Bain Capital and Permira reportedly are considering buyout bids for Japanese telemarketer Bellsystem24 Inc., which could be worth around $1.5 billion.


confirmed that it is in talks to sell its equity stake in U.K.-based energy research and consulting firm Wood Mackenzie. It did not identify a buyer, although earlier press reports mentioned Charterhouse Capital Partners in a deal that would be worth approximately £550 million ($903.2 million).

Harbinger Capital Partners is considering a sale or refinancing for home appliance company Salton, according to The New York Post. It has retained Lazard to help with a possible sale, which would be designed to garner upwards of $500 million.

Pacific Alliance Group hired Morgan Stanley to help it shop portfolio company Goodbaby Group, a Chinese maker of baby strollers. The deal could be worth around $300 million, with possible bidders including EQT Partners and TPG Capital. Pacific Alliance paid $122.5 million for a 67 percent stake in Goodbaby three years ago.