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At Stanley Black & Decker, a retooling would boost growth

The company hinted at a spinoff of its security operations, a move that could strengthen its balance sheet to enough to resume buying up rivals. Continue reading

For Vi-Jon, a busted auction won't end the sale process

Berkshire Partners took the maker of Germ-X hand sanitizer off the block earlier this year, but improved finances and a little patience could fetch a better price. Continue reading

Seeding the cloud with cash for 15 years and counting

Catalyst Investors' fund targets SaaS, communications infrastructure and business and consumer services. Continue reading

Affinity Gaming hires Deutsche Bank to advise on strategic review

The casino operator is short on time as a buyout offer from its largest investor, private equity firm Z Capital, is set to expire on May 19. Continue reading

Transport firm Quality Distribution taken private by Apax in $800 million deal

The purchase, which is subject to a go-shop provision and shareholder approval, would give Quality more flexibility to pursue consolidation Continue reading

Buyout firms get SaaS-y with enterprise software providers

The advent of a predictable revenue stream and a sector full of companies in transition have attracted both private equity firms and activist investors -- often to the same target. Continue reading

Royal Adhesives & Sealants finds home with American Securities

The sealant company was sold three months after The Deal reported the company was being shopped by its PE backers. Continue reading

France's Capgemini agrees to pay $4B for Apax-backed Igate

The deal will boost Capgemini's exposure to the fast-growing North American IT services market and provide a handsome payout for Igate's 30% shareholder. Continue reading

Why private equity firms are moving to African beat

A proliferation of funds focused on sub-Saharan Africa counter cliches about disease and violence. The early fixation with commodities has given way to investments in insurance, retail and consumer goods. Continue reading

Holcim, Lafarge shop U.S. assets as Summit Materials signs up to $450M deal

The merger partners still need buyers for three terminals and two grinding operations to ease their $46 billion combination past the FTC. Continue reading

South Africa's Brait lunges for Virgin Active in $1.9B deal

CVC will exit the fitness club chain, while Richard Branson's Virgin Group will retain a 20% stake. Continue reading

GE's $23 billion financial asset sale to Blackstone, Wells Fargo will help it exit Fed oversight

Deals could allow GE Capital to lose 'systemically important' category as early as 2016. Continue reading

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