Best Buy Co has turned down a $1 billion minority investment proposal by founder Richard Schulze‘s three private equity partners, writes Reuters. Under the proposal, Leonard Green Partners, Cerberus Capital Management and TPG Capital would have each received a seat on the board of the world’s largest electronics retailer, writes Reuters.
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Investcorp has completed the sale of CCC Information Services to Leonard Green & Partners. CCC is a provider of advanced software and workflow tools to the insurance automotive claims and collision repair industries. The sale unlocks over $550 million in proceeds for Investcorp and its investors.
The year is swiftly coming to a close and while fiscal cliff negotiations continue in Congress, we do have some good news. The value of global announced private equity-backed mergers actually increased in December, according to data from Dealogic.
Leonard Green & Partners is to acquire a controlling interest in CCC Information Services from Investcorp. CCC is a provider of advanced software and workflow tools to the insurance automotive claims and collision repair industries. Committed debt financing has been provided by certain affiliates of Goldman Sachs, including its principal mezzanine funds and J.P. Morgan.
Once a firm passes into zombieland can it ever come back? J.W. Childs Associates may have something to say about that. Leonard Green & Partners and Ares Management are buying CHG Healthcare Services, a Salt Lake City-based healthcare staffing firm, that is majority owned by J.W. Childs.
Petco Holdings is paying out another dividend to its shareholders, which include Leonard Green & Partners and TPG. San Diego-based Petco is raising $550 million in secured PIK notes, according to an Oct. 4 report from Standard & Poor’s. Petco plans to use the proceeds, plus roughly $75 million in cash, to pay out a roughly $603 million dividend to shareholders, S&P says.
Clayton, Dubilier & Rice and Leonard Green are buying David’s Bridal in a $1.05 billion deal. But their equity contribution comes to about 32%.
Just a year after buying BJ’s Wholesale, CVC Capital and Leonard Green appear to be getting most of their money back via a dividend.
GE Antares, a Chicago-based unit of GE Capital, provided a $405 million senior credit facility to support Leonard Green & Partners’ acquisition of Tank Holdings, a manufacturer of rotational polyethylene and steel storage tanks and containers. Leonard Green is an L.A.-based private equity firm. PRESS RELEASE: GE Antares, a unit of GE Capital, announced today it [...]