Bidders Show Interest in Albertson’s

Boise, Idaho, This week, Albertson’s will host three separate investor groups interested in acquiring the Boise, Idaho-based grocery chain.

The first group consists of Thomas H. Lee Partners, Boston; Bain Capital, Boston; and Warburg Pincus, New York City. They are rumored to have financial input from Morgan Stanley and J.P. Morgan, among others.

The second bidder includes Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., New York City; Apollo Management, New York City; and Texas Pacific Group, San Antonio, with assistance from Deutsche Bank, Citigroup and Credit Suisse First Boston.

The final group consists of Cerberus Group, New York City; and Kimco Realty, New Hyde Part, N.Y. They have received financial advice from UBS and Wachovia.

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