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BC Partners Explores Options for $4 Billion Ceramics Firm

  • Private equity firm considers potential sale, IPO of CeramTec
  • BC Partners has received approaches from rival buyout funds
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BC Partners has started exploring options for German technical-ceramics maker CeramTec GmbH after receiving approaches from rival private equity funds, people with knowledge of the matter said.

The buyout firm is in the early stages of studying possibilities, including a sale or initial public offering of CeramTec, the people said, asking not to be identified because the information is private. A deal could value the business at 3.5 billion euros ($4.1 billion) or more, they said.