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June 13, 2014
12:19 EDTAPO, IGT, CGApollo Global, Carlyle Group also pursuing International Game bids, Reuters says
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August 31, 2015
07:04 EDTCGCarlyle Group agrees to acquire Blyth for $98M
Carlyle Group (CG) and Blyth (BTH) announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Carlyle Group will acquire all of Blyth's outstanding shares of common stock in a transaction valuing Blyth at $98M, equating to $6.00 per share, which represents a premium of approximately 105% over the closing price of Blyth common stock on Friday, August 28 and a premium of 65% over Blyth's 30-day average share price as of such date. The transaction has been unanimously approved by Blyth's board and will be completed by means of a tender offer followed by a merger. Under the terms of the definitive agreement, an affiliate of Carlyle Group will commence a tender offer for all of Blyth's outstanding shares of common stock at $6.00 per share in cash. The tender offer is conditioned on Blyth's stockholders tendering at least a majority of Blyth's outstanding shares in the tender offer, early termination or expiration of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act and other customary closing conditions. The acquisition is expected to close in Q4. The financing for the transaction will come from Carlyle Equity Opportunity Fund, a $1.1B U.S. middle-market buyout fund. Robert B. Goergen, Blyth's chairman of the board, and Robert Goergen, Jr., Blyth's president and CEO, who beneficially own approximately 38% of Blyth's outstanding shares of common stock, have committed to support the tender offer.
07:02 EDTCGCarlyle Group agrees to acquire Blyth for $98M
August 30, 2015
21:43 EDTCGCarlyle Group explores sale of Landmark Aviation for $1.7B, Reuters says
Carlyle Group has been exploring a sale of Landmark Aviation in a deal that could be valued as high as $1.7B, Reuters reported Friday, citing people familiar with the matter. Sources said Carlyle initially considered a public listing, but began considering an outright sale over the last few months. Reference Link
August 28, 2015
07:31 EDTCGCarlyle in takeover talks with Innovation Group, Sky News reports
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06:56 EDTCGCarlyle has little luck with hedge funds, WSJ reports
Carlyle Group has often seen the hazards of running hedge funds, with its Carlyle Capital fund becoming a harbinger for the 2008 financial crisis and its Blue Wave Partners hedge fund ending abruptly a few months later, the New York Times says. As recently as last week, the company announced that its credit-focused hedge fund Claren Road Asset Management faced roughly $2B in investor redemption requests, the report says. Though the company makes money in its core buyout business as well as in other areas, its track record with hedge funds has been murky at best, the report says. Reference Link
August 26, 2015
07:39 EDTAPOPiper Jaffray lowers estimates for asset managers below consensus
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August 25, 2015
06:16 EDTCGKKR, Carlyle bid for Tesco's South Korean unit, Reuters reports
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August 21, 2015
07:36 EDTCGKKR, Affinity teaming up to bid for Tesco's South Korean unit, Reuters reports
KKR (KKR) is teaming up with Affinity Equity Partners to bid for Tesco's (TSCDY) South Korean unit, Reuters reports, citing sources. Another bidder, Carlyle (CG), is teaming up with Singapore's GIC, the sources say. The Tesco unit is valued at about $6B. Reference Link
August 20, 2015
18:59 EDTCGGoogle, Amazon, private equity compete for Indian data center unit, ET says
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August 19, 2015
10:00 EDTIGTOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: Biocept (BIOC) initiated with a Buy at H.C. Wainwright... C.H. Robinson (CHRW) initiated with a Buy at Evercore ISI... Chipotle (CMG) initiated with a Hold at Maxim... Con-way (CNW) initiated with a Buy at Evercore ISI... Dermira (DERM) initiated with an Outperform at Cowen... Expeditors (EXPD) initiated with a Hold at Evercore ISI... Fleetmatics (FLTX) initiated with an In-Line at Imperial Capital... Frontier Communications (FTR) initiated with an Overweight at Stephens... Gevo (GEVO) initiated with a Buy at Rodman & Renshaw... International Game (IGT) initiated with a Sell at Goldman... Knight Transportation (KNX) initiated with a Buy at Evercore ISI... Logitech (LOGI) initiated with a Buy at Rosenblatt... Navistar (NAV) initiated with a Neutral at Macquarie... Panera Bread (PNRA) initiated with a Hold at Maxim... Scientific Games (SGMS) initiated with a Sell at Goldman... Swift Transport (SWFT) initiated with a Hold at Evercore ISI... Tribune Media (TRCO) initiated with an Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... WEX Inc. (WEX) initiated with an Equal Weight at Barclays... Zoe's Kitchen (ZOES) initiated with a Buy at Maxim.
