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July 8, 2014
06:26 EDTAPPLion Capital demands repayment of $10M loan from American Apparel, NY Times says
Lioin Capital has demanded immediate repayment of a $10M loan it made to American Apparel after negotiations over new terms failed, reports the New York Times, citing a person with knowledge of the situation. A potential new benefactor, Standard General, is considering making the repayment on the behalf of the company, but it is unclear if American Apparel would pay back the loan some other way. Reference Link
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December 19, 2014
09:28 EDTAPPOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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09:14 EDTAPPIrving Place offers $1.30-$1.40 per share for American Apparel, WSJ says
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December 18, 2014
18:22 EDTAPPOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Red Hat (RHT), up 9.3%... Pier 1 Imports (PIR), up 8%... NQ Mobile (NQ), up 9.3%... Cintas (CTAS), up 6.3%. ALSO HIGHER: Aratana Therapeutics (PETX), up 25.9% after candidate for dog osteoarthritis shows positive results... Ally Financial (ALLY), up 5% after announcing that it will exit the Troubled Asset Relief Program. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Nike (NKE), down 2.7%. ALSO LOWER: American Apparel (APP), down 2.8% after New York Post reports on takeover bid.
15:55 EDTAPPAmerican Apparel jumps 47% after NY Post reports on takeover bid
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15:54 EDTAPPAmerican Apparel gets takeover bid valuing it at $1.30-$1.40/share, NY Post says
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06:04 EDTAPPAmerican Apparel could become takeover candidate, LA Times reports
American Apparel recently terminated former president and CEO Dov Charney for cause, and now rumors are swirling that the apparel company could become a takeover candidate, The LA Times reports, adding that new CEO Paula Schneider could "lift the retailer out of doldrums," or a buyer could make an offer. Schneider says she will soon decide on a strategy to turn around the company. Reference Link
December 17, 2014
09:22 EDTAPPOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
HIGHER: Auspex Pharmaceuticals (ASPX), up 83.1% after Phase 3 trial of SD-809 met primary efficacy endpoint... Volcano (VOLC), up 55.3% after Philips (PHG) announced it will acquire the company for $18.00 per share... Paramount Gold and Silver (PZG), up 35.9% after announcing a merger agreement with Coeur Mining... Cerus (CERS), up 17.8% after FDA approves Intercept Blood System... American Apparel (APP), up 15.5% after terminating Dov Charney for cause... TASER (TASR), up 6.1% after LAPD purchases 860 AXON body-worn video cameras... Idera Pharmaceuticals (IDRA), up 5.9% after being called a top 2015 small cap pick at Piper Jaffray... Kandi Technologies (KNDI), up 7.5% after selling 1,000 electric vehicles to Chengdu City... Stillwater Mining (SWC), up 2.7% after being upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: FedEx (FDX), down 3.5%... Joy Global (JOY), down 1.7%. ALSO LOWER: POZEN (POZN), down 13.1% after receiving a second complete response letter from the FDA for Yosprala... Cliffs Natural (CLF), down 13.1% after price target cut to $1 from $10 at Credit Suisse... Coeur Mining (CDE), down 2.8% following merger agreement with Paramount Gold and Silver.
December 16, 2014
18:19 EDTAPPOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Dave & Buster's (PLAY), up 7.3%... Darden Restaurants (DRI), up 1.6%. ALSO HIGHER: Auspex Pharmaceuticals (ASPX), up 66.5% after Phase 3 trial of SD-809 met primary efficacy endpoint... Cerus (CERS), up 26.6% after FDA approves Intercept Blood System... American Apparel (APP), up 8.6% after terminating Dov Charney for cause. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Heico (HEI), down 1%. ALSO LOWER: Cliffs Natural (CLF), down 10% after price target cut to $1 from $10 at Credit Suisse... Linn Energy (LINE), down 3% after being downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at RW Baird.
16:13 EDTAPPAmerican Apparel terminates Charney for cause, names Schneider as CEO
The board of directors of American Apparel announced that it has appointed Paula Schneider as CEO, effective January 5. This appointment follows the termination of Dov Charney, former President and CEO, for cause in accordance with the terms of his employment agreement. Scott Brubaker, who has been serving as Interim CEO, will continue in the post until Schneider joins the company, after which he will remain as a consultant to ensure an orderly transition. Charney was suspended as president and CEO by the Board on June 18 for alleged misconduct and violations of company policy. Under terms of an agreement signed by Charney on July 9, a special committee of the board oversaw an internal investigation conducted by FTI Consulting into the allegations against Charney. Based on this investigation, the special committee determined that it would not be appropriate for Charney to be reinstated as CEO or an officer or employee of the company. While under suspension as CEO, Charney had been serving as a consultant to the Company. This relationship has now been terminated.
16:12 EDTAPPAmerican Apparel terminates Dov Charney for cause
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