Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Tuesday Quick Notes

Dollar General was bought by private equity firm KKR. Seems to be a lot of private equity action in retail; my knowledge of finance is minimal (or less), so I won't bother to speculate on why, I just note the fact. The price is $6.9bil.

Carrefour's chairman resigned in an apparent rift with the company's leading family. Coincidentally or not, at the same time it was announced that a private equity firm (is there a pattern here?) had also bought a large stake.

Payless Shoesource bought one of their private-label suppliers, "Collective Licensing International, which owns the Airwalk brand of shoes sold exclusively in Payless stores since 2003."

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