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February 12, 2014
06:20 EDTASH, DHR, BXAshland receives bids for specialty chemicals company, Bloomberg reports
Ashland (ASH) has received three bids for its water-chemicals unit, reports Bloomberg. One was a joint proposal from Blackstone Group (BX) and Danaher Corp. (DHR) valued at about $2B, sources say. Clayton Dubilier & Rice and Rhone Group also made offers of less than $2B, sources added. Reference Link
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July 2, 2015
10:02 EDTASHAshland to acquire AkzoNobel Zeta Fraction biofunctional technology
Ashland Specialty Ingredients, a commercial unit of Ashland (ASH), announced it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase the Zeta Fraction technology from AkzoNobel (AKZOY). The acquisition broadens Ashland's value-added portfolio in the personal care, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, and agriculture markets, the company said. The transaction is expected to be completed during the current fiscal quarter. Financial terms were not disclosed.
July 1, 2015
12:19 EDTBXBlackstone, JPMorgan among giants interested in Worldpay, Sky News says
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June 30, 2015
16:05 EDTBXBlackstone completes acquisition of Tiptree Financial subsidiary
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13:59 EDTBXBlackstone intends to inject $84M into Jack Wolfskin, Bloomberg reports
Blackstone plans to inject $84M into Jack Wolfskin to alter the terms on its senior loans, Bloomberg reports, citing two people familiar with the matter. Reference Link
08:58 EDTBXWendel to acquire AlliedBarton Security Services for roughly $1.67B
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05:37 EDTBXBlackstone to sell AlliedBarton to Wendel SE for $1.67B
Blackstone announced that private equity funds it manages have agreed to sell AlliedBarton to Wendel SE for approximately $1.67B. The transaction is expected to close later this year, and is subject to customary regulatory approvals.
05:37 EDTBXBlackstone to sell AlliedBarton to Wendel SE for $1.67B
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June 29, 2015
06:07 EDTBXBMW, Macquarie expected to bid for ANZ Banking unit, Reuters reports
According to a source familiar of the situation, BMW and Macquarie Group are among the companies expected to make a bid for Australia and New Zealand Banking Group's car and equipment loan book, Reuters reports. Additionally, buyout firms Carlyle (CG), Blackstone (BX) and TPG have requested information memorandums for the sale. The unit could fetch more than the $6.35B book value of the loans, the source says. Reference Link
June 26, 2015
16:00 EDTDHROptions Update; June 26, 2015
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12:32 EDTDHRDanaher July options active
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10:04 EDTDHR:High option volume stocks
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June 25, 2015
16:50 EDTDHRDanaher amends, extends split-off exchange offer with NetScout
Danaher (DHR) announced that it has amended and extended by one business day its offer to exchange all outstanding common units of Potomac Holding LLC, a Danaher subsidiary formed to hold Danaher's Communications business, for outstanding shares of Danaher common stock that are validly tendered and not validly withdrawn. The split-off transaction is in connection with the previously announced combination of Danaher's Communications business with NetScout Systems (NTCT). Danaher is amending the offer by: increasing the upper limit on the exchange ratio to 2.4000 Potomac Holding LLC common units per share of Danaher common stock tendered from 2.2522 Potomac Holding LLC common units per share of Danaher common stock tendered; however, the final exchange ratio may be less than the upper limit; extending the Exchange Offer's expiration to 12:00 midnight, New York City time, on July 9, unless extended or terminated, from July 8; and amending the current expected three-day period over which the final exchange ratio will be determined to July 7, 8 and 9, (which previously was expected to be July 6, 7 and 8). The final exchange ratio will be announced by press release by 4:30 p.m., New York City time, on the expiration date. As of June 24, approximately 38,458 shares of Danaher common stock have been tendered.
11:41 EDTDHRNetScout shareholders approve proposal to acquire Danaher business
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June 24, 2015
07:16 EDTASHCredit Suisse to hold a conference
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June 23, 2015
10:19 EDTBXReno shoe chain hires bankers to explore sale, Reuters reports
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