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Lululemon in talks about possible buyout – WSJ

Lululemon Athletica Inc founder Dennis Wilson’s advisers have been talking to private equity firms to find out if they are interested in buying the yoga gear maker, the Wall Street Journal reported, writes Reuters. Leonard Green & Partners is among the interested parties, according to reports.

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Monroe fires Woo for allegedly taking confidential info; Woo fires back

Monroe Capital LLC is suing Warren Woo, a former managing director, for allegedly stealing information to help launch a rival firm, Breakaway Capital. In response, Woo called the suit a “direct retaliation” for his complaints about management and said the firm knew of his desire to leave for several months

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Fast-food chain Del Taco explores sale: Reuters

U.S. fast-food chain Del Taco, which specializes in Mexican cuisine as well as American favorites like burgers and fries, is in the early stages of exploring a sale that could fetch more than $500 million, Reuters reported.

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Apax sells stake in Advantage Sales & Marketing

Apax is seling its majority ownership stake in Advantage Sales & Marketing to Leonard Green & Partners and CVC Capital Partners. The business is a provider of outsourced sales and marketing services to manufacturers and retailers of consumer goods.

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PE-owned IMS Health raises $1.3 bln for IPO

IMS Health has launched its IPO of 65 million shares after pricing it at $20 per share. The stock began trading Friday on the NYSE under the ticker symbol “IMS.” J.P. Morgan Securities, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley & Co. are the lead underwriters. Headquartered in Danbury, Conn., IMS Health is a global information and technology services firm that focuses on the healthcare sector. It is owned by TPG Capital, CPP Investment Board and Leonard Green & Partners.

Reuters – Best Buy Spurns $1bn Minority Investment

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.

Investcorp Realizes CCC Investment

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.

CCC Backed by Leonard Green & Partners

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.

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J.W. Childs to Make Roughly 5x Their Money with CHG Sale

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.

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