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April 4, 2014
17:27 EDTBXBlackstone to acquire Gates Global for $5.4B
Onex Corporation and its affiliates and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board announced they have agreed to sell Gates Corporation to private equity funds affiliated with Blackstone for $5.4B. The sale is expected to close later this year and is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals. Proceeds from the sale of Gates alone to the Onex Group, including co- investors, will be approximately $2B, of which Onex Corporation's share will be approximately $550M, including carried interest.
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August 4, 2015
06:33 EDTBXOnly 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
06:19 EDTBXBlackstone, Fortress on shortlist for Simplex auction, Reuters reports
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July 31, 2015
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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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 24, 2015
12:33 EDTBXBlackstone reports CFO Tosi resigns to join Airbnb
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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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