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February 20, 2013
09:02 EDTACAS, CGAmerican Capital sells Paradigm Precision for $127M
American Capital (ACAS) announced that its portfolio company Paradigm Precision was sold to Dynamic Precision Group, a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group (CG), on January 31. American Capital and its affiliated funds have received $129M in debt and equity proceeds, subject to post-closing adjustments, of which $127M was received by American Capital. American Capital's compounded annual rate of return earned on its senior debt, subordinated debt and equity investments since the first quarter of 2007 was 11%, including interest, dividends and fees earned over the life of its investment.
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April 17, 2014
10:35 EDTACASAmerican Capital receives $210M from the sale of SPL Acquisition
American Capital announced that its portfolio company SPL Acquisition Corp., parent company to Scientific Protein Laboratories LLC, was sold to Shenzhen Hepalink Pharmaceutical Co. American Capital and its affiliated funds received $291M in debt and equity proceeds, including escrows and expected tax refunds, and realized a gain of $59M from the transaction, subject to post-closing adjustments. Of the total proceeds, American Capital received $210 million in debt and equity proceeds, including escrows and expected tax refunds, realizing a gain of $33M from the transaction, subject to post-closing adjustments. American Capital also recognized $33M of dividend income over the life of its investment. In addition to the proceeds received at closing, there are contingent earnout payments in the amount of $211M, which may be paid to American Capital and its affiliated funds upon SPL achieving specified milestones. American Capital's compounded annual rate of return earned on its debt and equity securities over the life of its investment was 15%, including interest, realized gains and fees.
07:09 EDTCGCarlyle, Bain eye Standard Chartered Hong Kong unit, Reuters says
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April 15, 2014
08:19 EDTCGJohnson & Johnson sees deal to sell K-Y brand to Reckitt closing mid-year
Sees sees deal to sell K-Y brand to Reckitt Benckiser (RBGPF) closing mid-year. Says offer from Carlyle Group (CG) to acquire Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics expected to close mid-year. Comments from slides that will be presented on the Q1 earnings conference call.
07:49 EDTCGCarlyle co-CEO see more listed PE firms, focus on emerging markets, Reuters says
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April 11, 2014
07:02 EDTCGCarlyle Group names Jeff Holland as head of private client group
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April 9, 2014
10:06 EDTCGOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
AmSurg (AMSG) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Cantor... CBOE Holdings (CBOE) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill... Carlyle Group (CG) upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Oppenheimer... FireEye (FEYE) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Topeka... Fortune Brands (FBHS) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... Gray Television (GTN) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo... Hibbett Sports (HIBB) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray... LinkedIn (LNKD) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Topeka... Mallinckrodt (MNK) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS... NXP Semiconductors (NXPI) upgraded to Strong Buy from Outperform at Raymond James... Nexstar (NXST) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo... Penn National (PENN) upgraded to Overweight from Equalweight at Barclays... Philip Morris (PM) upgraded to Neutral from Reduce at Nomura... SAIC (SAIC) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at Wells Fargo... Sinclair Broadcast (SBGI) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo... Yelp (YELP) upgraded to Buy from Fair Value at CRT Capital... Danaher (DHR) upgraded to Strong Buy from Buy at ISI Group... Quanex (NX) upgraded at BB&T... Omnicell (OMCL) upgraded at Craig-Hallum... Volkswagen (VLKAY) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Bernstein... Magna (MGA) upgraded to Neutral from Sell at Citigroup... Actavis (ACT) upgraded to Positive from Neutral at Susquehanna... E-Trade (ETFC) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at BofA/Merrill... AmerisourceBergen (ABC) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at FBR Capital... CONSOL (CNX) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie.
07:13 EDTCGCarlyle Group upgraded at Oppenheimer
As noted earlier, Oppenheimer upgraded Carlyle Group to Outperform from Perform. The firm has a positive outlook on private equity based asset managers in general, and believes that Carlyle is better positioned than most of its peers to contend with markets that could be choppy this year, given the diversification of its investments. Target $41.
06:41 EDTCGCarlyle Group upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Oppenheimer
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