RPC Group (RPC.L), Europe’s biggest plastics packaging maker, said on Friday the deadline for its private equity suitor Apollo Global Management (APO.N) to make a firm offer for the company has been extended to Jan. 23.
German online classifieds company Scout24 AG (G24n.DE) has rejected a 4.7 billion euro ($5.34 billion) takeover offer from private equity firms Hellman & Friedman and Blackstone (BX.N), potentially paving the way for a bidding war, Reuters reported.
Nutella maker Ferrero has been shortlisted to take part in the second round of Campbell Soup Co’s (CPB.N) auction of its international business, a source told Reuters.
U.S.-based private equity firm Carlyle Group (CG.O) and Japan’s biggest investment bank Nomura Holdings Inc (8604.T) are planning a joint takeover bid for beer maker Orion Breweries, the Nikkei reported on Friday.
A fund led by South Korea’s Mirae Asset Daewoo will invest $50 million in Indonesian e-commerce startup Bukalapak, Mirae Asset said on Wednesday.
The investment arm of Australia’s Macquarie Group Ltd (MQG.AX) said on Thursday it has raised $5 billion for its latest fund to invest in infrastructure in North America.
Children’s clothing retailer Gymboree Group Inc filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, the second time in almost two years, and said on Wednesday it will close more than 800 Gymboree and Crazy 8 stores.
U.S. investment firm General Atlantic is buying a minority stake in Germany’s Powercloud GmbH, it said on Wednesday, adding it would support the energy software group in its expansion efforts.
Sears Holdings Corp (SHLDQ.PK) Chairman Eddie Lampert prevailed in a bankruptcy auction for the U.S. department store chain with an improved takeover bid of roughly $5.2 billion, allowing the 126-year-old retailer to keep its doors open, Reuters reported.
Salesforce.com (CRM.N) is in talks to acquire U.S.-Israeli software developer ClickSoftware Technologies for around $1.5 billion, the Calcalist financial news website reported on Wednesday.
Apollo Global Management LLC (APO.N) is nearing a deal to buy U.S. aluminum products maker Arconic Inc (ARNC.N) for more than $10 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.
Logistics company Gefco (IPO-GEFC.PA), which is controlled by Russian Railways (RZhD), has hired several leading investment banks to start the process for its possible stock market flotation, sources told Reuters.
Japan’s SoftBank Corp (9984.T) plans to lead another investment round in Katerra that would value the California-based construction company at more than $4 billion, the Information reported on Monday.
German media group ProSiebenSat.1 Media’s (PSMGn.DE) e-commerce arm NuCom is buying control of Aroundhome, an online broker for home services and products, in a deal valued at 140 million euros ($161 million).
Royal Dutch Shell and Dutch pension fund manager PGGM on Monday said they are investigating a joint offer for Dutch energy company Eneco [ENECO.UL].
Singapore’s CapitaLand (CATL.SI) is forking out S$6 billion ($4.4 billion) to scoop up logistics and industrial assets from state investor Temasek, in a deal the developer said would create Asia’s largest real estate investment manager.
Italy’s Enel and Denmark’s SEAS-NVE are among at least four bidders for the Danish power distributor and residential customer businesses being sold by energy group Orsted that could be worth about 2.5 billion euros (US$2.9 billion), sources told Reuters. A consortium of Allianz and E.ON was out of the running, but E.ON was still interested. Others through to the second round included a joint team of SEAS-NVE and ATP, a consortium of Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System with PKA, and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec. Orsted put the businesses up for sale in June to focus on developing its international renewable energy operations.
Bahrain-based alternative investment manager Investcorp INVB.BH said on Monday it was forming a $1 billion European private equity portfolio with Coller Capital, Reuters reported.