Bain Capital Private Equity Deal Delayed Because Of Dysentery

Skylark

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A first world problem has been caused by a third world problem.

Private equity firm Bain Capital’s planned buyout of Japanese restaurant chain Skylark is currently on hold.

A dysentery outbreak in August shut down 120 of the chains’ operations, Reuters reported citing Basis Point.

Now the $3.7 billion deal to sell the restaurant chain, which operates 3,700 different outlets mainly in Japan, could be delayed for weeks, the report said.

Dystentary takes about a week to recover from, based on eHow’s description of the infection,¬†which can be described as an extreme case of dehydration.

The affected restaurant outlets reopened on September 26.

Nomura Principle Finance, which owns 40.2% shares in Skylark, was trying to close the deal this month.

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