Deals Rumor Mill: Springer Science, Billabong, Rusal

Law360, New York (April 23, 2013, 1:26 PM EDT) -- A handful of private equity bidders are firming up offers for Springer Science+Business Media, the specialty publisher priced around $5.2 billion, sources told Reuters on Tuesday. The company's current owners, private equity outfit EQT and sovereign wealth fund GIC, are expecting proposals from Carlyle Group LP, Providence Equity Partners, BC Partners, KKR & Co. LP and Hellman & Friedman LLC. But despite the flurry of interest, bids could fall short of the sellers' target — the wannabe buyers are unlikely to attach a price tag of...
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