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Deals wrap: Focus on private equity

October 27, 2010

A sign is pictured on Wall St. near the New York Stock Exchange in New York November 25, 2008. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson 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.

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