Blackstone buys Takeda Pharmaceutical's Japanese consumer healthcare business. Strategic buyers including J&J, Sanofi and AstraZeneca are snatching up pharmaceutical targets as well. Peter Thiel-backed Luminar merges with SPAC to go public
Palladium's Andrea McGuirt is among nine dealmakers named the 2020 Rising Stars of Private Equity. Coty buys stake in Kardashian's beauty business. Amazon buys self-driving startup Zoox. PE news from Carlyle and Kohlberg.
Mergers & Acquisitions named 10 dealmakers the 2019 Rising Stars of Private Equity, including Branford Castle's Austin Collier. AB InBev divests Foster's and other Australian brands. Pepsi buys Pioneer Foods.