Deals wrap: Focus on private equity
Communications cable maker CommScope said it agreed to be bought out by The Carlyle Group in a $3.9 billion deal. It’s the latest sign of a resurgence of acquisitions by private equity firms, which are under pressure to invest billions of dollars of capital raised in the past few years. *View article *View preview of Blackstone and KKR’s results
Green Mountain’s near-monopoly in single-cup brewing, just 4 years after it bought coffee machine maker Keurig, makes it a compelling target for food or consumer products giants seeking entry to a fast-growth part of the U.S. beverages market, writes Mihir Dalal. *View article
Private equity is testing the regulatory waters with a rare bank takeover, reports Bloomberg. *View article
BHP Billiton’s biggest shareholder, BlackRock, called on the mining giant to reward shareholders with a share buyback whether or not its $39 billion bid for Potash Corp succeeds, writes James Regan. *View article *View additional article on the BHP deal.