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February 1, 2013
16:18 EDTCG, DDDuPont completes sale of Performance Coatings business
DuPont (DD) announced that it has completed the sale of DuPont Performance Coatings for $4.9B in cash, about $4B after-tax, and the assumption of certain liabilities to global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group (CG). DPC is a global supplier of vehicle and industrial coating systems. "We intend to use a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the DPC business to buy back $1B of the company's common stock during the first half of this year," said executive VP and CFO Nicholas Fanandakis.
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August 31, 2015
07:04 EDTCGCarlyle Group agrees to acquire Blyth for $98M
Carlyle Group (CG) and Blyth (BTH) announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Carlyle Group will acquire all of Blyth's outstanding shares of common stock in a transaction valuing Blyth at $98M, equating to $6.00 per share, which represents a premium of approximately 105% over the closing price of Blyth common stock on Friday, August 28 and a premium of 65% over Blyth's 30-day average share price as of such date. The transaction has been unanimously approved by Blyth's board and will be completed by means of a tender offer followed by a merger. Under the terms of the definitive agreement, an affiliate of Carlyle Group will commence a tender offer for all of Blyth's outstanding shares of common stock at $6.00 per share in cash. The tender offer is conditioned on Blyth's stockholders tendering at least a majority of Blyth's outstanding shares in the tender offer, early termination or expiration of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act and other customary closing conditions. The acquisition is expected to close in Q4. The financing for the transaction will come from Carlyle Equity Opportunity Fund, a $1.1B U.S. middle-market buyout fund. Robert B. Goergen, Blyth's chairman of the board, and Robert Goergen, Jr., Blyth's president and CEO, who beneficially own approximately 38% of Blyth's outstanding shares of common stock, have committed to support the tender offer.
07:02 EDTCGCarlyle Group agrees to acquire Blyth for $98M
August 30, 2015
21:43 EDTCGCarlyle Group explores sale of Landmark Aviation for $1.7B, Reuters says
Carlyle Group has been exploring a sale of Landmark Aviation in a deal that could be valued as high as $1.7B, Reuters reported Friday, citing people familiar with the matter. Sources said Carlyle initially considered a public listing, but began considering an outright sale over the last few months. Reference Link
12:33 EDTDDDividend-rich blue chips look attractive amid market volatility, Barron's says
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August 28, 2015
07:31 EDTCGCarlyle in takeover talks with Innovation Group, Sky News reports
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06:56 EDTCGCarlyle has little luck with hedge funds, WSJ reports
Carlyle Group has often seen the hazards of running hedge funds, with its Carlyle Capital fund becoming a harbinger for the 2008 financial crisis and its Blue Wave Partners hedge fund ending abruptly a few months later, the New York Times says. As recently as last week, the company announced that its credit-focused hedge fund Claren Road Asset Management faced roughly $2B in investor redemption requests, the report says. Though the company makes money in its core buyout business as well as in other areas, its track record with hedge funds has been murky at best, the report says. Reference Link
August 25, 2015
13:39 EDTDDDuPont names John Chrosniak as president, DuPont Sustainable Solutions
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06:16 EDTCGKKR, Carlyle bid for Tesco's South Korean unit, Reuters reports
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August 24, 2015
09:23 EDTDDGevo, Butamax enter global patent cross-license, settlement agreements
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August 21, 2015
12:17 EDTDDDeere slides after Q3 results and outlook impacted by deteriorating farm economy
Despite reporting third quarter results that surpassed analyst expectations, shares of farm equipment maker Deere (DE) are falling after the company said it sees farm equipment sales for the year lower than previously thought, as the downturn in the agricultural economy continues. WHAT'S NEW: Deere reported Q3 EPS of $1.53, down from $2.33 in the year-ago quarter, and revenue of $7.6B, down 20% from last year's Q3. Analysts' consensus estimates for Q3 were for EPS of $1.44 on revenue of $7.17B. John Deere's Chief Executive Officer Samuel Allen said, "John Deere's third quarter results reflected the continuing impact of the downturn in the farm economy as well as lower demand for construction equipment." WHAT'S NOTABLE: Looking ahead, the farm equipment maker forecast full year 2015 world-wide sales of its farm equipment to be lower by about 25% for the year compared to the 24% it forecast in May with its Q2 report. On its Q3 earnings conference call, the company said crop prices are stabilizing near the long-term average and the dairy sector remains under pressure. Beef prices remain solid while pork prices remain at low levels, Deere added. In China, the company sees continued slowdown in economic growth, lower commodity prices impacting agricultural economy, and mechanizing trends and ongoing subsidies supportive of agriculture. In India, the company sees positive consumer and investor sentiment supporting economic growth, and two consecutive below normal monsoon seasons impacting farm incomes. In the Commonwealth of Independent States, the company sees a continued deterioration of economic growth and credit conditions remaining challenged. Deere sees crop value of agricultural production in Brazil to decrease 11% in 2015. PRICE ACTION: Shares of Deere are down $6.04, or 6.6%, to $84.61 in midday trading. OTHERS TO WATCH: Other companies that are leveraged to agriculture include AGCO (AGCO),Potash (POT), Mosaic(MOS), Agrium (AGU), Syngenta (SYT), CF Industries (CF), and DuPont (DD).
07:36 EDTCGKKR, Affinity teaming up to bid for Tesco's South Korean unit, Reuters reports
KKR (KKR) is teaming up with Affinity Equity Partners to bid for Tesco's (TSCDY) South Korean unit, Reuters reports, citing sources. Another bidder, Carlyle (CG), is teaming up with Singapore's GIC, the sources say. The Tesco unit is valued at about $6B. Reference Link
August 20, 2015
18:59 EDTCGGoogle, Amazon, private equity compete for Indian data center unit, ET says
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August 19, 2015
13:30 EDTDDOptions with increasing put volume;
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August 18, 2015
06:53 EDTCGPrivate equity firms dominate bidding for Airbus defense assets, Bloomberg says
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