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Blackstone to acquire Sphera for USD1.4bn

Blackstone to acquire Sphera for USD1.4bn

Private equity funds managed by Blackstone have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Sphera, a provider of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) software, data, and consulting services, from Genstar Capital. The investment, which values the company at approximately USD1.4 billion, would be made through Blackstone’s flagship private equity vehicle.  

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Macquarie Infrastructure Corporation to sell Atlantic Aviation to KKR for USD4.475bn

Macquarie Infrastructure Corporation to sell Atlantic Aviation to KKR for USD4.475bn

Macquarie Infrastructure Corporation and KKR have signed a definitive agreement for MIC to sell its Atlantic Aviation business to KKR for USD4.475 billion in cash and assumed debt and reorganisation obligations. Atlantic Aviation operates one of the largest networks of fixed base operations (FBOs) in the US providing a full suite of critical services to the private aviation sector. 

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Blackstone Funds to acquire QTS Realty Trust for USD10bn

Blackstone Funds to acquire QTS Realty Trust for USD10bn

QTS Realty Trust (QTS) and Blackstone, have entered into a definitive agreement under which Blackstone Infrastructure Partners, Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust, Inc and other long-term perpetual capital vehicles managed by Blackstone will acquire all outstanding shares of common stock of QTS Realty Trust for USD78.00 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately USD10 billion, including the assumption of debt.  

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Graphic Packaging Holding Company to acquire AR Packaging from CVC Funds for USD1.45bn in cash

Graphic Packaging Holding Company to acquire AR Packaging from CVC Funds for USD1.45bn in cash

Graphic Packaging Holding Company, (Graphic Packaging), a vertically-integrated provider of sustainable fibre-based consumer packaging solutions, is to acquire AR Packaging Group AB (AR Packaging), Europe’s second largest producer of fibre-based consumer packaging, from CVC Capital Partners Fund VI for approximately USD1.45 billion in cash, subject to customary adjustments.