Apollo Adds French Stores to Grocery Assets
The $529 million acquisition of 32 stores from Casino Group comes less than a week after the private-equity firm bought Smart & Final.
Campbell Soup to Sell Bolthouse Farms for $510M
The sale will complete Campbell's exit from fresh foods, which were supposed to offer faster growth than its soups and other packaged products.
PE Group to Acquire U.K.’s Inmarsat for $3.4B
The satellite operator has been investing in inflight wifi for planes amid increasing competition in its core maritime communications business.
The Link Between Divestitures and Share-Price Malaise
An extensive study counterintuitively reveals that a majority of divestitures are accompanied by lagging stock performance for the divesting firm.
Luring Private Equity to Your Divestment Deal
Private equity bidders can accelerate a deal's time to close and boost the multiple, says EY. But how do you keep them at the table?
KKR Buys Majority Stake in OneStream Software
The company said the deal brings its valuation to $1 billion.
Mindbody to be Sold to Vista Equity for $1.9B
The deal adds Mindbody's business management software products for fitness and yoga studios to Vista's portfolio.
Rent-A-Center Calls Off Sale to Vintage Capital
Private-equity firm Vintage says the merger agreement remains in effect and it will "pursue all available remedies against Rent-A-Center.”
M&A Activity Expected to Rise Again in 2019
Despite trade and tariff tensions, three-quarters of U.S. corporate executives expect to close more and larger deals next year than they did in 2018.
Financial Systems: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
While there is no one-size-fits-all financial system for the PE-backed universe, there is a four-step roadmap that portfolio company CFOs can employ.
PE Firms Team Up to Buy Athenahealth for $5B
After a strategic review, healthcare IT firm Athenahealth agrees to become part of Veritas Capital's Virence Health unit.