Yankee Candle Co Inc., the large scented candle company headquartered in Deerfield, is being prepared for a sale by its private equity owner, the Reuters news service is reporting Tuesday.
Reuters cited “three people familiar with the matter’’ as the basis of its report.
A Yankee Candle spokeswoman said that the company does not comment on rumors.
Yankee Candle was was acquired by Chicago-based buyout firm Madison Dearborn Partners for $1.6 billion in 2006. The company reported 2012 revenue of $844.2 million.