B&G Foods (BGS) Said to Be in Lead to Buy General Mills' (GIS) Green Giant - Reuters Aug 27, 2015 04:42PM

B&G Foods (NYSE: BGS) is said to be in the lead to acquire General Mills' (NYSE: GIS) Green Giant, according to Reuters sources. Private equity firms Cerberus, Platinum Equity, and Bonduelle have also made offers, the report said. Negotiations are ongoing.


Albertsons Companies Plans to List IPO on NYSE Under Ticker 'ABS' Aug 26, 2015 11:37AM

Albertsons Companies, Inc. (NYSE: ABS), filed an amended registration with the U.S. SEC for an Initial Public Offering of its Common Stock. The proposed maximum offering price is $100 million.

The company plans to list on the NYSE under the symbol, ABS.

Underwriters are Goldman, Sachs & Co., BofA Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, and Lazard.

Financial commentary: "During fiscal 2014, excluding Safeway, our identical store sales grew at 7.2 percent. At Safeway,... (continue reading...)


Belk Inc. (BLKIA) Acquired by Sycamore Partners for $3 Billion Aug 24, 2015 10:53AM

Earlier, Belk, Inc. (OTC: BLKIA) announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement whereby investment funds managed by New York-based private equity firm Sycamore Partners will acquire 100% of Belk in a transaction with an estimated enterprise value at closing of approximately $3.0 billion. Under the terms of the merger agreement, all Belk stockholders will receive $68.00 per share in cash for each share of Belk common stock they own.

Tim Belk, chairman... (continue reading...)


Blackstone (BX) to Take Minority Stake in Stearns Holdings Aug 24, 2015 06:26AM

Stearns Holdings, LLC, parent company of Stearns Lending, LLC, a leading national mortgage lender with wholesale, retail, correspondent, and strategic alliance business channels, announced that funds managed by the private equity group of Blackstone (NYSE: BX), a leading global asset manager, will acquire a majority stake in the company. This partnership with Blackstone will provide Stearns with the necessary resources to accelerate its growth and fuel its efforts to... (continue reading...)


UPDATE: Solera Holdings (SLH) Said to Approach Firms Over Possible Sale Aug 19, 2015 03:11PM (Updated - August 19, 2015 3:11 PM EDT)

Solera Holdings (NYSE: SLH) said to approach firms over possible sale, according to Bloomberg.

UPDATE - Reports have Solera moving to discuss a potential sale with Pamplona Capital and Thoma Bravo. The company is working to gauge buyer interest and determine whether or not a sale is the best option.

Shares of Solera are up 3.5 percent. The stock is down about 5 percent in 2015 through Tuesday's close.


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