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

Exclusive: Advent, Avista near deal for UCB's Kremers Urban - sources

reuters.com — Advent and Avista have prevailed in an auction for Kremers Urban, which attracted interest from other private equity firms as well as specialty drugmaker Akorn Inc (AKRX.O), the people said this week. Advent's and Avista's team is now in the final stages of negotiating the acquisition of Kremers Urban for close to $2 billion, the people said.

UPDATE 1-Humana looks to sell urgent care subsidiary Concentra -sources

reuters.com — By Soyoung Kim, Olivia Oran and Greg Roumeliotis Oct 22 (Reuters) - Health insurer Humana Inc is exploring a sale of its urgent care subsidiary Concentra in a deal that could value it at around $1 billion, according to three people familiar with the matter.

Brazilian steakhouse Fogo de Chão taps banks for IPO: sources

reuters.com — JPMorgan Chase & Co and Jefferies Group LLC have been assigned lead roles in the IPO, which may come next year and value the company, owned by buyout firm Thomas H. Lee Partners LP, at as much as $1 billion, including debt, the people said on Tuesday.

Brazilian steakhouse Fogo de Chão taps banks for IPO -sources

reuters.com — JPMorgan Chase & Co and Jefferies Group LLC have been assigned lead roles in the IPO, which may come next year and value the company, owned by buyout firm Thomas H. Lee Partners LP, at as much as $1 billion, including debt, the people said on Tuesday.

Exclusive: Vitamin Shoppe gets investor push to sell itself - sources

reuters.com — At least one activist fund has held conversations with members of the Vitamin Shoppe board about a potential sale and is considering whether to go public with their push, the people said, asking not to be named because the matter is not public.

Exclusive: Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches chain weighs stake sale - sources

in.reuters.com — NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches chain is considering selling a major stake in the company and has hired boutique investment bank North Point Advisors to advise on a potential deal, according to people familiar with the matter.

Allergan investors owning 35 percent to demand special meeting: sources

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Eduardo Munoz William Ackman, founder and CEO of hedge fund Pershing Square Capital Management, speaks to the audience about Herbalife company in New York, July 22, 2014. Ackman, whose Pershing Square Capital Management is Allergan's largest shareholder with a 9.7 percent stake, has teamed up with Canada's Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc (VRX.TO) to pursue a hostile takeover bid for Allergan.

Allergan investors owning 35 percent to demand special meeting: sources

uk.reuters.com — NEW YORK (Reuters) - Billionaire William Ackman has signed up Allergan (AGN.N) investors who combined own at least 35 percent of the company to call a special shareholder meeting, according to people familiar with the matter, giving the hedge fund manager a victory in his fight to acquire the Botox maker.

Exclusive: Akorn eyes $2 billion UCB unit in potential tax inversion - sources

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Yves Herman The logo of Belgian drug, chemical, and plastics group UCB is seen at the entrance of the company's headquarters in Brussels March 2, 2010. UCB is looking to sell its U.S. specialty generics subsidiary, Kremers Urban Pharmaceuticals Inc, in a deal that could fetch as much as $2 billion, Reuters reported last month.

UPDATE 1-Allergan investors owning 35 pct to demand special meeting -sources

reuters.com — By Soyoung Kim and Olivia Oran NEW YORK, Sept 11 (Reuters) - Billionaire William Ackman has signed up Allergan investors who combined own at least 35 percent of the Botox maker to call a special shareholder meeting, according to people familiar with the matter, giving the hedge fund manager a victory in his fight to acquire Allergan.
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Oct 24, 2014

RT @MattCampbel: So the #EbolaInNYC guy went to Blue Bottle, Meatball Shop, and The Gutter. It's the hipsterpocalypse. When do we get the Girls subplot?

Oct 22, 2014

Advent, Avista near deal for UCB’s generics drug unit Kremers Urban reuters.com/article/2014/1…

Oct 22, 2014

Humana looks to sell urgent care subsidiary Concentra -sources reut.rs/12cM1fE w @soyoungsays and @gregroumeliotis

Oct 20, 2014

Vitamin Shoppe in talks to hire bank amid activist pressure, story with @gregroumeliotis: reut.rs/11Yv0Wv

Oct 20, 2014

Top Allergan holder Paulson urges deal with Shire: sources reut.rs/1wfNGew via @reuters

Oct 14, 2014

The mutual fund that reads like a cheat sheet for activists #activism reut.rs/1EUbBoF by the amazing @jtoonkel

Sep 28, 2014

RT @EdHammondNY: The nice thing abt getting google alerts for your rivals: Congratulations @ozoran !! - nyti.ms/YAZQlA

Sep 26, 2014

@SCHOUTOUT thinking of you! Keep me posted when you get out. Can't wait to see you!

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