Deals Rumor Mill: Berkshire, Blackstone, BlackBerry

Law360, New York (October 30, 2013, 3:50 PM ET) -- Private equity-backed National Vision Inc. is considering selling itself in a $1 billion deal, Reuters reported Wednesday. The eyeglasses retailer, owned by private equity firm Berkshire Partners LLC, has recruited Barclays PLC to advise it on the prospective deal. It remained unclear whether the seller was scouting out other investment firms as potential buyers or strategic bidders.

Deutsche Bank AG is marketing nearly $480 million in bonds backed by mortgages on single-family rental homes owned by New York private equity giant Blackstone Group LP, sources told...
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