Deals Rumor Mill: Apax Partners, Icahn, Riverstone

Law360, New York (April 24, 2013, 3:53 PM EDT) -- New York private equity firm Apax Partners LLP is closing in on the $651 million purchase of auto parts distributor Rhiag Group Ltd. in what would be the first Italian leveraged buyout in nearly two years, Reuters reported on Wednesday. The deal would lift ownership from Alpha Associes Conseil, a Parisian investment firm that last year was in talks with Bain Capital LLC to unload the unit.

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