The German medical group Fresenius (FMEG.DE) and the Permira investment fund PERM.UL have made an offer for the medical nutrition arm of Danone (DANO.PA), The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing sources close to the matter.
VTB Capital, the investment arm of sanctioned Russian lender VTB Bank (VTBR.MM), has made a cash payment to secure a deal to buy most of Italian fashion house Roberto Cavalli before the end of November, two sources familiar with the situation said.
Permira will be buying the regional businesses of private client investment manager Tilney in Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Liverpool from Deutsche Bank, a statement about the funding said.
The French Democratic Confederation of Labour (CFDT) on Thursday said that loss-making French telecom equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent SA will be selling its enterprise telephone systems business.
Private equity firms Blackstone Group, CCMP Capital and Investcorp are the only remaining bidders for a minority stake in Italian fashion house Versace. Versace seeks to exit a 20% stake in the first quarter of next year.
Italy's state backed Fondo Strategico Italiano (FSI) and private equity firm CCMP Capital are leading the race to secure a minority stake in Italian luxury goods group Versace.
Fondo Strategio Italiano, one of the bidders for a 20% stake in Versace, is willing to put in a bid valuing the Italian fashion house at EUR1.1 billion. Versace earlier said that it seeks a valuation of at least EUR1 billion.
German bank Deutsche Bank AG is reportedly negotiating the sale of Tilney Investment Management to British private equity firm Permira. Permira has beaten other rival bidders for Tilney, including Brown Shipley & Co.
The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported on Wednesday including Sinopec, Apache, AMR, US Airways, Deutsche Bank, EDF, Oxford, Andor, Bank Zachodni WBK, Shuanghui, Campofrio, OCZ, Toshiba and CVS Caremark.
Reforms made in the financial services industry through the retail distribution review or RDR implemented in January by a UK regulator has brought private equity to the arms of wealth managers, according to a report from Citywire.
The family business that owned the Dr. Marten brand would be acquired by private equity firm Permira for GBP300 million.
Permira placed a bid for Cermaq.
ProSiebenSat.1 owners, namely KKR and Permira, are seeking to either sell off shares or sell the whole firm to another media outfit.
News and developments in Asia private equity from Reuters News for the week ending August 31.
European private equity firm Permira has raised $750 million by selling around half of its stake in Macau casino operator Galaxy Entertainment Group Ltd.
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