Blackstone reportedly in talks with Providence, Carlyle about possible joint Informa bid

Blackstone Group is reportedly in talks to join forces with Providence Equity Partners and The Carlyle Group about a possible joint bid for U.K. publisher Informa plc, according to the Daily Telegraph.

The article, citing sources familiar with the matter, said the talks between the parties come as Providence and Carlyle, both involved in an earlier bid for Informa, are working to secure financing for a potential deal.

Informa is a specialty publisher, known for the Lloyd’s List maritime and transport title and other publications.