M&A

Sep 24, 2012

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board has agreed to pay C$1.1 billion to acquire “a significant majority interest” in the HVAC business of Tomkins Ltd., a British industrials group jointly owned by CPPIB and Onex Corp. www.cppib.ca

Qatar Holding
 is in talks to acquire a 49% stake in AUX, a Columbia-focused gold mining company controlled by Brazilian billionaire Eike Batista, for approximately $2 billion, according to Reuters. Itau Unibanco is advising the seller, while Qatar Holdings is being advised by Credit Suisse.

Seadrill Partners LP, a New York-based offshore drilling rigs group owned by Seadrill Ltd. (NYSE: SDRL), has filed for a $225 million IPO. It plans to trade on the NYSE under ticker symbol SDLP, with Citigroup serving as lead underwriter. www.seadrill.com

Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SPB) is in final talks to acquire the door lock and bath fixtures unit of Stanley Black & Decker Inc. (NYSE: SWK), according to Reuters. The deal could be valued at around $1.5 billion, with Goldman Sachs managing the process. Apollo Global Management also had been considered a finalist, but reportedly has now dropped out of the process.www.stanleyblackanddecker.com

Stone Arch Capital has agreed to sell Mitchell's Oil Field Services Inc., a provider of maintenance, installation and fabrication services in the Bakken shale region, to Wood Group. The deal is valued at up to $182.5 million, including a $135 million up-front payments. www.mitchellsoilfield.com

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