July 25, 2019 / 12:59 AM / 25 days ago

Cobham to be acquired by Advent International -FT

July 24 (Reuters) - British engineer Cobham Plc is to be acquired by U.S. private equity firm Advent International in a deal that would value it at about 4 billion pounds ($4.99 billion) including debt, the Financial Times reported, citing people close to the situation.

The transaction is to be unveiled on Thursday morning in London and the exact price per share that Advent would pay could not be learned, the FT here said.

Cobham and Advent International were not immediately available for comment on the report.

$1 = 0.8011 pounds Reporting by Rishika Chatterjee in Bengaluru Editing by Leslie Adler

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