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Exclusive: Advent pulls bid for Pfizer's Brazil venture - sources

U.S. private equity firm Advent International Corp has withdrawn from a bidding process to acquire Pfizer Inc's Brazilian generic drugs joint venture, leaving rival Bain Capital LP as the only contender for the company, two people with direct knowledge of the matter said on Thursday.

Buyout groups secure funding to pursue Stada bids

Two private equity consortia vying for control of German generic drugmaker Stada have lined up funding to back their rival takeover offers each worth 4.7 billion euros ($5.0 billion) including debt.

Air Methods agrees to be taken private in $2.5 billion deal

U.S. medical helicopter company Air Methods Corp , which has been under pressure from activist investor Voce Capital to sell itself, agreed to be acquired by private equity firm American Securities LLC in a $2.5 billion deal, including debt.

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