This week’s deal of the week is the buyout of a publishing company Springer Science+Business Media by BC Partners. Reuters reports that the seller was another private equity group and the price is USD 4.4 billion. It was the largest private-equity acquisition in Germany for seven years, said Reuters.
In another article Reuters reported that it raised USD 2.5 billion to fund the deal, a sign of a change in deal financing trends. The WSJ has an article that discusses the return of cheap debt, offering a a number of recent examples.