Platinum Equity signed a definitive agreement to acquire Solenis from Clayton, Dubilier & Rice and BASF in a transaction that implies an enterprise value for Solenis of $5.25 billion. BofA Securities and Goldman Sachs are leading the debt financing for the acquisition.
Sitel Group, a global provider of customer experience products and solutions, entered into an agreement to acquire Sykes Enterprises, a provider of global customer experience management services. BNP Paribas committed debt financing to Sitel Group to support the transaction.
Frontdoor, a provider of home service plans, closed a transaction to refinance its capital structure, including entry into new credit facilities totaling $890 million with JPMorgan Chase as administrative agent.
BBH Capital Partners added Elena L. Tuttle and Karima Ali-Ahmad as vice presidents and business development officers. Previously, Tuttle was a business development officer with PNC Business Credit, while Ali-Ahmad previously worked for Guggenheim Partners.
Apollo Global Management entered into an agreement to acquire Verizon Media from Verizon for $5 billion. Verizon will retain a 10% stake in the company, which will be known as Yahoo at close of the transaction and continue to be led by Guru Gowrappan as CEO.
Palisade Aviation Holdings Warehouse, Ltd. and Palisade Aviation Holdings Warehouse, LLC, which were jointly established by Griffin Global Asset Management and Bain Capital Credit, closed a $1 billion senior secured warehouse facility with Goldman Sachs as the structuring agent.
Platinum Equity entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Club Car from Ingersoll Rand in a transaction valued at approximately $1.7 billion. BofA Securities will lead the debt financing for Platinum Equity and Club Car in connection with the transaction.
BancorpSouth Bank and Cadence Bancorporation, the parent company of Cadence Bank, entered into a merger agreement under which the companies will combine in an all-stock merger with a total market value of more than $6 billion.
Magnite reached an agreement in principle on pricing and syndication for a seven-year, $360 million senior secured term loan B and a five-year, $52.5 million senior secured revolving credit facility. Goldman Sachs led both facilities.
A subsidiary of Ares Management entered into a definitive agreement with a subsidiary of BrightSphere Investment Group and Landmark Investment Holdings to acquire 100% of Landmark Partners. The transaction is valued at $1.08 billion.