The purchase of IMS Health Inc. (with a value of $5.09 billion) accounted for a major slice of the two-week period’s total. In fact, this is the largest LBO transaction so far in 2010. Affiliates of
Year-to-date deal volume stands at $8.59 billion. The tally also includes the $550 million an investor group paid for an 82.5 percent stake in Bank of NT Butterfield & Son Ltd. The investor group includes
On the fundraising front,
The activity of this and other shops helped U.S.-based buyout and mezzanine firms reach $6.63 billion in fundraising so far this year.