Reuters – H&F Goes Ahead with $4 billion Getty Sale

Private equity firm Hellman & Friedman is pushing ahead with a $4 billion sale of Getty Images, a supplier of stock photos, video and other digital content, two people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday, writes Reuters. Hellman bought a majority stake in Getty in 2008 in a $2.4 billion deal. (Reuters) – Private […]

CVC Acquires Majority Ownership of AlixPartners

CVC Capital Partners has acquired majority ownership of global business advisory firm AlixPartners from Hellman & Friedman and Jay Alix. AlixPartners’ 125 managing directors have maintained a considerable stake in the firm, and Jay Alix, who founded the firm in 1981, has maintained a substantial minority stake. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. PRESS […]

Sponsors Generate $500M+ Through Secondary Offerings: CORRECTED

Several LBO shops in recent weeks have taken advantage of a reasonably healthy stock market to sell down stakes in public companies whose share prices have bloomed since going public, Buyouts reports in its June 4 edition. Separate sales on the secondary market by Blum Capital Partners, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, Oaktree Capital Management, Sun Capital Partners […]

Flexpoint Ford to Acquire GeoVera Insurance Group

Flexpoint Ford has agreed to buy GeoVera Insurance Group Holdings. Financial terms weren’t announced. The sellers were Friedman Fleischer & Lowe and Hellman & Friedman. GeoVera provides specialty residential property insurance. Aon Benfield Securities and SFRi provided financial advice to GeoVera. PRESS RELEASE GeoVera Insurance Group Holdings, Ltd. (“GeoVera”), a leading provider of specialty residential property […]

AlixPartners Up for Sale

PE sponsor Hellman & Friedman is heading for the exits… and restructuring firm AlixPartners is going along for the ride, sources tell Reuters.

Slideshow: In Good Health

Healthcare buyouts accounted for 65% of the value of the top ten global private equity deals in 2011, according to a report by Bain & company. This top ten takes a look at who paid the highest price and for what deals.

Nielsen’s PE Backers Look to Sell Down Holdings

TV ratings firm Nielsen Holdings has launched a follow-on offering that will allow its private-equity backers to sell as much as $760 million worth of shares, according to Reuters‘ publication IFR. The offering will allow private equity backers Blackstone, Carlyle, KKR, Thomas H. Lee, Hellman & Friedman, AlpInvest Partners and Centerview Capital to sell down […]

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