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June 9, 2014
07:49 EDTWAIR, NLSN, ALSN, BAH, CGCarlyle profits on sales of stakes in Booz Allen, Nielsen, others, WSJ says
Carlyle Group (CG) last week raised proceeds of over $1.1B by selling stakes in Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH), Nielsen Holdings (NLSN), Wesco Aircraft (WAIR) and Allison Transmission (ALSN), said The Wall Street Journal, citing regulatory filings. Reference Link
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July 1, 2015
18:59 EDTCGCarlyle Group in talks for 37% stake in Metropolis Health, Times of India says
Carlyle Group is in advanced discussions to purchase a 37% stake in Metropolis Healthcare for RS900 crore, reports Times of India, citing people directly familiar with the matter. Sources said a deal could be reached within the next few weeks. Reference Link
June 29, 2015
06:07 EDTCGBMW, 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 28, 2015
17:44 EDTCGCarlyle Group to invest $120M in Shanghai ANE Logistics
The Carlyle Group announced that it has agreed to invest approximately $120M into Shanghai ANE Logistics. The transaction is expected to close in Q3. Equity for the transaction will come from Carlyle Asia Partners IV.
June 24, 2015
08:25 EDTNLSNNetflix on pace to have larger audience than all networks, FBR says
FBR Capital analyst Barton Crockett says that while Netflix (NFLX) is not rated by Nielsen (NLSN), the 10B hours streamed in Q1 reported by the company are equivalent to having a 24-hour rating of 2.6, on par with Disney's (DIS) ABC and Comcast's (CMCSA) NBC. And while ratings at broadcasters are falling on average, Netflix is growing its ratings at a 40%-plus compound annual rate, Crockett tells investors this morning in a research note. At this pace, Netflix in a year will have a larger 24-hour audience than all broadcast networks, he contends. Regarding last night's 7-for-1 stock split announcement, Crockett says the move reflects management's confidence in the "durability of the recent stock surge." For perspective, three years ago Netflix shares were around $60. This morning they are trading up $18.69 to $699.88 in the pre-market. Crockett has an Outperform rating on the streaming service with a $900 price target.
June 23, 2015
11:02 EDTBAHBooz Allen selected as prime contractor for $7.9B NETCENTS-2 contract
Booz Allen Hamilton has been selected by the U.S. Air Force as a prime contractor for the $7.9B Network-Centric Solutions-2 Network Operations and Infrastructure Solutions Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity contract for U.S. Air Force IT programs. The award designates Booz Allen as one of 20 prime contractors eligible to compete for task orders for the life of the IDIQ, which is expected to run through May 2022. As part of the NETCENTS-2 Network Operations and Infrastructure Solutions contract, Booz Allen will deliver a wide range of services and solutions covering existing legacy infrastructure, networks, systems and operations as well as emerging requirements. The company will provide network-centric information technology, cloud-based capabilities, advanced networking, and cybersecurity, voice, video and data communications, system solutions and services to satisfy Air Force and DoD combat support, command, control, computing, communications, and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance requirements worldwide. Booz Allen possesses both a Capability Maturity Model Integration Level 3 rating as well as International Organization for Standardization 20000 and ISO 9001:2008 certifications. The NETCENTS-2 Network Operations and Infrastructure Solutions award is the third IDIQ award Booz Allen has received under the NETCENTS-2 umbrella contract.
June 22, 2015
16:08 EDTALSND. E. Shaw reports 5% passive stake in Allison Transmission
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07:55 EDTCGSotherly Hotels agrees to acquire remaining interest in Crowne Plaza Hollywood
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June 21, 2015
19:55 EDTCGCarlyle Group commits up to $500M to Magna Energy
The Carlyle Group announced that it is committing an equity line up to $500M in Magna Energy, an upstream oil and gas company. Magna is targeting the building of acreage positions in the Indian subcontinent, with the objective of creating a full-cycle oil and gas company through acquisitions and local licensing rounds. Magna’s primary focus will be development and production with a secondary focus on exploration, said Carlyle.

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