KKR has withdrawn its Au$18.2 billion buyout offer for Australian retailer Coles Myer, after the bid was rejected by Coles Myer's board. The KKR consortium had included Bain Capital, Carlyle Group, CVC Capital Partners, TPG and Pacific Equity Partners. It would have been the largest-ever leveraged buyout of an Australian company. www.colesmyer.com
Xencor Inc., a Monrovia, Calif.-based developer of protein and antibody therapeutics, has raised $45 million in Series E funding. MedImmune Ventures led the deal, and was joined by Novo Nordisk, HealthCare Ventures and return backer Zen Investments. The company has now raised around $130 million in total VC funding since its 1997 inception.
Susser Holdings Inc., a Corpus Christie, Texas-based convenience store chain operator and wholesale fuel distributor in
Igglo Oy, a Finland