Vintage Capital Management LLC, the investment firm waging a takeover fight for rent-to-own furniture chain Aaron’s Inc., said it would consider raising its $2.2 billion offer if the company engaged in talks.
Carlyle Group LP agreed to buy Tyco International Ltd.’s fire and security business in South Korea for $1.93 billion, the country’s largest private-equity buyout deal in U.S. dollar value in more than five years.
Riverbed Technology Inc., the network-equipment maker being pushed to sell itself by an activist investor, has received interest from private-equity firms above the $21 a share offer it rejected yesterday, people with knowledge of the situation said.
Fred’s Inc., the regional discount chain that’s exploring a sale, has approached potential buyers including drugstores and private-equity firms as it seeks initial bids in about a month, people with knowledge of the matter said.
Domestic oil and natural gas producers are behind the best annual start in at least a decade for Canadian energy deals as companies such as Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. fill a void left by state-owned firms.