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News For AV;APO;HRG From The Last 14 Days
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October 20, 2014
07:33 EDTHRGHarbinger expresses disappointment in Central Garden & Pet's proposal rejection
Harbinger Group (HRG) released a letter to the board of Central Garden & Pet (CENT) expressing disappointment with the CENT board announcement rejecting HRG's proposal to acquire all of CENT for $10.00 in cash per share or alternatively to acquire CENT's Pet Segment for $750M in cash. HRG said it remains committed to pursuing a transaction with CENT and has called upon the members of the CENT Board to fulfill their responsibilities as fiduciaries to all shareholders of CENT by engaging in a constructive dialogue with HRG regarding its proposals, or otherwise to resign from the CENT Board. HRG is also encouraging CENT shareholders to communicate their opinion of these proposals, as well as the way in which these proposals were reviewed and dismissed, to the CENT Board. In the board, Harbinger Group said, "We believe that the Board's process in evaluating and responding to our proposals was deeply flawed and this Board continues to shirk its duty to act as an unbiased steward and fiduciary to all of the Company's shareholders... HRG remains committed to acquiring all of CENT for $10.00 in cash per share or alternatively acquiring CENT's Pet Segment for $750 million in cash. HRG's $10.00 per share offer represented a premium of 27.5% to the trading value of CENT common shares immediately before the offer. As a result of the announcement of HRG's offer, the CENT commons shares traded up to as high as $10.01 per share. However, the lack of action by CENT and its Board has allowed the CENT common shares to decline below the level of its share price before HRG made its offer public. Today, our $10.00 per share offer now represents a premium of 44.5% to the current trading value of CENT common shares."
October 13, 2014
05:32 EDTAPOApollo Credit launches retail sector investment JV
Funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management announce the launch of Alteri Investors, a new joint venture focused on financing opportunities arising across performing, stressed and distressed retail sector situations in Europe. Structured as a partnership between funds managed under Apollo’s credit business and a team led by former GA Europe CEO Gavin George, Alteri will initially focus on the United Kingdom and Germany and expects to invest in retailers through both debt and equity transactions, typically in the GBP 10M-GPB 50M range, with additional capacity for larger transactions. Alteri will also seek to lend to retailers directly, providing flexible asset-based financing, either in a senior or second-lien capacity. In addition to the scale, resources and capital funding that Apollo Credit expects to contribute to Alteri, the Joint Venture will draw upon the experience of Alteri Advisors, which comprises a team of highly experienced professionals, drawn in part from the former GA Europe business under the leadership of Gavin George.
October 10, 2014
08:05 EDTAPO21st Century Fox, Apollo Global agree to form content joint venture
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08:03 EDTAPO21st Century Fox, Apollo Global form content joint venture
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