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News For DTV;VIVHY;KKR From The Last 14 Days
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May 4, 2015
06:04 EDTDTVAT&T's DirecTV deal could be impacted by racial bias suit, NY Post reports
AT&T's (T) proposed deal for DirecTV (DTV) could be impacted by the racial bias lawsuit against AT&T, The New York Post reports. A former executive assistant at AT&T is suing the company, claiming she was "subjected to racially offensive images while working on transferring data between her boss' phones." A source says the timing of the lawsuit is a "huge embarrassment," adding that "AT&T has huge federal contracts, and they do huge business with public institutions." Reference Link
May 3, 2015
12:52 EDTKKRAmerican Airlines, United among companies that may reward traders, Barron's says
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April 27, 2015
08:14 EDTDTVBofA/Merrill media & telecom analysts hold analyst/industry conference call
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April 24, 2015
08:56 EDTDTVAT&T comments on merger bode well for Dycom, says FBR Capital
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April 23, 2015
11:19 EDTDTVAT&T eyes benchmark bond offering to back DirecTV merger, Forbes reports
AT&T (T) is shopping a benchmark offering of SEC-registered senior notes across as many as six tranches to back its planned merger with DirecTV (DTV), reports Forbes. The company is eyeing the placement of June-dated five-year notes in fixed- and/or floating-rate formats. Reference Link
08:07 EDTKKRKKR reports Q1 adjusted ENI 62c, consensus 53c
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April 22, 2015
16:10 EDTDTVAT&T sees DirecTV deal closing in Q2
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15:50 EDTKKRNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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11:08 EDTDTVOptions with increasing implied volatility
Options with increasing implied volatility: CZR FMSA PSEC CSX AEO CRM BBY SPLS HPQ DTV
06:25 EDTDTVFCC staff to meet with commissioners today on Comcast deal, Reuters reports
FCC staff is slated to brief the agency's commissioners later today on their review of Comcast's (CMCSA) proposed merger with Time Warner Cable (TWC), according to Reuters, which cited two unnamed sources. The staff is also slated to discuss its view of a $48B pending deal between AT&T (T) and DirecTV (DTV), the news agency quoted one of the sources as saying. Reference Link
05:38 EDTVIVHYVivendi reinstated with a Buy at Goldman
April 20, 2015
09:52 EDTDTVRovi deal with Charter a 'material' positive, says Piper Jaffray
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08:37 EDTKKRKKR, Anchor Equity to acquire controlling stake in Groupon's Ticket Monster
Private equity investor Anchor Equity Partners and global investment firm KKR (KKR) have signed a definitive agreement to acquire a controlling stake in leading South Korean mobile commerce company Ticket Monster from Groupon (GRPN). Anchor and KKR, in conjunction with TMON’s management, will jointly acquire a controlling stake in TMON and will inject new capital into the company to help fund its future growth opportunities. Anchor and KKR will hold equal stakes in the company. Some of the world’s largest pension, sovereign wealth funds and institutional investors, including the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Pavilion Capital, will also be participating as investors in this transaction. Groupon, which acquired TMON in January 2014, will retain a fully diluted 41% minority stake in the company. The investment is based on a $782M fully diluted valuation of TMON. KKR and Anchor will work closely with TMON’s co-founder and CEO Dan Shin and the management team to grow the business. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2015, subject to regulatory and customary closing conditions.
08:33 EDTKKRGroupon agees to sell 46% stake in Ticket Monster to KKR for $360M
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