UPDATE 1-Japan restaurant operator Skylark to raise up to $1.1 bln in Tokyo IPO
Japan's Skylark Co Ltd will list on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Oct. 9 in an initial public offering worth up to $1.1 billion, marking the restaurant operator's return to the market three years after it was taken private by Bain Capital.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
Burger King and the Romney Perversion
The merger of Miami-based Burger King and Tim Horton's of Canada is adding fuel to the raging debate about the so-called " tax inversion ."
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Tax Dodge Used by Bain Shifts U.S. Companies Abroad
There's more than one way for a U.S. company to avoid taxes by claiming a foreign address.
Edcon Plans Brand Growth to Compete in South Africa
Edcon Holdings Ltd. is turning to international brands such as Topshop and Tom Tailor as South Africa 's biggest clothing retailer seeks to restore profit seven years after being bought in a leveraged buyout.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Toms Sells To Bain; Opens New York Store
Toms Shoes, the brand built on "One for One" giving, has gone corporate, inking a new partnership with Bain Capital.
Sun Aug 24, 2014
Tax Dodge Used by Bain Escapes Scrutiny on Inversions
Consider the business founded in 1916 as General Plate Co., a maker of sensors and controls for everything from Fords and Frigidaires to the spaceship that first carried Americans to the moon.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
Bain Capital's Investment in TOMS Shoes Reportedly Worth $625 Million
According to ValueWalk , Bain Capital has reportedly purchased a 50 percent stake in TOMS Shoes Inc., worth approximately $625 million including debt.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
Sensata Acquires Schrader In A $1 Billion Deal
Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. announced Aug. 18 that its wholly owned indirect subsidiary Sensata Technologies B.V. has reached an agreement to acquire the Schrader International group of companies from Madison Dearborn Partners LLC for a total enterprise value of $1.0 billion.
Is Toms selling out to Mitt Romney's old shop?
The UpTake: Bain Capital has agreed to buy a 50 percent stake in Tom's, the philanthropic Los Angeles shoe company founded in 2006.
Bain Capital Eats Rush Limbaugh
Mitt Romney and his partners at Bain Capital are stuffing their pockets once again.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Market Chatter- Corporate finance press digest
* Pfizer Inc isn't giving up on striking an overseas takeover to cut its tax rate and gain a new pipeline of drugs, even as the potential cost of acquiring AstraZeneca Plc rises, Bloomberg reported.
Exclusive: Bain Capital to invest in shoemaker TOMS - sources
Private equity firm Bain Capital LLC has agreed to acquire a 50 percent stake in TOMS Shoes Inc in a deal that values the company, which makes casual footwear known as alpargatas, at about $625 million including debt, according to people familiar with the matter.
Campanelli idles in Norwood after losing Bain Capital's big fish
Big fish: Campanelli's deal with Bain Capital's planned pharmaceutical startup was expected to lock up several significant blocks of R&D and manufacturing space in Norwood.
Silver Lake, Bain vie for photobook maker Shutterfly-sources
Silver Lake Partners LP and Bain Capital LLC are among the buyout firms in the running to acquire Shutterfly Inc, an online photo-sharing services provider with a market value of $2 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
EU mergers and takeovers
Private equity firm Nordic Capital to acquire sole control of German medical devices wholesaler and medical products producer GHD Verwaltung -- Consortium consisting of AA©roports de Paris Management, Bouygues Batiment International, World Bank private sector arm the International Finance Corportation, European equity fund Marguerite Fund and ... (more)
Sensata Technologies Announces The Acquisition Of Schrader International
Schrader is the global leader in tire pressure monitoring sensors . The transaction provides TPMS and additional low pressure sensing capabilities that address large and fast growing sensing markets and adds to Sensata's industry-leading sensing position.
Tue Aug 12, 2014
EU mergers and takeovers
U.S. cable company Liberty Global and Discovery Communications Inc to acquire UK-based All3Media, producer of hit TV shows such as "Skins" -- Tokyo-based trading house Itochu Corp to acquire 49.9 percent stake in Japanese telemarketing firm Bellsystem24 Holdings from U.S. buyout firm Bain Capital -- Private equity firm Nordic Capital to acquire ... (more)
Thu Aug 07, 2014
Blackstone, KKR, TPG to settle deal collusion lawsuit - source
Blackstone Group LP, KKR & Co LP and TPG Capital LP have agreed to settle a U.S. lawsuit accusing them of conspiring not to outbid each other and other buyout firms on takeovers of companies, a person familiar with the matter said.
Mon Aug 04, 2014
Sensata Technologies Completes Acquisition Of DeltaTech Controls
DeltaTech Controls is a global leader in customized electronic operator controls based on magnetic position sensing technology for the construction, agriculture and other industries.
International Market Centers explores IPO
International Market Centers, owner of the Las Vegas Market and three major showrooms in High Point, is exploring an initial public offering with help from both Bain Capital as well as Oaktree Capital.