Topics: Buyouts

Stada Says No to Private Equity – For Now

Stada Says No to Private Equity – For Now

German pharmaceutical company Stada revealed on Thursday that it has rejected two competing private equity offers. However, the company is ready to strike a deal and has given both groups time to sweeten their bids.   Stada’s decision   In the official statement, the company said, “The Executive Board and the Supervisory Board Mutually agree that the indicative bids do [...]

PE Firms Compete to Buy CARE Hospitals in India

PE Firms Compete to Buy CARE Hospitals in India

  Private equity firm Advent International announced it is looking to sell its stake in the Indian hospital chain CARE Hospitals, but it looks another private equity firm could take its place. Big firms are set to battle it out for the healthcare business, with negotiations aiming to find a buyer by the end of the month.   The Possible [...]

Private Equity Firm Cinven to Buy Synlab

Private Equity Firm Cinven to Buy Synlab

  Private equity deals in the healthcare sector keep rolling in, as reports on Thursday suggested private equity firm Cinven is buying the German medical laboratory operator Synlab. The firm is merging the German-based company with its recently acquired French company, Labco.   The Details of the Deal   The European private equity firm is buying the laboratory operator for [...]

CVC and Temasek Strike a Deal to Buy a Generic Drugs Firm

CVC and Temasek Strike a Deal to Buy a Generic Drugs...

  The healthcare sector has witnessed some big deals this year, with pharmaceutical companies receiving special attention from private equity firms. Another big deal was announced on Monday, when European private equity fund CVC and Singaporean sovereign wealth fund Temasek announced the purchase of a controlling stake in Alvogen.   The Transaction Details   Robert Wessman, the former chief executive [...]

Ampersand Capital Partners Buys Protein Technologies

Ampersand Capital Partners Buys Protein Technologies

  A US-based private equity firm, Ampersand Capital Partners, announced on Thursday that it has bought Protein Technologies. The private equity firm didn’t announce the financial details of the deal, but the firm has plenty of expertise in investing on the healthcare sector.   The Acquisition Announcement   Protein Technologies company works in the field of peptide synthesis instrumentation and [...]

Private Equity-Backed USPI in a Big Healthcare Deal in the US

Private Equity-Backed USPI in a Big Healthcare Deal ...

One of the largest hospital chains in the US, Tenet Healthcare Corporation, is joining forces with United Surgical Partners International (USPI), which is owned by the private equity firm Welsh Carson Anderson & Stowe. It is a latest attempt by healthcare companies in the US to adjust to the changing scene since healthcare reforms.   The Details of the Deal [...]

Mega Deal in the US: Private Equity Firms Buy Life Time Fitness

Mega Deal in the US: Private Equity Firms Buy Life ...

The year has started with some big private equity deals and another mega deal was announced in the US on Monday. Private equity firms TPG and Leonard Green & Partners L.P. announced they have bought the US gym operator Life Time Fitness. The deal is thought to value the company at $4 billion.   Competition Over the Gym Operator The [...]

US Private Equity Firm TPG Leading the Way for India’s Healthcare Market?

US Private Equity Firm TPG Leading the Way for ...

Reports came in on Monday that Malaysia’s IHH Healthcare Berhad and US-based private equity firm TPG Capital Management are near to concluding talks for buying a controlling stake in India’s Global Hospitals. The deal could be worth $350 million and would mark private equity’s growing appetite for India’s healthcare sector.   Speculation About the Deal Reuters broke the news on [...]

US Based Private Equity Giant Buys Access Group

US Based Private Equity Giant Buys Access Group

The technology industry has started the year by making a lot of deals and the private equity firm TA Associates announced yet another deal in the sector. The US based private equity giant is buying the technology company Access Group in a deal worth close to £225 million.   Strong Technology Company Access Group is an Essex-based technology firm, focused [...]

Rexam Agrees $805million Deal for Healthcare Divisions

Rexam Agrees $805million Deal for Healthcare ...

Numerous sources reported on Monday February 3 that United Kingdom based Rexam, a publicly traded company that has interests in numerous industries, put specialises in production of packaging, has agreed a deal to sell two parts of its healthcare division to London headquartered Europe-wide private equity (PE) firm Montagu Private Equity.   Details of the deal, which have been posted [...]

Billion Dollar Brazil Healthcare Buyout

Billion Dollar Brazil Healthcare Buyout

This week’s deal of the week is a rumored proposed USD 1.2 billion take private of Brazil-based Fleury SA. Several PE groups are bidding for the hospital and medical service providers, which Bloomberg describes as the worst performing stock in its category in recent times. PE bidders include Carlyle Group and KKR. The report says that Gavea Investimentos and Apax [...]

Life Technologies Rumored to Interest Buyout Group

Life Technologies Rumored to Interest Buyout Group

Bloomberg reports that DNA sequencing equipment company Life Technologies has attracted interest from A buyout group comprising Blackstone Group, Carlyle Group, TPG Capital and Temasek Holdings Pte.   At a USD 10 billion price tag, this would make it the deal of the week, and actually one of the biggest take private buyouts in some time.