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Johnson Controls acquires Air Distribution for $1.6B

Purchase of PE-backed air ventilation parts maker continues JCI's shift away from automotive industry and toward its roots as a maker of building products. Continue reading

Private equity and retailers court each other

With consumers flocking back to stores, some companies are looking more like potential targets. Continue reading

Vista Equity fund set to grow to $5B

LPs appear willing to sign on, though co-investing fees are higher than industry average. Continue reading

In M&A, the Big Spend returns

Deals of $1 billion or more increased in the first quarter, but multiples aren't yet out of whack. Continue reading

CVC Capital inks Flint Group sale

The European private equity firm finds a $3 billion exit for the inks and print consumables group in deal with Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking and Koch Equity Development. Continue reading

Thomas H. Lee eyes tactics switch on seventh fund

Private equity firm, which is targeting up to $5 billion, looks to hold investments for a shorter time. Continue reading

Fieldglass buy could inspire other suitors in VMS space

All eyes are on IQNavigator, the second-largest cloud-based vendor management system player, which some feel could attract suitors after SAP's acquisition of the industry leader. Continue reading

Smashburger auction goes stale

Sources blame fast food burger chain's unrealistic price expectation for unsuccessful sale process. Continue reading

Cofco takes majority share of Noble agricultural unit

The $1.5 billion purchase with buyout firm Hopu follows the Chinese grains group's acquisition of Nidera. Continue reading

Metropoulos hopes someone is hip to buy Pabst

A source says the veteran food sector investor has hired Perella Weinberg's Joseph Gatto to shop the beer company. Continue reading

Zoe's Kitchen cooks up price range

The Brentwood Associates portfolio company will sell about 5.8 billion shares at $11 to $13 apiece. Continue reading

Three hedge funds lead revolt against Caesars

Canyon Capital, Oaktree and Appaloosa allege that casino giant's intercompany transactions were fraudulent transfers. Continue reading

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