Supervalu Buyout Talk Heats Up

“The company has received a number of indications of interest and is in active dialogue with several parties.” — Mike Siemienas, a Supervalu spokesman

MINNEAPOLIS — The two Albertsons chains — separated since the 2006 breakup of the banner — could be reunited, according to reports last week.

Cerberus Capital Management, which had led the acquisition of 655 Albertsons stores as part of the previous sale of that company, is interested in buying the Albertsons stores now owned by Supervalu, Reuters reported last week.

According to those reports, Cerberus is seeking to raise $4 billion to $5 billion

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