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TIAA-CREF to acquire Nuveen Investments

TIAA-CREF is to acquire Nuveen Investments, a diversified investment management company with approximately $221 billion in assets under management. TIAA-CREF is acquiring Nuveen from an investor group led by Madison Dearborn Partners for an enterprise value of $6.25 billion, inclusive of Nuveen’s outstanding debt.

Reuters – Jarden to Buy Yankee Candle

US consumer products company Jarden Corp has agreed to buy scented candle maker Yankee Candle Company for $1.75 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported, writes Reuters. Jarden is buying the company from private equity firm Madison Dearborn Partners, which acquired Yankee Candle for $1.6 billion in 2006.

Madison Dearborn Partners Completes NFP Acquisition

National Financial Partners Corp, a provider of benefits, insurance and wealth management services, has been acquired by Madison Dearborn Partners. NFP stockholders will receive $25.35 in cash for each share of NFP common stock they own, in a transaction with an equity value of approximately $1.3 billion, which includes the full value of NFP’s convertible debt.

Madison Dearborn to Buy NFP for $1.3 Bln

Madison Dearborn Partners has agreed to buy National Financial Partners in a deal valued at about $1.3 billion. Terms of the deal call for NFP shareholders to receive $25.35 in cash for each share of NFP common stock they own. Deutsche Bank Securities, Morgan Stanley Senior Funding and UBS Securities are providing debt financing. NFP is a benefits, insurance and wealth management business. BofA Merrill Lynch advised NFP’s board while UBS acted as financial advisor to Madison Dearborn.

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