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April 5, 2013
06:07 EDTRBS, DTEGY, BX, DELL, PCSOn the Fly: Periodicals Wrap-Up
WALL STREET JOURNAL: The "fear trade" is alive and well as investors rediscovered the appeal of haven Treasury bonds on Thursday, amid a flurry of worrying news ranging from North Korea to the domestic job market. The mood change sent Treasury prices rallying to the highest point this year, the Wall Street Journal reports...Wall Street has a lot more than bragging rights riding on the $24B-plus takeover battle for Dell (DELL). Some of the biggest banks are vying for fees that together could top $400M for advising and financing the buyout of the computer group, sources say, the Wall Street Journal reports..REUTERS: Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda played down concerns his unprecedented burst of monetary stimulus would create asset-price bubbles even as it delivered an immediate pay-off in global markets, with government bond yields at a record low, the yen hitting a 3-1/2 year trough and as stocks surging to multi-year highs, Reuters reports...Deutsche Telekom (DTEGY) is looking into improving the terms of a proposed merger of its T-Mobile USA unit with MetroPCS Communications (PCS) as a last resort to win over shareholders ahead of a vote on the deal next week, sources say, Reuters reports...BLOOMBERG: Blackstone Group (BX) and Dell’s (DELL) Michael Dell have yet to resolve a critical issue, sources say: what role he would play if the private equity firm wins the bidding for the company, Bloomberg reports...Royal Bank of Scotland’s (RBS) Japan unit faces penalties after the Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission found that employees attempted to manipulate benchmark interest rates, Bloomberg reports.
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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
11:50 EDTRBSU.K. government to sell about 5.2% stake in Royal Bank of Scotland
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09:12 EDTRBSU.K. government may start RBS sell-off in next two weeks, Daily Mail reports
The U.K. government might start the sell-off of its 79% stake in RBS (RBS) within the next two weeks, the Daily Mail reports, citing "press reports." Tentative plans were drawn up by U.K. Financial Investments for the sale of a GBP2B holding in RBS, the report says. The move follows the government reducing its stake in Lloyds (LYG) by 1% last week, taking the taxpayer's holding down to just under 14%, the report says. Reference Link
06:19 EDTBXBlackstone, Fortress on shortlist for Simplex auction, Reuters reports
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August 2, 2015
18:55 EDTRBSU.K. may start selling RBS stake Monday, Sunday Times says
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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 30, 2015
06:53 EDTRBSRBS reports 1H operating profit GBP5629M vs. GBP2.87B last year
Reports 1H operating profit before tax GBP293M, which includes GBP1.05B of restructuring costs. Reports CET1 12.3% and Tier 1 12.3%.
July 29, 2015
09:35 EDTBXActive equity options trading on open
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08:41 EDTDTEGYDeutsche Telekom, Boingo reach global roaming agreement
Deutsche Telekom (DTEGY) and Boingo Wireless (WIFI) announced a global roaming agreement benefitting Deutsche Telekom business customers. Boingo’s network of more than 1 million hotspots around the globe is now available to Deutsche Telekom’s business customers in more than 50 countries. Through the newly launched DTAG product “Business WiFi,” Deutsche Telekom business users can connect their mobile devices and laptops to Boingo’s high-performance Wi-Fi at key locations including some of the world’s largest airports, major hotels, and shopping and city centers, among other locations.
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
18:18 EDTRBSRBS hires advisers to investigate treatment of small businesses, Reuters says
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13:14 EDTBXBlackstone venture agrees to buy 25 NYC apartment buildings, Bloomberg says
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