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March 26, 2014
06:27 EDTCG, BLK, BXSEC set to exempt money-market mutual funds on certain rules, WSJ reports
The SEC is preparing to exempt a majority of money-market mutual funds from a central plank of rules in hopes of curbing risks, reports the Wall Street Journal. According to people familiar with the agency's discussions, the SEC is poised to implement structure changes to money funds and allow retail funds to maintain a stable $1 share price instead of floating in value. Reference Link
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August 4, 2015
06:33 EDTCG, BXOnly 5% of 2015 M&A deals through August 3 were private-equity backed, WSJ says
Only 5% of the $2.6T in M&A deals announced this year as of August 3 were backed by private equity firms, the Wall Street Journal reports. Private-equity firms such as Blackstone (BX), KKR (KKR), and Carlyle Group (CG) were a part of multi-billion dollar acquisitions, but often in teams, the report says. At the peak of their market share, private-equity deals made up 19% of all announced transactions in 2006 in terms of value, the report says. Reference Link
August 3, 2015
08:43 EDTBLKBrookings Institute to hold a discussion
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06:19 EDTBXBlackstone, Fortress on shortlist for Simplex auction, Reuters reports
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July 31, 2015
13:23 EDTCGFounders of Carlyle's Vermilion leave company after losses, Bloomberg reports
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08:11 EDTBXBerry Plastics to acquire AVINTIV for $2.45B
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08:06 EDTBXBerry Plastics to acquire AVINTIV for approx. $2.45B in cash
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08:04 EDTBXBerry Plastics to acquire AVINTIV for approx. $2.45B in cash
July 29, 2015
09:35 EDTBXActive equity options trading on open
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06:43 EDTCGCarlyle Group reports Q2 adjusted ENI 55c, consensus 54c
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July 28, 2015
12:51 EDTBXExcel Trust shareholders approve acquisition by Blackstone
Excel Trust (EXL) announced that its common stockholders approved the acquisition of Excel Trust by Blackstone (BX) at its special meeting of stockholders held earlier. Subject to the satisfaction or waiver of all closing conditions related to the transaction, Excel Trust expects the transaction to close on July 31, 2015, at which time trading of the company's shares on the New York Stock Exchange will cease.
July 27, 2015
19:18 EDTBLKBlackRock pursuing more private financing deals, Reuters says
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06:26 EDTBLKSymphony Communication eyes $1B funding round, WSJ reports
Symphony Communication Services, an instant-messaging software company backed by Wall Street firms including Goldman Sachs (GS), is eyeing an investment round that may value it at as much as $1B, the Wall Street Journal reports, citing people familiar with the matter. The startup is canvassing a range of possible new investors, including venture-capital funds and additional financial firms, the report says. Symphony also wants funds from its existing backers, including Goldman, Morgan Stanley (MS), JPMorgan Chase (JPM), and BlackRock (BLK), the report says. Reference Link
July 26, 2015
20:47 EDTCGZegona nears EUR650M deal for Telecable, Sky News says
Zegona is nearing a deal to buy Carlyle Group's Telecable for about EUR650M, Sky News reported Saturday, citing sources. A deal could be announced as soon as Monday, said the sources. Reference Link
July 24, 2015
12:33 EDTBXBlackstone reports CFO Tosi resigns to join Airbnb
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07:33 EDTBLKSolar Power sells UK solar project to fund managed by BlackRock
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06:21 EDTBXAirbnb in talks to hire Blackstone's Tosi as CFO, Bloomberg reports
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July 23, 2015
09:38 EDTBXActive equity options trading on open
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09:02 EDTBXUtility One Source announces partnership with TNT Equipment
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July 22, 2015
13:14 EDTBXBlackstone venture agrees to buy 25 NYC apartment buildings, Bloomberg says
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July 21, 2015
06:57 EDTBLKBlackRock wins license to raise funds in China, Reuters reports
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