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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.

Madison Dearborn Invests in Aderant Holdings

Madison Dearborn Partners said Monday it has agreed to invest in Aderant Holdings. The sellers are Vista Equity Partners and company management, which will retain “significant” ownership positions. Financial terms weren’t announced. MDP is buying about half of Vista Equity’s and Aderant management’s stakes, the statement says. Atlanta-based Aderant provides business management software for law and professional services firms. BofA Merrill Lynch provided financial advice to MDP, while BMO Capital Markets and Marks Baughan advised Aderant and Vista.

Platinum Equity Closes Sale of BWAY

Platinum Equity has completed its $1.24 billion buy of BWAY Parent Co. The seller was Madison Dearborn Partners. Goldman, Sachs & Co., Barclays and Deutsche Bank Securities provided financial advice to BWAY. Bookrunners for debt financing were Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank and Goldman Sachs. Atlanta-based BWAY makes paint and aerosol cans as well as steel open and tight-headed pails.

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