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June 9, 2014
09:31 EDTBX, HLTHilton lock-up expires, Blackstone could trim stake near-term, says Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo noted that the lock-up for the IPO of Hilton (HLT) expires today and the firm expect Blackstone (BX) to begin to monetize its stake in the company over the near term. Wells maintains a Market Perform rating on Hilton.
News For HLT;BX From The Last 14 Days
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May 22, 2015
09:58 EDTBXOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: Allison Transmission (ALSN) initiated with a Buy at Stifel... Avago (AVGO) initiated with a Buy at Mizuho... Blackstone (BX) initiated with a Positive at Susquehanna... Cellectis (CLLS) initiated with an Outperform at Oppenheimer... Cypress Semiconductor (CY) initiated with a Buy at Mizuho... Esperion (ESPR) initiated with a Sell at Chardan... H&R Block (HRB) initiated with an Overweight at Piper Jaffray... Horizon Pharma (HZNP) initiated with an Outperform at Leerink... M/A-COM (MTSI) initiated with a Buy at Goldman... Meritor (MTOR) initiated with a Hold at Stifel... Micron (MU) initiated with a Buy at Mizuho... Monster Worldwide (MWW) initiated with a Neutral at Piper Jaffray... NXP Semiconductors (NXPI) initiated with a Buy at Mizuho... National Storage (NSA) initiated with a Sector Weight at KeyBanc... ON Semiconductor (ON) initiated with a Buy at Mizuho... Qorvo (QRVO) initiated with a Buy at Goldman... SanDisk (SNDK) initiated with a Neutral at Mizuho... Sharps Compliance (SMED) initiated with a Buy at Stifel... Skyworks (SWKS) initiated with a Buy at Mizuho... StemCells (STEM) initiated with a Buy at Cantor... Synaptics (SYNA) initiated with a Buy at Mizuho... Synergy Pharmaceuticals (SGYP) initiated with a Buy at Canaccord... Texas Instruments (TXN) initiated with a Neutral at Mizuho... TriNet (TNET) initiated with a Neutral at Piper Jaffray... Vascular Biogenics (VBLT) initiated with a Buy at Roth Capital... Verifone (PAY) initiated with an Outperform at Imperial Capital... uniQure (QURE) initiated with an Outperform at Oppenheimer.
08:57 EDTHLTHilton management to meet with JPMorgan
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07:02 EDTBXBlackstone initiated with a Positive at Susquehanna
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May 20, 2015
08:51 EDTBXBlackstone to sell 25% stake in Eircom to Anchorage Capital, Reuters says
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08:37 EDTHLTMorgan Stanley to hold a conference
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May 15, 2015
06:55 EDTBXBlackstone takes minority stake in Magnetar Capital, WSJ reports
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May 13, 2015
06:04 EDTBXBlackstone in discussions to buy Mega from Alon Group, Globes reports
Blackstone is in discussions to buy Mega, an Israeli supermarket retail chain, from Alon Group, Globes reports, citing sources. Blackstone has no current investments in Israel, the publication notes, adding that it is possible that Blackstone will partner with instead of buying Mega. Reference Link
May 12, 2015
10:54 EDTBXBlackstone acquires three shopping centers in Spain, Portugal
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May 11, 2015
09:27 EDTHLTHilton 90M share Spot Secondary priced at $29.85
The deal range was $29.85-$29.95. Deutsche Bank, BofA/Merrill and Citigroup acted as joint book running managers for the offering.
08:13 EDTHLTHilton 90M share Spot Secondary, price range $29.85-$29.95
Hilton is offering 90M shares of common stock with a range of $29.85-$29.95 for affiliates of The Blackstone Group in a deal that is expected to price before the open. Deutsche Bank, BofA/Merrill and Citigroup are acting as joint book running managers for the offering.
06:17 EDTHLTHilton files to sell 90M shares of common stock for The Blackstone Group
Deutsche Bank Securities, BofA Merrill Lynch and Citigroup are serving as joint book-running managers for the offering.
06:16 EDTHLTHilton files 544.6M share automatic equity shelf for The Blackstone Group
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May 10, 2015
16:46 EDTBXBlackstone says SEC requests information on fee practices, vendor discounts
In a regulatory filing Friday, Blackstone stated, "The SEC has publicly indicated that it is focused on private equity practices regarding fees and other conflicts of interest including the... practice of receiving fees from portfolio companies in connection with termination of monitoring agreements upon the initial public offering or disposition of such companies. The SEC reviewed our monitoring fee practices in 2011-2012 in their regular exam process... In June 2014, we voluntarily modified our monitoring fee practices... including eliminating any such payments beyond the year of sale for full dispositions and limiting payments following IPOs. Recently, the SEC has informally requested additional information about our historical monitoring fee termination practices. The SEC also has asked for additional information about certain pre-2011 practices relating to the application of disparate vendor discounts to Blackstone and to our funds that were changed in 2011 and had also been previously reviewed by the SEC in 2012. We are in discussions with the SEC regarding a potential resolution of these matters."

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