GoDaddy shares soar in debut as investors buy into revamp

GoDaddy Inc's shares rose as much as 34 percent in their debut on Wednesday following a $460 million initial public offering, as investors spotted a bargain in a company making a shift from Internet domains to small-business services.

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GoDaddy IPO values company at $4.5 billion

Web hosting company GoDaddy Inc has priced its initial public offering at $20 per share, above its previously indicated $17 to $19 per share range, valuing it at around $4.5 billion, including debt, according to underwriting sources.

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Australia's Treasury Wine rejects $3 billion takeover bids, shares dive

Australia's Treasury Wine Estates Ltd (TWE.AX), one of the world's biggest wine companies, rejected takeover offers from private equity firms saying bids that valued it at $3 billion were insufficient and required it take on too much debt.

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Pioneer says to sell DJ equipment business to KKR for $550 million

Japanese car electronics maker Pioneer Corp (6773.T) said on Tuesday that it would sell its disc-jockey equipment business to private equity firm KKR & Co LP (KKR.N) for about 59 billion yen($550 million).

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KKR raises first real estate fund

Private equity company KKR & Co LP said on Tuesday it had raised a $1.5 billion real estate fund, its first dedicated investment pool for the asset class, which is rebounding in the United States amid a modest economic recovery.

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Tyco's USD1.6 billion South Korea unit attracts bids from KKR, Bain - sources

Tyco International Inc's South Korean security systems unit ADT Caps is reportedly attracting bids from private equity firms including KKR & Co LP and Bain Capital.

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Blackstone taps Nielsen CEO Calhoun to help run its companies

Blackstone Group LP said Thursday it had hired David Calhoun, chief executive of television ratings company Nielsen Holdings NV, to work with the bosses of the private equity firm's companies in order to deliver more value.

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H&F presses on with $4 billion Getty Images sale: sources

Private equity firm Hellman & Friedman LLC is pushing ahead with a $4 billion sale of Getty Images Inc.

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