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May 12, 2014
08:36 EDTPF, HSH, BXHillshire Brands sees Pinnacle Foods deal closing in September
Says Blackstone (BX) has agreed to vote its shares in favor of the transaction. The company will retain the Hillshire Brands (HSH) name. Sees deal immediately accretive to EPS, 15%+ accretive in year 3. Sees $140M in cost synergies by end of year 3, primarily derived from supply chain enhancements and consolidation of overhead expenses. Sees approximately $180M in estimated costs to achieve synergies. Says integration teams from both organizations "ready to go," will implement plans to achieve synergies and facilitate a smooth integration after closing. Says focused on de-levering to return to investment grade. Says overall top priority to support continued organic growth. Comments from slides that will be presented on the conference call discussing the acquisition of Pinnacle Foods (PF).
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November 20, 2014
16:01 EDTBXBlackstone to puchase GE Japan's residential real estate
Blackstone (BX) announced that funds affiliated with Blackstone Real Estate Partners Asia will make an investment in connection with an agreement to acquire GE Japan's 100% owned residential real estate business for over 190B. The business owns and operates more than 200 residential properties, consisting of over 10,000 units primarily in Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and Fukuoka.
November 19, 2014
09:21 EDTBXHilton working with Jones Lang LaSalle on sale of Sydney hotel, Bloomberg says
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06:46 EDTBXBlackstone planning conservative fund with long time horizon, Reuters says
Blackstone is looking to launch a new investment vehicle that would last for more than ten years and invest in slower growing, safer companies than most private equity funds, according to Reuters, which cited multiple unnamed sources. The fund would also use less debt and charge lower fees, the news service added. Reference Link
06:38 EDTBXBlackstone to buy Orica's Chemicals business for A$750M
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November 18, 2014
08:52 EDTPFPinnacle Foods 20M share Spot Secondary priced at $32.50
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07:56 EDTBXColumbia Management announces strategic initiative with BAAM
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06:37 EDTBXBlackstone to sell 1095 Ave. of the Americas for $2.25B, WSJ reports
Blackstone Group will Manhattan office tower for about $2.25B to a venture led by Canadian property investor Ivanhoe Cambridge, the Wall Street Journal reports, citing sources. If completed, the sale of the 1.2M square-foot tower at 1095 Ave. of the Americas would be the second most expensive sale of an individual building in U.S. history, the WSJ says. Reference Link
November 17, 2014
18:32 EDTPFOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
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17:23 EDTPFPinnacle Foods announces offering of 20M shares of common stock for holders
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10:02 EDTPFOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: CyrusOne (CONE) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel... MGIC Investment (MTG) upgraded to Conviction Buy from Buy at Goldman... NuVasive (NUVA) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo... Phillips 66 (PSX) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... Pinnacle Foods (PF) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank... Rayonier (RYN) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital.. Thoratec (THOR) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo... Volcano (VOLC) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... Progressive Waste (BIN) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Macquarie... Clean Harbors (CLH) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Wedbush... McGraw Hill Financial (MHFI) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Benchmark Co... Chesapeake (CHK) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Bernstein... American Science & Engineering (ASEI) upgraded to Fair Value from Sell at CRT Capital... Sony (SNE) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley.
06:38 EDTPFPinnacle Foods upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank upgraded Pinnacle Foods to Buy citing market share gains and an improved balance sheet . The firm raised its price target for shares to $37 from $34.
November 14, 2014
08:32 EDTPFPinnacle Foods to acquire Garden Proten International for C$175M
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08:15 EDTBXBlackstone may urge U.S. probe to speed sale of Waldorf, NY Post says
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