Pearson Plc agreed to acquire Grupo Multi, an English-language training company in Brazil, for about 440 million pounds ($721 million) as the London-based company accelerates growth in its education business.
Mark Wiseman, the chief executive officer of Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, walked into the high-end New York department store Bergdorf Goodman in the mid-1990s looking for a suit. He left empty-handed.
BC Partners Ltd., Lion Capital LLP and Bain Capital Partners LLC are among private-equity firms considering bids for Stokke AS, a Norwegian maker of children’s furniture, five people with knowledge of the situation said.
BC Partners Ltd., a private-equity firm, is close to an agreement to buy German academic publisher Springer Science & Business Media GmbH from EQT Partners AB just days after talks broke down over price, people with knowledge of the negotiations said.
BC Partners Ltd. hired JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Bank of America Corp. to review options such as a sale of its stake in Turkish retailer Migros Ticaret AS, said two people with knowledge of the matter. The stock jumped.
BC Partners Ltd., a London-based private equity firm, is preparing to sell shares in real estate broker Foxtons Ltd. in August, a month earlier than initially planned, according to two people with knowledge of the matter.