06:22 EDTIGTInternational Game initiated with a Sell at Goldman
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August 18, 2015
19:47 EDTAPOCaesars creditors give ultimatum to Apollo Global, Bloomberg says
Earlier this month, creditors opposed to Caesars Entertainment's (CZR) bankruptcy plan demanded that Apollo Global (APO) -- one of the company's owners -- relinquish control of the bankrupt unit's parent company, reports Bloomberg, citing two people with knowledge of the matter. In exchange, the creditors offered to withdraw several lawsuits related to the bankruptcy, said the sources. Apollo rejected the ultimatum, though sources noted that talks are continuing. Reference Link
10:00 EDTIGTOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) initiated with an Underperform at Wolfe Research... Abiomed (ABMD) initiated with a Buy at CRT Capital... Aeropostale (ARO) initiated with a Peer Perform at Wolfe Research... American Eagle (AEO) initiated with an Outperform, Top Pick at Wolfe Research... American Electric (AEP) initiated with a Buy at Mizuho... Benefitfocus (BNFT) initiated with an Overweight at First Analysis... Blue Buffalo Pet Products (BUFF) initiated with an Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... Capitala Finance (CPTA) initiated with an Equal Weight at Stephens... Chico's (CHS) initiated with a Peer Perform at Wolfe Research... Children's Place (PLCE) initiated with an Outperform at Wolfe Research... Chimerix (CMRX) initiated with an Outperform at FBR Capital... Ciena (CIEN) initiated with a Market Perform at Northland... Crane (CR) initiated with an Outperform at William Blair... Entergy (ETR) initiated with a Neutral at Mizuho... Express (EXPR) initiated with an Outperform, Top Pick at Wolfe Research... Finisar (FNSR) initiated with a Market Perform at Northland... Francesca's (FRAN) initiated with a Peer Perform at Wolfe Research... Gap (GPS) initiated with an Underperform at Wolfe Research... Infinera (INFN) initiated with an Outperform at Northland... International Game (IGT) initiated with a Buy at Union Gaming... Juno Therapeutics (JUNO) initiated with an Outperform at FBR Capital... L Brands (LB) initiated with a Peer Perform at Wolfe Research... Luca Technologies (LUCA) initiated with an Outperform at Northland... Lumentum (LITE) initiated with an Outperform at Northland... M/A-COM (MTSI) reinstated with a Buy at Jefferies... MRV Communications (MRVC) initiated with an Outperform at Northland... Michael Kors (KORS) initiated with a Peer Perform at Wolfe Research... NN, Inc. (NNBR) initiated with a Buy at Stifel... NeoPhotonics (NPTN) initiated with an Outperform at Northland... Oclaro (OCLR) initiated with an Outperform at Northland... Scientific Games (SGMS) initiated with a Buy at Sterne Agee CRT... SolarCity (SCTY) initiated with a Neutral at UBS... Summit Materials (SUM) initiated with a Neutral at Citi... Tech Data (TECD) initiated with an Underperform at BofA/Merrill... Urban Outfitters (URBN) initiated with a Peer Perform at Wolfe Research... Zumiez (ZUMZ) initiated with an Underperform at Wolfe Research... lululemon (LULU) initiated with a Peer Perform at Wolfe Research.
10:00 EDTIGTOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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09:13 EDTIGTInternational Game initiated with a Buy at Union Gaming
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06:53 EDTCGPrivate equity firms dominate bidding for Airbus defense assets, Bloomberg says
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