Kabel Deutschland (DB: KD8) said yesterday that it has received a preliminary takeover approach from Liberty Global (Nasdaq: LBTY). No additional details were provided. Morgan Stanley and Perella Weinberg Partners both are advising Kabel Deutschland, which also is said to be in talks with Vodafone. A takeover would be expected to be worth somewhere around $10 billion. www.kabeldeutschland.com
ArcLight Capital Partners has agreed to sell RepconStrickland Inc., a La Porte, Texas–based provider of recurring turnaround and specialty services to the North American refinery and petrochemical markets, to EMCOR Group (NYSE: EME). The deal is valued at approximately $455 million in cash. Harris Williams & Co. managed the process. www.repconstrickland.com
Clearlake Capital has agreed to sell Solutionary, an Omaha, Neb.-based provider of security and compliance management solutions, to Nippon Telegraph And Telephone Corp. No financial terms were disclosed. www.solutionary.com
Maj Invest has agreed to sell Kelsen Group, a Danish snack-maker with $180 million in 2012 sales, to Campbell Soup Co. (NYSE: CPB) for an undisclosed amount. www.campbellsoupcompany.com
Yahoo Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) has offered to buy address book app-maker Xobni for between $30 million and $40 million, according to All Things D. Xobni has raised over $40 million in VC funding from firms like Baseline Ventures, Aotmico, First Round Capital, Khosla Ventures, RRE Ventures, Cisco, Relay Ventures. www.xobni.com
GlaxoSmithKline (LSE: GSK) is in talks to sell its thrombosis drug brands and a related French production facility, to South Africa-based Aspen Pharmacare (JSE: APN), according to Reuters. The deal could be valued at around $1 billion. www.gsk.com
Nuance Communications (Nasdaq: NUAN) has acquired Tweddle Connect, a cloud-based application and content service delivery platform for in car connected services and infotainment, fromTweddle Group Inc. No financial terms were disclosed. McColl Partners managed the process.www.tweddle.com
Talisman Energy Inc. (TSX: TLM) has hired RBC to manage a sale process for its shale assets in the Eagle Ford basin in Texas, according to Reuters. The deal could be worth upwards of $2 billion.www.talisman-energy.com
RetailMeNot, an Austin, Texas-based digital coupon marketplace, has filed for a $230 million IPO. It plans to trade on the NYSE under ticker symbol SALE, with Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse serving as lead underwriters. The company reports $26 million of net income on around $145 million of revenue in 2012, compared to $17 million of net income on $80 million in revenue for 2011. Shareholders include Austin Ventures (31.8% pre-IPO stake), Norwest Venture Partners (20.5%), J.P. Morgan (13.7%), Institutional Venture Partners (7%), Adams Street Partners (6.1%) and Google Ventures (5.1%). www.retailmenot.com
World Point Terminals LP, a St. Louis-based provider of storage terminals for light refined products, heavy refined products and crude oil, has filed for a $212 million IPO. It plans to trade on the NYSE under ticker symbol WPT, with BoA Merrill Lynch serving as lead underwriter. www.wpo.ca
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Telefónica is denying a Spanish newspaper report that it received a $93 billion takeover approach fronm AT&T. www.telefonica.com
Elan Corp. (NYSE: ELN) has formally put itself up for sale, after having rejected multiple takeover attempts from Royalty Pharma. www.elan.com
CIE Automotive SA (Madrid: CIEA) has agreed to acquire a majority stake in the auto parts manufacturing unit of India's Mahindra Group for approximately $116 million. www.cieautomotive.com
Nyloncraft Inc., a Mishawaka, Ind.-based provider of plastic molding solutions, has acquired NYX Fort Wayne, a Fort Wayne, Ind.-based MOREDan Primack - Jun 17, 2013 10:51 AM ET
Gannett Co. Inc. (NYSE: GCI) has agreed to acquire television station owner and operator Belo Corp.(NYSE: BLC) for $13.75 per share in cash (28.1% premium to yesterday's closing price). The total deal is valued at around $2.2 billion, including the assumption of $715 million in existing Belo debt.www.belo.com
