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May 2011
Mergers & Acquisitions Report;5/2/2011, Vol. 24 Issue 18, p27
The article presents updates in the mergers and acquisitions market. Reality television actress Bethenny Frankel's has decided to sell Skinnygirl cocktail business to Fortune Brands' Beam Global. Laurence Gottlieb, chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of Fundamental Advisors, will raise 750 million U.S. dollars for the private equity vehicle, Fundamental Partners II, LP, which will target distressed municipal bonds. An customs investigation is being conducted into the 2008 acquisition by Kid Brands Inc. of LaJobi.


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