Reporter at Reuters covering healthcare, consumer and retail M&A olivia.oran@thomsonreuters.com

Bain Capital, Golden Gate vying for Ann Taylor parent -sources

reuters.com — The negotiations with the buyout firms make Ann, which has a market capitalization of $1.6 billion, the latest retailer to seek a leveraged buyout in response to declining earnings. A deal is highly uncertain, however, because banks are reluctant to provide as much debt as buyout firms want amid economic concerns over these retailers, as well as regulatory constraints.

Exclusive: Private equity firm TowerBrook close to a deal for women's retailer J. Jill - sources

reuters.com — A deal is likely to be valued at more than $400 million and could be announced as early as next week, the people said, cautioning that negotiations have not yet been finalized. The people asked not to be named because the matter is private. San Francisco-based private equity firm Golden Gate Capital acquired J.

Private equity firm TowerBrook close to a deal for women's retailer J. Jill - sources

finance.yahoo.com — San Francisco-based private equity firm Golden Gate Capital acquired J. Jill for around $75 million in 2009 from women's retailer Talbots, which had bought it three years earlier for more than $500 million. Golden Gate later sold a majority stake in the business to Bahrain-based Arcapita Bank.

Exclusive: Rovi seeks financial adviser amid activist pressure - sources

reuters.com — Hedge fund Engaged Capital has held ongoing discussions with Rovi, which has a market capitalization of $2.2 billion, over its capital allocation and ways to boost its share price, such as getting more money out of its patents, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Rovi seeks financial adviser amid activist pressure -sources

uk.reuters.com — (Reuters) - Rovi Corp (ROVI.O), a provider of digital entertainment guides, is seeking to hire a financial adviser to review its options following shareholder pressure and approaches from several private equity firms, sources close to the matter said.

Boston Scientific near deal to buy Endo's device unit: sources

reuters.com — The companies are aiming to finalize an agreement within a matter of weeks, the people said this week, cautioning that discussions are continuing and could still fall apart. A representative for Boston Scientific declined to comment. A representative for Endo could not be reached for comment.

Exclusive: TPG's Par Pharmaceutical taps banks for IPO - sources

reuters.com — The Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey-based company, owned by private equity firm TPG Capital, could raise around $500 million in a public float, one of the people said. Par has tapped banks including JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N) and Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS.N) to lead the proposed offering, the people said on Monday, asking not to be named because the matter is private.

Ann Taylor parent taps JPMorgan to weigh potential sale: sources

ca.reuters.com — By Olivia Oran and Soyoung Kim NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ann Inc ANN.N has hired JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM.N to explore strategic alternatives, including a potential sale of the women's retailer, according to people familiar with the matter.

Exclusive: Drugmaker Endo vying for Salix takeover: source

uk.reuters.com — (Reuters) - Endo International Plc (ENDP.O) has expressed interest multiple times to buy Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd (SLXP.O) but has been rebuffed by the U.S. maker of bowel drugs, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Private equity feels squeeze from junk loan crackdown

reuters.com — This could lead to lower returns for private equity investors, because they are being asked to put more of their own money into deals, potentially reducing their return on equity.
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