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January 6, 2013
16:55 EDTRBS, APOApollo, JC Flowers agree on executive to run RBS branches, Telegraph says
JC Flowers and Apollo (APO) are said to have agreed that David Morgan, the head of JC Flowers’ European and Asian operations, will run the 316 Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) branches if their bid is successful, the Telegraph says. Reference Link
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December 17, 2014
09:40 EDTAPO21st Century Fox, Apollo Global complete joint venture transaction
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06:20 EDTAPOLeighton, certain Apollo funds to form 50:50 services investment partnership
Leighton Holdings announced it had entered a binding agreement with funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC to form a 50:50 investment partnership comprising the merged operations and maintenance services businesses of: Thiess Services which includes: Communications, Energy Solutions, Asset and Infrastructure Services, and Environmental Services; and Leighton Contractors Services which includes: Visionstream and Infrastructure Services. The details of the transaction are: A price which represents an enterprise value for 100% of the assets of A$1.075B, subject to certain adjustments; Approximately A$700M in cash proceeds which will reduce Leighton Holdings’ gearing by around 10 percentage points. The partnership is subject to customary regulatory approvals including Foreign Investment Review Board and New Zealand Overseas Investment Office approval.
December 16, 2014
09:59 EDTAPOOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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06:56 EDTRBSRoyal Bank of Scotland, Lloyds fail stress test, NY Times says
The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and Lloyds (LYG) failed a stress test performed by the Bank of England, according to The New York Times. The central bank found that Royal Bank and Lloyds would not have had enough capital to withstand a severe financial shock at the end of last year, the newspaper stated. However, Lloyds has raised enough capital this year to survive the stress test scenario, the newspaper quoted the Bank of England as saying. Reference Link
06:35 EDTRBSBank of England says seven of eight banks pass stress test
The Bank of England said that all but one of the eight banks passed its stress test. The one bank, Co-operative, needs to submit a revised plan to strengthen its balance sheet. Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), Lloyds (LYG) and Co-operative were found to be the most susceptible to a housing crash and spike in unemployment. RBS and Lloyds passed the stress test, however. Both banks need improved capital positions, but have already put in place plans to do so, the central bank's Prudential Regulation Authority stated. Reference Link
06:18 EDTAPOApollo Global upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup
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06:07 EDTRBSRBS to sell portfolio of Irish real estate loans to Cerberus for GBP 1.1B
The Royal Bank of Scotland Group announced the agreement to sell a portfolio of Irish real estate loans to an entity controlled by Cerberus. At completion, RBS will receive cash consideration of up to GBP 1.1B at current exchange rates. Completion is expected in 1Q15. The sale proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes. The transaction, which represents RWA equivalent of cGBP 1.22B as at September 30, is part of the continued reduction of assets in its RBS Capital Resolution division and is in line with the bank's plan to strengthen its capital position and reduce higher risk exposures. The carrying value of the loans is cGBP 1B, the gross assets are cGBP 4.8B and generated a loss of GBP 0.8B, principally impairment provisions, in the year to December 31, 2013.
December 15, 2014
10:00 EDTAPOOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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08:22 EDTAPOApollo Global initiated with an Underweight at Morgan Stanley
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December 14, 2014
15:23 EDTAPOApollo close to $8B leveraged buyout of PetSmart, Bloomberg says
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December 12, 2014
08:09 EDTAPOBofA/Merrill financial analysts hold an analyst/industry conference call
Banks Analyst Najarian, along with Capital Markets Analyst Carrier, Specialty Finance Analyst Bruce discuss the year ahead in Financials, covering the Banks, Capital Markets, Life and P/C Insurance, REIT, Specialty Finance and Canadian Banks/Life Insurance sectors on an Analyst/Industry conference call to be held on December 16 at 10 am.
December 11, 2014
13:40 EDTRBSEuro zone banks accepted $160B in low interest loans, NY Times says
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December 10, 2014
08:45 EDTRBSRBS to exit bond trading in Japan, WSJ reports
Royal Bank of Scotland Group plans to give up its primary dealership in the Japanese government bond market early next year as part of the bank’s strategy to scale back its fixed-income businesses due to increasing regulatory costs, said The Wall Street Journal, citing a person familiar with the matter. The move will likely result in "sizable" job cuts, the report added. Reference Link
December 8, 2014
11:58 EDTAPOApollo Global to host investor day
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07:56 EDTRBSRBS asks Credit Suisse, others for Coutts bids by Christmas, Reuters says
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