Deals Rumor Mill: EQT, Billabong, Chrysler

Law360, New York (March 14, 2013, 2:19 PM ET) -- The future of Springer Science+Business Media is crystallizing as its Swedish private equity owner, EQT Partners AB, sketches out plans for either a sale or an initial public offering, Bloomberg reported Thursday. The firm is hoping to bring in up to $5.2 billion, and is currently recruiting bidders willing to pay at least $3.8 billion for the assets. Several unnamed parties have signed nondisclosure agreements and will receive relevant documents soon as they mull making an offer.

Billabong International Ltd. has set a March 28 bid...
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