3M Co. is working with Goldman Sachs Group Inc. to sell components of its electronics business that the industrial- and consumer-products maker has decided are underperforming, people with knowledge of the matter said.
There’s never been a cheaper time for private-equity firms to gamble on Best Buy Co., with founder Richard Schulze’s 20 percent stake up for grabs and the electronics retailer near its lowest-ever valuation.
Staples Inc., the office-supplies retailer that Mitt Romney’s Bain Capital LLC helped take public more than two decades ago, is now offering private-equity buyers a bargain that will be tough to pass up.
Deere & Co., the largest agricultural-equipment maker, posted lower-than-expected sales and reduced its full-year revenue outlook after shipping less machinery while the dollar weakened against other currencies.
Tiffany & Co., which almost tripled its value selling engagement rings since the recession, may be a takeover target after ending an alliance with Swatch Group AG and could hand investors an extra $3.4 billion in a deal.