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July 2009
Mergers & Acquisitions Report;7/6/2009, Vol. 22 Issue 27, p6
The article looks at some special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) deals in the leverage buyout market. Two higher profile deals included smoothie retailer Jamba Juice which went public through a 265 million U.S. dollars reverse merger and American Apparel which completed a 385 million U.S. dollars deal through its sale to Endeavor Acquisition. It notes the growth the private equity industry's overhang estimated at 400 billion U.S. dollars which, according the Alliance of Merger and Acquisition Advisors and Pitchbook Data, is the highest amount ever.


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