North America

Southwire acquires rival electrical wire, cable maker Coleman for $786M, including debt

Southwire Co., one of the biggest electrical wire and cable makers in the US, has agreed to takeover smaller rival Coleman Cable for $492 million in cash. Southwire will also assume Coleman's debt, bringing the deal size to about $786 million.

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General Motors invests $600M in Flint plant

As part of a $1.3-billion investment in five US plants, General Motors (GM) is pouring in $600 million in its oldest assembly plant in Flint, Michigan, to set up a state-of-the-art paint facility and other upgrades.

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CVC tells investors it plans to sell final stake in North America's Pilot Travel

London-based leveraged buyout firm CVC Capital Partners Ltd told investors it plans to exit its remaining stake in North American travel chain Pilot Travel Centers LLC.

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Illuminate Ventures closes USD20 for debut fund

Women-led venture capital firm Illuminate Ventures closed USD20 million as its first fund to invest in cloud data, big data, analytics, software-as-a-service, and enterprise mobility startups in North America.

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21 Partners buys Synerlab from Ardian

European private equity group 21 Partners agreed to purchase French pharmaceutical manufacturing company Synerlab from premium independent private investment firm Ardian for an undisclosed amount.

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Fans go nuts over Sony's PlayStation 4 launch

Hundreds of PlayStation fans braved the chilly weather in New York to line up and wait for Sony's midnight launch of the long-awaited PlayStation 4 game console.

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Merz Pharma purchases aesthetics specialist Anteis

Merz Pharma group recently bought Geneva-based aesthetics medicine specialist Antes SA for an unconfirmed amount in a transaction that would extend its product reach to North America

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Nestle to exit from bulk of Jenny Craig business to private equity firm

Food giant Nestle announced its intention to sell the bulk of its Jenny Craig business to private equity firm North Castle Partners.

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Icahn to discuss asset sales with Talisman Energy management

After accumulating nearly 6% of total shares in Talisman Energy, Carl Icahn has prepared to provide direction as to sales of assets of the Canadian energy firm.

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Google takes 25% internet traffic in North America

Google has 25% share in the internet traffic coming from North America.

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