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November 18, 2009
06:27 EDTCMCSA, GE, CMCSKVivendi seeks higher price, deal protection for its NBCU stake, WSJ says
As Vivendi seeks to exit its minority stake in NBC Universal, the company is still working out terms with its partner General Electric (GE), asking for a higer price and deal protections, the Wall Street Journal reports. The Vivendi-GE talks are the last major hurdle in a deal GE has been negotiating with Comcast Corp. (CMCSA, CMCSK). One issue in the GE-Vivendi talks is how Vivendi would be paid. Vivendi has asked for GE to buy out at least part of its 20% stake before a Comcast deal would likely close, according to people familiar with the matter. It is unclear how far apart the two sides are on price. In June, Vivendi valued its 20% stake in NBC Universal at $6.3B at current exchange rates, according to a securities filing. As part of its talks with Comcast, GE has put a value in the neighborhood of $30B on NBC Universal, imply a roughly $6B value for Vivendi's 20% stake. Reference Link
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April 22, 2015
09:02 EDTGEAdvanced Power selects GE for 7F.05 gas turbines
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06:39 EDTCMCSARegulators evaluating Comcast's track record, NY Times says
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06:25 EDTCMCSAFCC 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
06:23 EDTCMCSATime Warner Cable volatility up on uncertainty of completion of Comcast deal
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06:21 EDTGEGeneral Electric to look to sell Czech banking unit, Reuters says
General Electric will divest its Czech banking subsidiary, believed to be worth more than $787M, within two years, a newspaper quoted the bank's CEO as saying, according to Reuters. Reference Link
05:59 EDTGEStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; ALU GE
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April 21, 2015
18:53 EDTCMCSK, CMCSAFox, NBC say Verizon cable packages violate license terms, Washington Post says
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15:04 EDTCMCSAHesse as reviewer may be Comcast 'worst-case scenario,' CT Financial says
Cleveland State University Law professor Christopher Sagers said that in some ways having Renata Hesse oversee the DOJ's review of the proposed merger of Comcast (CMCSA) and Time Warner Cable (TWC) could be a “worst-case scenario” for the companies, citing her experience and reputation. If Comcast is seen as merging to thwart Time Warner Cable from launching an over-the-top streaming service, then "that’s virtually a horizontal merger" which would be a "very serious theory of harm," according to the professor. Reference Link
13:36 EDTCMCSK, CMCSASenators urge rejection of potential Comcast, Time Warner merger, Reuters says
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09:32 EDTGEGE Energy Financial Services invests in GPI's solar project in Futtsu City
GE Energy Financial Services has formed a new partnership with Tokyo-based renewable energy project developer, Green Power Investment Corp., to invest in a 42-megawatt photovoltaic solar power project in Futtsu City, Japan. GE Energy Financial Services will invest alongside GPI in the project. In addition to the investment from GPI and GE Energy Financial Services, financing from a syndicate of four banks, led by The Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. will be utilized for the project. Additional financial details are not disclosed.
09:02 EDTGEBlackstone, Wells Fargo in talks on more GE financial assets, Bloomberg says
General Electric (GE), which has announced plans to divest the majority of its GE Capital businesses, is in talks about the potential sale of its $74B U.S. commercial-lending unit, reported Bloomberg, echoing a similar report from The Wall Street Journal. Potential buyers include Blackstone (BX), Mitsubishi UFJ (MTU) Wells Fargo (WFC) and Apollo Global (APO), according to people with knowledge of the matter. Reference Link
06:04 EDTGEStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; ALU GE
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April 20, 2015
15:37 EDTGEGE Ventures invests in talent acquisition platform Ascendify
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12:34 EDTGEGE in discussions to sell $74B U.S. commercial lending unit, WSJ says
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12:03 EDTGEGE in discussions to sell $74B commercial lending business, Dow Jones says
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09:52 EDTCMCSARovi deal with Charter a 'material' positive, says Piper Jaffray
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07:56 EDTCMCSACharter would pursue Time Warner if Comcast deal blocked, says UBS
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06:39 EDTCMCSADOJ lawyers leaning towards recommending block of Comcast deal, NY Times says
The Justice Department's staff lawyers are leaning towards recommending that Comcast's (CMCSA) takeover of Time Warner Cable (TWC) be blocked, according to The New York Times, which cited an unnamed source. Reference Link
06:08 EDTGEStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; ALU GE
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05:55 EDTCMCSAStocks with implied volatility movement; RSX CMCSA
Stocks with implied volatility movement; Market Vectors Russia ETF (RSX) 40, Comcast (CMCSA) 25 according to iVolatility.
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