Sherilyn McCoy, chief executive officer of Avon Products  , speaks during a Bloomberg Television interview in New York earlier this year. Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Shares of Avon Products soared after an apparently non-existent firm based on an Indian Ocean island said it had offered to buy the company for almo(...)

  Cirque Du Soleil rehearsal Fanny, a member of the Chinese Poles act of Cirque du Soleil in rewhearsals at the O2   back in 2010.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / Irish Times

Founder Guy Laliberté has agreed to sell control of Cirque du Soleil, the world’s largest theatrical production company, for about $1.5 billion, the G(...)

A Healthscope nurse preps a patient for a blood test at the South Melbourne Clinic. Photograph: Carla Gottgens/Bloomberg

Healthscope and its private equity owners plan to raise 2.57 billion Australian dollars in the country’s biggest initial public offering (IPO) in more(...)

Zimmer, the maker of the eponymous walking frame, has agreed to acquire Biomet for $13.35 billion, combining the two ­providers of medical prod(...)

David Bonderman, Ryanair’s chairman since 2003: he said today TPG hasn’t ruled out the possibility of an IPO for the Texas-based business. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

TPG Capital, a US private-equity firm with about $55 billion in assets under management, would consider an initial public offering, according t(...)

Pinterest, which allows users to create online bulletin boards, has nearly 50 million users globally, according to consultancy comScore

Pinterest raised more than $400 million in venture capital funding last year, placing it ahead of other leading technology firms, according to (...)