In light of the recent BC Partners-led acquisition of PetSmart.com for   $8.7bn, Preqin provides a round-up of the largest private equity-backed buyout deals globally in the year so far. Although PetSmart, Inc. (NASDAQ:PETM) was the largest public-to-private transaction in 2014 year-to-date, the 3G Capital and Burger King Worldwide Inc (NYSE:BKW) add-on deal with Tim Hortons Inc. (NYSE:THI) (TSE:THI) and the Safeway Inc. (NYSE:SWY) merger with Albertsons were the two largest private equity-backed deals so far this year.

Private Equity-Backed Buyout Deals

Private Equity-Backed Buyout Deals

Private Equity-Backed Buyout Deals