Bid & Ask: The Deals of the Week
1. TonenGeneral Sekiyu is buying 99 percent of partner ExxonMobil’s Japanese business, ExxonMobil Yugen Kaisha, for $3.9 billion.
2. The world’s No. 1 maker of power-distribution equipment, Zurich-based ABB, will pay $3.9 billion for Thomas & Betts to boost sales of low-voltage gear in North America.
3. Finland’s Outokumpu is buying ThyssenKrupp’s Inoxum stainless steel division in a deal valuing the German unit at about $3.6 billion. ThyssenKrupp will retain a 29.9 percent stake.
4. Eastman Chemical will purchase Solutia, the former chemical unit of Monsanto, for about $3.4 billion to expand in materials for tires and in films used to make windshields and iPads.
5. Andreessen Horowitz, the venture capital firm co-founded by Web pioneer Marc Andreessen, raised $1.5 billion for its third fund. Bloomberg LP is an investor in the firm.
6. Private equity firm TPG Capital will pay about $800 million for GlobeOp Financial Services, adding a company that maintains financial records for hedge funds.
7. Pep Boys—Manny, Moe & Jack, the auto parts retailer founded in 1921, agreed to be taken private by Gores Group for about $791 million.
8. Chinese construction-equipment maker Sany Heavy Industry and private equity firm Citic PE Advisors will jointly acquire German concrete-pump maker Putzmeister Holding for $475 million.
9. Ryan Seacrest will receive as much as $300 million from Thomas H. Lee Partners and Bain Capital to fund media ventures. Brian Dunkleman weeps.
10. The former head of MF Global, Jon Corzine, has put his 2,400-square-foot Hoboken penthouse, with a jacuzzi and views of the Manhattan skyline, on the market for $2.9 million.