M&A and IPOsAugust 28, 2013: 10:32 AM ET
Neiman Marcus is asking potential buyers to submit takeover offers next week, according to the WSJ. The upscale retailer is in registration for an IPO, but its owners – led by TPG Capital and Warburg Pincus – also are running a parallel M&A process.
Waud Capital Partners has sold CarePoint Partners LLC, a Cincinnati–based alternate site infusion therapy and specialty pharmacy company, to BioScrip Inc. (Nasdaq: BIOS). The deal was valued at approximately $220 million. Harris Williams & Co. managed the process. www.carepointpartners.com
Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) has acquired AlgoTrim, a Swedish developer of mobile solutions within the fields of data compression, mobile imaging and video, according to a Swedish news report. No financial terms were disclosed. www.algotrim.com
BlackBerry (Nasdaq: BBRY) is considering a spinoff of its messaging unit, according to the WSJ.www.blackberry.com
Endo Health Solutions (Nasdaq: ENDP) has agreed to acquire Boca Pharmacal, a Coral Springs, Fla.-based generic drugmaker, for $225 million. www.bocapharmacal.com
Optimum Energy, a Seattle-based provider of energy optimization solutions for enterprise facilities, has raised an undisclosed amount of equity funding from Edison Energy, a subsidiary of Edison International (NYSE: EIX). Existing company shareholders include Columbia Pacific Advisors, Navitas Capital and Johnson Controls Inc. www.optimumenergyco.com
Simcere Pharmaceutical Group (NYSE: SCR), a Chinese generic drugmaker, has agreed to be taken private by an investor group led by company founder Jinsheng Ren. The deal is valued at $495 million, or $9.66 per American depository share (20% premium to March 8 price, which is when Ren made his initial offer). The investor group already holds a 78% stake in the company.www.simcere.com
Globant SA, a Luxembourg-based, has filed for an $86.25 million IPO. It plans to trade on the NYSE under ticker symbol GLOB, with JPMorgan, Citigroup and Credit Suisse serving as lead underwriters.
LGI Homes, a builder of entry-level homes in Texas, Arizona, Florida and Georgia, has filed for a $125 million IPO. It plans to trade on the Nasdaq under ticker symbol LGIH, with Deutsche Bank, JMP Securities and J.P. Morgan serving as lead underwriters. www.workforlgihomes.com
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