Bouygues SA, locked in a monthlong bidding war with Altice SA to acquire Vivendi SA’s French telecommunications unit SFR, sweetened its offer again to bring the cash component to 15 billion euros ($20.6 billion).
The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan has agreed to buy U.K. childcare provider for an undisclosed sum, according to a joint e-mailed statement today. *Investment made by private equity division, Teachers’ Private Capital, TPC: statement *Founded in 1983, Busy Bees operates 213 nurseries: statement *TPC plans to develop new locations and acquire other facilities head of Teachers’ London office Jo Taylor says
Mike Ackland, an investment-banking analyst at Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, left to join Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan’s infrastructure group, according to Vlaad & Co., a Toronto-based financial-services recruiting firm.
SonicWall Inc., which competes with Cisco Systems Inc. in Internet security equipment, agreed to be taken over for $717 million by an investor group led by Thoma Bravo LLC , a buyout firm that invests in software companies.