Sobeys, a Canadian food and grocery retailer, has agreed to acquire Safeway's (NYSE: SWY) Canadian operations for C$5.8 billion in cash. www.safeway.com
Software AG has agreed to acquire Apama, a UK–based MOREDan Primack - Jun 13, 2013 10:00 AM ET
Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) has officially acquired social mapping app-maker Waze for more than $1 billion. Earlier reports had Facebook also interested in acquiring the company. Israel-based Waze had raised over $65 million in VC funding from BlueRun Ventures, Magma Venture Partners, Vertex Venture Capital, Horizon Ventures and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.www.waze.com
Apollo Tyres Ltd., a listed Indian tire-maker, has agreed to acquire Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.(NYSE: CTB) for approximately $2.5 billion, or $35 per MOREDan Primack - Jun 12, 2013 10:11 AM ET
Softbank has increased its takeover offer for Sprint Nextel Corp. (NYSE: S) to $21.6 billion, or around 17% more than its original proposal. Sprint also said that it has ended talks with DISH Network Corp. (Nasdaq: DISH), which it says has not put forth an acceptable formal offer to back up its announced $25.5 billion buyout interest. www.sprint.com
B&G Foods Inc. (NYSE: BGS) has agreed to acquire natural snack-food maker Pirate Brands for approximately $195 million in cash. Sellers include VMG MOREDan Primack - Jun 11, 2013 7:51 AM ET
PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP) is denying an Israeli media report that it is in talks to acquire SodaStream International (Nasdaq: SODA), an Israel-based maker of machines that can use tap water to create carbonated drinks. The report suggested the deal could be worth upwards of $2 billion, or $95 per share. SodaStream shares closed trading yesterday at $69.35 per share. www.sodastream.com
H.I.G. Capital has sold Anvis Group, a German provider of anti-vibration products, to Tokai Rubber Industries (Tokyo: 5191) for MOREDan Primack - Jun 6, 2013 10:32 AM ET
Flexpoint Ford has agreed to sell Financial Pacific Holding Corp., a Federal Way, Wash.–based provider of equipment lease financing to small businesses, to Umpqua Holdings Corp. (Nasdaq: UMPQ). No financial terms were disclosed for the deal, which is expected to close within the next 30 days. www.finpac.com
General Electric, Rockwell Collins and Thales SA are among several parties interested in acquiringArinc Inc., an Annapolis, Md.- based aerospace and defense company that The Carlyle Group is planning to sell for between $1.2 billion MOREDan Primack - Jun 5, 2013 10:00 AM ET
It's not just a combination of property rights and market demand -- environmental factors are the impetus behind the deal.
By Minxin Pei
FORTUNE -- A week after the announcement that Shuanghui International, China's largest pork producer, has struck a deal to purchase Smithfield, the largest U.S. pork producer, for $7.1 billion (including debt), the development is still being digested. Many theories have been advanced to explain the deal -- which MOREJun 4, 2013 10:42 AM ET
Advent International and Bain Capital have canceled plans to sell the U.S. operations of WorldPay, a UK-based electronic payment processor, after failing to secure bids of between $800 million and $1 billion, according to Reuters. The two firms bought a majority stake in WorldPay for around £2 billion in 2010 from RBS (which retained a 19.9% minority stake).
Altus Capital Partners has sold Thermafiber Inc., a Wabash, Ind.–based producer of mineral wool insulation products, to Owens Corning (NYSE: OC). MOREDan Primack - Jun 3, 2013 10:36 AM ET
Goldman Sachs president says investor confidence has weighed on deal-making.
FORTUNE -- Goldman Sachs believes that M&A and IPO volume is artificially low, driven down by soft investor confidence.
In a presentation given yesterday at the Bernstein Strategic Decisions Conference, Goldman Sachs (GS) president Gary Cohn showed that global M&A volume in 2013 only represents around 4% of global market cap, compared to a 20-year average that approaches 7%.
IPO volume came in at MOREDan Primack - May 31, 2013 2:11 PM ET
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