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BCE Agrees to Landmark LBO

Ontario teachers' retirement fund lines up largest Canadian takeover ever

(Newser) - Canada's dominant telecom company will go private in the country's biggest takeover ever, and one of the largest LBOs in the world. A powerful teachers' retirement fund and two American private-equity firms made a deal yesterday for CBE, also known as Bell Canada. The $48.5 billion (C$51.7 billion)... More »

Private Equity Pounces on Nuveen

$5.75B Madison Dearborn offer is highest ever for asset-management firm

(Newser) - Private equity fund Madison Dearborn has made the biggest-ever play for an asset management firm, offering $5.75 billion to buy out Chicago-based Nuveen Investments. The $65-per-share offer—a 20% premium over Nuveen's closing price yesterday—signals the growing demand for cash-rich money-management firms as buyout targets. More »

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