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.


TPG Capital invests in UK bathroom retailer Victoria Plumb

UK bathroom retailer Victoria Plumb has received a “significant” investment from TPG Capital. No financial terms were disclosed. According to the firm, the capital infusion will be used to accelerate its growth. KPMG advised the Walker family, the founders of Victoria Plumb, on the transaction.


Encana to sell Wyoming-based Jonah field’s natural gas assets to TPG Capital

Encana Oil & Gas, a subsidiary of Encana Corp, has agreed to sell certain natural gas assets in Wyoming’s Jonah field to TPG Capital for about $1.8 billion. Evercore and Davis Graham & Stubbs advised Encana on this transaction while Vinson & Elkins advised TPG. Headquartered in Calgary, Canada, Encana Corp is a North American energy producer of natural gas, oil and natural gas liquids.

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