Vodafone Group Plc increased its takeover offer to investors of Grupo Corporativo Ono SA before the Spanish cable company announces plans for a share sale next week, according to three people familiar with the matter.
Tyson Foods Inc. made a bid to buy Michael Foods Group Inc., the processing and distribution business controlled by Goldman Sachs Group’s private-equity arm, according to two people familiar with the matter.
Vodafone Group Plc has approached Grupo Corporativo ONO SA’s owners about a potential acquisition as the cable company meets this week to discuss an initial public offering or a sale, people familiar with the matter said.
Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc., the owner of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins restaurants, is seeking commitments from lenders today at noon in New York on $1.83 billion of loans to refinance debt, according to a person with knowledge of the deal.
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP were legal counsel to Forest Laboratories Inc., maker of the Alzheimer’s drug Namenda, which agreed to buy Aptalis Pharma for $2.9 billion, adding treatments for gastrointestinal ailments and cystic fibrosis. Aptalis was advised by Ropes & Gray LLP.
Kelso & Co., a money manager that has been investing in private equity since 1980, has scaled back its ambitions with a buyout fund that is expected to be almost half the size of its predecessor, according to two people familiar with the matter.
WellPoint Inc. agreed to sell online contact-lens site 1-800-Contacts to private equity firm Thomas H. Lee Partners LP to focus on building its insurance business with the start of Obamacare’s expanded coverage.