagnostics business of healthcare firm Johnson & Johnson, according to sources interviewed by Bloomberg.
CVC Capital Partners would be acquiring a 69% ownership stake in Chinese restaurant chain South Beauty Investment Co Ltd for USD300 million, sources said.
Campbell Soup Company announced that it had signed a definitive agreement with CVC Capital Partners for the sale of its European meals business.
Bahrain based Investcorp announced the sale of Skrill to CVC Capital Partners in a deal priced at USD79 million.
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