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December 31, 2013
05:45 EDTAPO, BX, KKRPrivate equity's record year: Set to return over $120B to investors, WSJ reports
Private equity firms are set to return a record amount of cash to their investors for 2013, after taking advantage of buoyant markets to sell hundreds of billions of dollars of investments., reports the Wall Street Journal. Investors in private equity funds are expected to receive over $120B for 2013, topping last year's record of $115B, according to estimates by Cambridge Associates LLC.Reference Link
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April 14, 2014
07:20 EDTKKR, BXKKR to sell Ipreo to Blackstone, Goldman Sachs for $975M, Financial Times says
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April 10, 2014
11:23 EDTBXOptions with increasing implied volatility: CYTK BX
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09:16 EDTBXRentech announces $150M investment from Blackstone's GSO Capital
Rentech (RTK) announced that GSO Capital Partners LP, the credit investment arm of Blackstone (BX), will invest $150M in Rentech in the form of $100M of convertible preferred stock and a $50M term loan. The transactions closed on April 9. In connection with this investment, Blackstone/GSO appointed two members to Rentech’s Board of Directors: Douglas Ostrover, a senior managing director of Blackstone and co-founder of GSO Capital Partners, and Patrick Moore, the former chairman and chief executive officer of Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation, a paper-based packaging company with significant wood fibre operations. Rentech also announced a settlement with Concerned Rentech Shareholders, whereby CRS will approve an additional member to join Rentech’s Board of Directors and the board’s newly formed Finance Committee. Proceeds from Blackstone/GSO’s investment will fund identified growth opportunities in Rentech’s wood fibre processing business. Rentech also announced changes to its Board of Directors today: Douglas Ostrover, senior managing director of Blackstone and co-founder of GSO Capital Partners, has joined the board. Mr. Ostrover brings shareholder representation and significant finance experience. He has personally overseen GSO’s deployment of $65 billion of capital. Mr. Ostrover will be the chairman of the board’s Finance Committee. Blackstone/GSO appointed Patrick J. Moore, former chairman and chief executive officer of Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation, to the board.
09:06 EDTBXBlackstone reaches a financial closing for Ventika
Fisterra Energy, a company majority owned by funds managed by Blackstone (BX), and Blackstone Energy Partners, announced it has reached a financial closing for Ventika. Ventika will be located in the northeastern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon and is comprised of two 126 megawatt wind farms with total capacity of 252MW. Once completed the project will alleviate significant demands on Mexico’s existing power infrastructure, helping Mexico reduce pollution and CO2 emissions, and meet its target of achieving 35% renewable generation by 2025. The $650M project is being jointly developed by CEMEX (CX) and Fisterra Energy. This investment funds the installation of 84 Acciona AW-3000 wind turbine generators, each with a hub height of 120 meters and a nominal output of 3MW per turbine. Construction of the project, which is scheduled to be completed in FY16, is expected to generate approximately 1K jobs and more than 2K additional jobs in related industries.
07:49 EDTAPO, BXApollo, EQT, Blackstone mull offers for Gas Natural unit, Bloomberg says
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06:41 EDTKKRGo Daddy hires Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan for IPO, NY Times says
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April 9, 2014
05:48 EDTBXStocks with implied volatility movement; DLLR BX
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April 8, 2014
14:22 EDTBXWeather Channel near deal to return to DirecTV, WSJ says
DirecTV (DTV) is near a deal to return the Weather Channel to its lineup, said The Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the matter, one of whom said DirecTV will agree to a small increase in the fees it pays though less than the bump the Weather Channel was seeking. The Weather Channel is owned as a joint venture between Comcast's (CMCSA) NBCUniversal, Blackstone (BX) and Bain Capital. Reference Link
11:58 EDTBXBlackstone volatility at upper end of 30-month range into Q1
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07:56 EDTKKR, BXKKR latest PE firm to increase focus on fast-growing tech, FT says
KKR (KKR), following in the recent steps of private equity peers Blackstone (BX), CVC Capital Partners and TPG, is bolstering its technology team and is considering a specialist fund to invest in fast-growing tech companies, reported Financial Times. Reference Link
April 4, 2014
17:27 EDTBXBlackstone to acquire Gates Global for $5.4B
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07:56 EDTBXBlackstone's Chae comes back to New York, Bloomberg says
Head of international private equity at Blackstone, Michael Chae, is scheduled return to New York in June after spending more than three years building the firm’s business in Asia, according to Bloomberg, citing contents in an internal memo confirmed by a company spokesman. Reference Link
April 3, 2014
10:00 EDTAPO, KKR, BXOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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07:53 EDTBXSeaWorld attendance falls 13% as Blackstone reduces stake, Bloomberg says
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06:46 EDTBXBlackstone, Carlyle look into bid for Singapore's Goodpack, Reuters says
Blackstone (BX) and Carlyle Group (CG) are considering a bid for Singapore's Goodpack, according to Reuters, citing people familiar with the matter. The sources said both companies had meetings this week with Goodpack, but there is no guarantee a deal with transpire as a result. Reference Link
06:17 EDTKKRKKR initiated with an Outperform at Bernstein
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06:17 EDTBXBlackstone initiated with an Outperform at Bernstein
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06:16 EDTAPOApollo Globalinitiated with an Outperform at Bernstein
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April 2, 2014
07:30 EDTKKREnergy Future plan to nearly wipe out owners KKR to Goldman, Bloomberg says
KKR (KKR), TPG Capital and Goldman Sachs (GS) Capital Partners, the companies that acquired Energy Future Holdings, would nearly be wiped out in a reorganization plan being discussed, according to Bloomberg, citing three people with direct knowledge of the negotiations. Reference Link
06:31 EDTKKRKKR looks for $2B for infrastructure fund, Bloomberg says
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