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Tide to the private side

Tide to the private side 2006-10-01 Staff Writer <b>TOP 10 PUBLIC TO PRIVATE US DEALS (by value)</b><br /><table><tr><td><b>Announced</b></td><td><b>Target</b></td><td><b>Acquiror</b></td><td><b>

TOP 10 PUBLIC TO PRIVATE US DEALS (by value)

Announced Target Acquiror Financial Sponsor Value $m Target Nationality Acquiror Nationality
24-Jul-06 HCA Inc Bain Capital Inc; Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co – KKR; Merrill Lynch Global Private Equity Bain Capital Inc; Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co – KKR; Merrill Lynch Private Equity 32,675.0 United States United States
29-May-06 Kinder Morgan Inc GS Capital Partners LP; AIG Global Asset Management Holdings Corp; Carlyle Group Inc; Riverstone Holdings Carlyle Group Inc; Riverstone Holdings; AIG Highstar Capital LP; GS Capital Partners LP 21,558.2 United States United States
27-Jun-06 Univision Communications Inc Madison Dearborn Partners LLC; Providence EquityPartners Inc; Texas Pacific Group; Thomas H LeePartners; Sab l Group Inc Providence Equity Partners Inc; Texas PacificGroup; Thomas H Lee Partners; Saban CapitalGroup Inc; Madison Dearborn Partners LLC 13,632.9 United States United States
28-Mar-05 SunGard Data Systems Inc Investor Group Bain Capital Inc; Goldman Sachs CapitalPartners; Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co – KKR; Providence Equity Partners Inc; SilverLake Partners LP; Texas Pacific Group 11,760.5 United States United States
1-May-06 ARAMARK Corp Goldman Sachs Capital Partners; JP MorganPartners LLC; Thomas H Lee Partners; WarburgPincus & Co (MBO) Goldman Sachs Capital Partners; JP MorganPartners LLC; Thomas H Lee Partners;Warburg Pincus 8,300.3 United States United States
17-Mar-05 Toys R Us Inc Global Toys Acquisition LLC Bain Capital Inc; Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co – KKR 8,176.2 United States United States
29-Aug-05 PanAmSat Holding Corp Intelsat Ltd Carlyle Group Inc; Koh ravis Roberts &Co – KKR; Providence Equity Partners Inc; ApaxPartners LP; Apollo Management LP; PermiraLtd; Madison Dearborn Capital Partners LP 7,012.5 United States Bermuda
30-Jun-06 Michaels Stores Inc Bain Capital Inc; Blackstone Group LP Bain Capital Inc; Blackstone Group LP 5,917.4 United States United States
2-May-05 Neiman Marcus Group Inc Investor Group Texas Pacific Group; Warburg Pincus 5,044.1 United States United States
6-Mar-06 CarrAmerica Realty Corp Blackstone Group LP Blackstone Group LP 4,734.1 United States United States
Source: Dealogic

TOP 10 PUBLIC TO PRIVATE EUROPEAN DEALS (by value)

Announced Target Acquiror Financial Sponsor Value $m Target Nationality Acquiror Nationality
8-Mar-06 VNU NV Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co – KKR Blackstone Group LP; Carlyle Group Inc;Hellman & Friedman LLC; KohlbergKravis Roberts & Co – KKR; Thomas HLee Partners; AlpInvest Partners NV 10,998.0 Netherlands Netherlands
29-Mar-05 ISS A/S PurusCo AS (IBO) Goldman Sachs Capital Partners; EQT Partners AB 5,128.1 Denmark Denmark
3-Apr-06 Gambro AB (80.13%) Investor AB EQT Partners AB 4,880.8 Sweden Sweden
17-Oct-05 Somerfield plc Violet Acquisitions Ltd (MBO) Apax Partners LP; Barclays Private Equity Ltd 2,071.6 United Kingdom United Kingdom
20-Jun-05 Cortefiel SA (Bid No 2) MEP Retail Espana (IBO) CVC Capital Partners Ltd; PAI Partners; Permira Ltd 1,899.4 Spain Spain
5-Jul-06 SIG Holding AG Elopak A/S; CVC Capital Partners Ltd CVC Capital Partners Ltd 1,647.8 Switzerland Norway
22-Sep-05 Fitness First Ltd BC Partners Ltd (IBO) Cinven Ltd; BC Partners Ltd 1,510.5 United Kingdom United Kingdom
22-Mar-05 British Vita plc TPG Spring UK Ltd (IBO) Texas Pacific Group 1,323.3 United Kingdom United Kingdom
7-Jul-05 PHS Group plc Norfolk Acquisition plc (IBO) Charterhouse Capital Partners LLP 1,275.8 United Kingdom United Kingdom
21-Mar-05 HIT Entertainment plc Sunshine Acquisition Ltd (IBO) Apax Partners LP 1,118.3 United Kingdom United Kingdom
Source: Dealogic