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I've been a business reporter for a while. I've covered Wall Street, venture capital and now private equity. I'm always looking for a scoop or something to talk about. I'm the eternal optimist and am still waiting for the Chicago Cubs to win the World Series. Yes, I believe.
NBC is a market leading franchisor and operator of gourmet bakeries offering specialty Bundt cakes and related merchandise with over 320 locations in the United States and Canada.
KKR said Nov. 25 that it acquired four industrial distribution properties totaling approximately 641,400 square feet. The properties were acquired from three different sellers. Financial terms weren’t announced. The properties are located in Atlanta, Inland Empire, California and Orlando, Florida.
KKR, a leading global investment firm, today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Novaria Group, a leading manufacturer of specialty aerospace hardware, from Rosewood Private Investments and Tailwind Advisors.
Carlyle Group is considering bidding for Dr. Martens, the British bootmaker owned by Permira, Business of Fashion reported. Permira is targeting a 2020 exit of Dr. Martens and is considering an IPO or a sale, the story said. Dr. Martens could be valued at $1.2 billion, press reports said.
Silver Lake is near a deal to buy First Advantage at more than $1.5 billion, Reuters reported. An announcement could come as early as this week, the story said. Symphony Technology Group acquired First Advantage in 2010 for $265 million.
Goya has canned plans to sell itself to the Carlyle Group, the New York Post is reporting. Goya had been in late-stage talks to sell to Carlyle when the two sides came to loggerheads about the founding family’s role, the story said. Goya wanted a deal that would leave them at the helm, but Carlyle didn’t want to invest in the company at a high $3 billion to $4 billion valuation if it couldn’t run it, the NY Post said.
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Bruce Kelleher, head of investment banking at BB&T, has left the IB after more than a decade, three sources said.
Novacap Industries V will invest in the industrial and manufacturing sectors as well as in service and distribution.
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Symphony Technology nears First Advantage exit; KKR to sell LGC for nearly $4 bln; Cortec wraps up Fund VII
The deal marks the 13th acquisition for Branford Castle Partners's 2016 vintage fund.
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