Private Capital

REFILE-Madison Dearborn in the lead to take over Walgreen unit -sources

Dec 19 - Buyout firm Madison Dearborn Partners LLC is in advanced talks to acquire a majority stake in the infusion services business of U.S. drugstore chain operator Walgreen Co for more than $1 billion, according to two people close to the situation.

Madison Dearborn in the lead to take over Walgreen unit -sources

Dec 19 - Buyout firm Madison Dearborn Partners LLC is in advanced talks to acquire a majority stake in the infusion services business of U.S. drugstore chain operator Walgreen Co for more than $1 billion, according to two people close to the situation.

Regulatory News, 19 Dec 2014

Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions

(Adds Citigroup, Family Investments, Family Dollar, IMS Health, Roche, Saint-Gobain, Sartorius)

19 Dec 2014

Cirque du Soleil hires Goldman Sachs to look for partner

Dec 19 - Canadian performance company Cirque du Soleil has hired investment bank Goldman Sachs Group Inc to help in its previously disclosed effort to find a strategic partner, a spokeswoman for the company said on Friday.

19 Dec 2014

Jury faults Credit Suisse in Lake Las Vegas refinancing

Dec 19 - A Texas jury has found Credit Suisse fraudulently enticed investors to back a $540 million loan for the Lake Las Vegas resort, only to have the borrower quickly default.

EU mergers and takeovers (Dec 19)

BRUSSELS, Dec 19 - The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger process:

Regulatory News, 19 Dec 2014

UPDATE 4-Thai Union Frozen to buy U.S. tuna firm Bumble Bee for $1.5 bln

* Bangkok Bank, SCB to provide financing (Adds comment on potential U.S. antitrust issues)

Regulatory News, 19 Dec 2014

BayernLB sues Ecclestone for damages over Formula One sale

MUNICH, Dec 19 - German state-backed lender BayernLB is suing Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone for millions of euros in damages in connection with his involvement in the 2006 sale of its stake in the motor racing business.

M&A, 19 Dec 2014

Confusion reigns in leveraged land

NEW YORK, Dec 19 (IFR) - Bankers specialising in leveraged loans and high-yield bonds say 2015 will start off in a similar fashion to 2014: with the same level of confusion about how to interpret US regulators' leveraged lending guidelines that have been in force for almost two years now.

M&A, Bonds, Regulatory News, 19 Dec 2014

TRLPC-Banks prep 500 mln stg loan for HEG's intergenia buy and refi

LONDON, Dec 19 - Banks have lined up around 500 million pounds ($783.50 million) of leveraged loans to back internet domain and hosting company Host Europe Group's acquisition of German-based peer intergenia and refinance existing debt, banking sources said on Friday.

19 Dec 2014

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