Today’s large dividend news comes from NBTY, which makes vitamins and nutritional supplements. Ronkonkoma, N.Y.-based NBTY said its parent company, Alphabet Holding Co., plans to issue and sell $500 million in notes. NBTY said it expects to use proceeds from the notes, plus cash on hand, to pay a cash dividend to shareholders of about $672 million.
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(Reuters) – Private equity firm Carlyle Group’s $3.8 billion deal for NBTY Inc (NTY.N) is made up of $2.4 billion debt financing and the rest in equity, a source familiar with the situation said on Thursday. Of the debt financing, about $1.5 billion is in bank debt and about $900 million is bonds, or about [...]
The Carlyle Group has agreed to acquire nutritional supplements maker NBTY Inc. (NTY.N) in a $3.8 billion leveraged buyout. NBTY stockholders would receive $55 per share, while debt financing has been committed by BofA Merrill Lynch, Barclays Capital and Credit Suisse.