Springer Science opts for LBO over IPO

The long-anticipated exit for Swedish private equity firm EQT Partners from its Springer Science business will stay in the LBO market. Private equity fund BC Partners has outbid the public equity market with a sweetened offer of €3.3bn.

  • By Stefanie Linhardt
  • 19 Jun 2013
The news indicated a U-turn, since German publishing house Springer last week said that its majority holder EQT and the government of Singapore's investment business "have emphasised from the beginning an IPO as the preferred option, [and] have decided to focus exclusively ...

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