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Nestlé breaks into US hipster coffee market with Blue Bottle deal

Switzerland’s Nestlé is accelerating its expansion in the US coffee market by taking a majority stake in California-based Blue Bottle that values the …

Coffee

Nordstrom family wants to buy out department store chain

The Nordstrom family is nearing a deal to procure about $1 billion in backing from private equity firm Leonard Green in a step toward buying out its …

eCommerce

Former Tommy Hilfiger owner Apax raises $1bn tech-focused fund

London-headquartered buyout fund Apax Partners is about to close its debut technology-focused fund on $1bn (£77m).<p>The former Tommy Hilfiger owner is …

Venture Capital

Private equity and retail — a match made for striking

Time after time, private equity firms swoop in to rescue faltering retailers. But are they doing more harm than good?

J.Crew

Exclusive: Restaurant chain Chuck E. Cheese prepares IPO - sources

(Reuters) - The parent of Chuck E. Cheese has begun preparations for an initial public offering (IPO) that could value the U.S. restaurant chain at more than $1 billion, including debt, people familiar with the situation said on Tuesday.<p>The IPO would be a bet that Irving, Texas-based Chuck E. …

Restaurants

Metropoulos to Invest in Utz Quality Foods

Private-equity firm is investing more than $146 million in 95-year-old, family-owned snack company<p>The financier that brought back the company behind such treats as Twinkies and Ding Dongs is investing more than $146 million in a 95-year-old, family-owned snack company.<p>Private-equity firm …

Malaysia

Dan Primack is departing Fortune’s ‘Term Sheet’ for a new content startup from the Politico founders

The high-profile columnist has been the go-to blog for VC news and insights.<p>Dan Primack, one of the best-known columnists writing about the ins and outs of the venture business, is leaving his high-profile gig at Fortune magazine to join a new content startup from the co-founders of …

Venture Capital

Roark Capital Buys Majority Stake in Jimmy John’s

Founder Jimmy John Liautaud will remain chairman and is still the single largest individual shareholder<p>Private-equity firm Roark Capital is buying a majority stake in fast-growing sandwich maker Jimmy John’s for an undisclosed price.<p>With a focus on quickly making a select number of sandwiches and …

Finance

Peet’s Coffee & Tea to Buy Stumptown Coffee

Deal could give Peet’s a bigger footprint in the premium coffee market<p>Peet’s Coffee & Tea said Tuesday it reached an agreement to buy Stumptown Coffee Roasters, a deal that could give Peet’s a bigger footprint in the premium coffee market.<p>Stumptown’s majority owner, private-equity firm TSG Consumer …

Coffee

Providence to sell IRONMAN after seven-year hold

Chinese conglomerate <b>Dalian Wanda Group</b> has agreed to acquire endurance race event brand <b>IRONMAN</b> from <b>Providence Equity Partners</b> for an equity value of …

Remembering the grandfather of private equity in an era of 'Barbarians at the Gate'

Jerome Kohlberg was a gentleman in an age of 'Barbarians at the Gate.'<p>The founder of private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co died on Thursday at his home in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.<p>The death of the man who founded private equity giant KKR should serve as an opportunity for …

Finance

Univision hires underwriters for IPO

(Reuters) – U.S. Spanish-language broadcaster <b>Univision Communications Inc</b> has hired <b>Goldman Sachs Group Inc</b>, <b>Morgan Stanley</b> and <b>Deutsche Bank AG</b> to lead …

PE-backed Univision buys TheRoot.com

<b>Univision Communications Inc.</b>, which is expected to go public, has acquired <b>The Root</b>, an African American news site, from Graham Holdings.<p>Financial …

Golden Gate Capital in one-on-one talks to buy Ann Taylor

By: Greg Roumeliotis and Olivia Oran.<p>Private equity firm Golden Gate Capital is in advanced one-on-one negotiations to acquire Ann Inc (ANN.N), in a …

TPG Growth’s Bill McGlashan: We’re No Stranger to Startups

Bill McGlashan would like you to know something. TPG Growth is no newcomer to startups. The 45-person group that McGlashan leads within 22-year-old …

Ares’s Ressler to Buy NBA’s Atlanta Hawks for $730 Million

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Basketball

The Wall Street Journal says private equity is dead — here's why that's just nuts

"Returns from private equity won't match those from the last 30 years."<p>It took until the second-to-last sentence of Andy Kessler's anti-PE ramble in the Wall St. Journal Monday morning for me to find anything with which I agreed, but, then, you know what they say about a broken clock.<p>Private equity …

Finance

Feedback: Addressing the gender gap in private equity, venture capital

We’ve received a lot of feedback to the column “Let’s see some fireworks” about the gender gap in private equity and venture capital. Below is a …

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PE chief Rosen exits Dell’s family office to start own shop

<b>Eric Rosen</b> has left Michael Dell’s family office, <b>MSD Capital</b>, where he headed private equity investments, to launch his own firm, according to …

2015 M&A Mid-Market Report - Merger Market

Foreword<p>North American mid-market companies can look forward to a bright future in a market filled with opportunities. The picture is auspicious: …

Pfizer Flexes Muscle With Priciest Purchase of Decade

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Pfizer

Ex-Golden Gate, Leonard Green execs launch Monogram Capital

Two former executives from <b>Golden Gate Capital</b> and <b>Leonard Green & Partners</b> have founded <b>Monogram Capital Partners</b>.<p>The Los Angeles-based private equity …

Sycamore Partners hires ex-Coach CEO as exec in residence

<b>Sycamore Partners</b> has named Lew Frankfort as executive in residence. Frankfort is the former chairman and CEO of <b>Coach</b>.<p>PRESS RELEASE<p>NEW YORK, Jan. 12, …