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January 24, 2014
06:52 EDTKKR, BLK, CG, BXBlackRock could buy private equity firm, NY Times columnist says
Private equity firm Blackstone (BX) probably generated as much profit as investment company BlackRock (BLK), even though Blackstone's assets under management represent only 6% of BlackRock’s,, according to New York Times columnist Jeffrey Goldfarb. That situation could spur BlackRock to one day buy a private equity firm, the newspaper stated. Reference Link
News For BX;BLK;KKR;CG From The Last 14 Days
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March 2, 2015
10:00 EDTBLKOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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09:43 EDTKKRPhilips to get bids for lighting business from KKR, Bain, Reuters reports
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08:14 EDTBLKBlackRock, State Street may lose advantage over newer ETF firms, Reuters says
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06:15 EDTBLKBlackRock downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup
Citigroup downgraded BlackRock (BLK) to Neutral citing the stock's proximity to its unchanged price target of $385. Citi's top pick in the Asset Managers space is Invesco (IVZ), followed by AllianceBernstein (AB) and OM Asset Management (OMAM), which it upgraded this morning to Buy.
February 27, 2015
20:35 EDTBXBlackstone management to meet with Sterne Agee
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10:17 EDTBLKBlackRock invests $300M in Jawbone, Fortune reports
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February 26, 2015
12:56 EDTBX, KKRKKR's Samson in restructuring talks, WSJ says
KKR's (KKR) Samson Resources is in discussions with restructuring advisers at Blackstone (BX) and other firms on how to handle its $3.8B long-term debt, reports the Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the matter. The Journal notes that Samson previously expressed interest in selling some oil and gas fields. Reference Link
February 25, 2015
09:13 EDTBXBlackstone seeks coalition partners to invest outside its funds, WSJ reports
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February 24, 2015
15:07 EDTCGCarlyle, Cap Gemini talks to buy CSC have 'fizzled,' Reuters says
Consulting company Cap Gemini and private equity firm Carlyle Group (CG) previously held talks about a potential acquisition of Computer Sciences Corp. (CSC), though the talks have since "fizzled," reported Reuters, citing people familiar with the matter. CSC is now working with Royal Bank of Canada (RY) to review its options, the report added. Reference Link
14:56 EDTCGCarlyle, Cap Gemini talks to buy CSC have 'fizzled,' Reuters says
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February 23, 2015
13:49 EDTCGCarlyle Group, Advent mull sale of H.C. Starck, Bloomberg reports
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08:42 EDTBXBlackstone Energy Partners II is oversubscribed at $4.5B
Blackstone announced the commencement of the investment period for its second energy-focused private equity fund, Blackstone Energy Partners II, with total commitments of $4.5B. BEP II received significant interest from both existing and new investors, with demand well surpassing the fund’s $4.5B hard cap. Investors in the fund include a diverse group of U.S. state pension funds, corporate pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, insurance companies, endowments, foundations and family offices. Like its predecessor fund BEP I, a $2.4B fund that had its final close in September 2012, BEP II will invest in control-oriented equity and equity-linked interests in companies, assets and development projects in the energy and natural resources sector on a global basis. To date, Blackstone’s energy-focused private equity team of professionals has deployed over $8B in this strategy. Blackstone's $16B diversified global private equity fund will continue to invest alongside BEP II in energy transactions on a 50/50 basis.
February 20, 2015
06:29 EDTKKRBayer close to selling diabetes unit to Panasonic, Bloomberg says
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February 19, 2015
14:53 EDTKKRBayer near sale of diabetes unit to KKR backed venture, Bloomberg says
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14:01 EDTKKRBayer near sale of diabetes unit to KKR's Panasonic Healthcare, Bloomberg says
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February 18, 2015
10:05 EDTCGOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: Agnico Eagle (AEM) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... Amarin (AMRN) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at SunTrust... Capital Product (CPLP) upgraded to Accumulate from Neutral at Global Hunter... Carlyle Group (CG) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup... Danone (DANOY) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Exane BNP Paribas... Express (EXPR) upgraded on lower promotional activity at Piper Jaffray... Kforce (KFRC) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Avondale... Legg Mason (LM) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies... Rackspace (RAX) upgraded following Q4 results at Pacific Crest... Rosetta Resources (ROSE) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Global Hunter... SeaChange (SEAC) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Noble Financial... Valero (VLO) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... Veeco (VECO) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Noble Financial... Wolverine World Wide (WWW) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Sterne Agee.
07:12 EDTBLKCFA Society of Minnesota to hold a discussion
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06:08 EDTCGCarlyle Group upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup
Citigroup upgraded Carlyle Group to Buy saying it believes the company is entering a "robust" harvesting cycle. Citi says Carlyle is at a favorable inflection point and raised its price target for the stock to $32 from $30.50.
06:03 EDTKKR, BXAllen Systems Group reaches agreement with senior lenders on debt restructuring
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