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July 10, 2014
11:21 EDTIGT, APO, CG, BYI, SGMS, MGAMInternational Game Technology rises as GTECH reportedly prepares bid
Shares of International Game Technology (IGT) are higher this morning after a press report said the company will soon get an acquisition offer from GTECH. IGT is a global gaming company specializing in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of casino-style gaming equipment, systems technology, and game content across multiple platforms. WHAT'S NEW: Citing La Repubblica, Bloomberg reported that IGT is on the verge of receiving an offer from GTECH, an Italian lottery operator. The offer is said to be worth about $4B in cash and stock. WHAT'S NOTABLE: IGT hired Morgan Stanley to explore a sale of the company on June 9, Reuters reported, citing sources familiar with the matter. In addition to GTECH, the company has reportedly attracted interest from Apollo Global (APO), Carlyle Group (CG) and MacAndrews & Forbes. On June 16, GTECH confirmed exploratory talks with IGT and said it had engaged advisors to assist it in exploring a potential transaction with IGT. PRICE ACTION: International Game Technology is trading up 39c, or 2.6%, to $15.50 in late-morning trading, after being up nearly 6% earlier. OTHERS TO WATCH: Shares of peer IGT Bally Technologies (BYI) are down fractionally, while Scientific Games (SGMS) is down about 0.4% to $10.08. Shares of Multimedia Games (MGAM), which also designs and manufactures gaming machines, are down about 1.8% to $28.18.
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September 15, 2014
13:22 EDTCGCarlyle Group acquires two Florida Keys hotels
Carlyle Group announced the acquisition of two Florida Keys hotels in Islamorada, the Postcard Inn Beach Resort at Holiday Isle and La Siesta Resort. The two hotels join the Islamorada Resort and Pelican Cove Resort & Marina in Carlyle's Islamorada hotel portfolio. The four properties will form the newly created Islamorada Hotel Company and be managed by Trust Hospitality. Equity for the transactions comes from Carlyle Realty Partners VII, a $2.34B U.S. real estate fund. Carlyle plans approximately $18M in renovations to the Postcard Inn and La Siesta. Major guestroom and common area renovations are scheduled to be completed in November. Islamorada Resort was acquired by Carlyle in February and is currently undergoing interior and exterior renovations. The resort will re-launch as a boutique upscale hotel at the end of 2014 under the new name of Amara Cay Resort.
08:28 EDTCGCarlyle in talks to acquire up to 75% stake in India's Famy Care, Reuters says
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September 12, 2014
09:12 EDTAPOApollo Global management to meet with JPMorgan
Meeting to be held in Los Angeles on September 16 and in San Francisco on September 17 hosted by JPMorgan.
September 11, 2014
19:53 EDTCGCCMP Capital to acquire stake in PQ Corporation from The Carlyle Group
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13:31 EDTMGAMRumor: Multimedia Games strength attributed to takeover speculation
September 9, 2014
17:16 EDTSGMSScientific Games to provide instant games for national lottery of Slovakia
Scientific Games announced that it has signed a new contract with TIPOS a.s. to provide instant games and consulting services to the National Lottery of Slovakia. The contract, which was awarded through a competitive procurement process, continues the successful relationship that Scientific Games has had with TIPOS a.s. since 2005. The four-year contract began on January 1.
12:02 EDTBYIOptions with decreasing implied volatility
Options with decreasing implied volatility: KERX CIEN FNSR PAY BKS PVH NAV BYI FTR JOY
10:10 EDTMGAMOn the Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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08:53 EDTMGAMGlobal Cash shares undervalued, says Sterne Agee
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08:02 EDTMGAMMultimedia Games downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Buckingham
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07:06 EDTMGAMGlobal Cash Access upgraded at Stifel
As noted earlier, Stifel upgraded Global Cash Access (GCA) to Buy from Hold. The firm upgraded the stock based on the company's acquisition of Multimedia Games (MGAM), which the firm conservatively estimates will be 20%+ accretive. Stifel also cited valuation as a reason for the upgrade. Target $10.
September 8, 2014
17:16 EDTSGMSScientific Games wins three-year instant games contract extension with Colorado
Scientific Games announced that it has signed an extension of its contract with the Colorado Lottery to continue as a provider of instant lottery games and related services. Under the agreement with the Colorado Lottery, Scientific Games will continue as the Lottery's primary instant game provider for three additional years beginning July 1.
16:18 EDTMGAMOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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15:02 EDTMGAMMultimedia Games downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Sidoti
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12:18 EDTSGMS, MGAMOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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09:12 EDTMGAMOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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07:31 EDTMGAMMultimedia Games volatility expected to move on Global Cash Access purchase
Multimedia Games (MGAM) volatility is expected to move on Global Cash Access (GCA) purchasing for $36.50 per share, for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $1.2B in cash. Overall option implied volatility of 41 is near its 26-week average of 42 according to Track Data, suggesting non-directional price movement.
07:10 EDTMGAMGlobal Cash Access to acquire Multimedia Games for $36.50 per share
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07:09 EDTMGAMGlobal Cash Access to acquire Multimedia Games for $36.50 per share
06:00 EDTCGCarlyle Group closes Carlyle Asia Partners IV fund
Carlyle Group announced the final close of Carlyle Asia Partners IV at $3.9B, more than 50% larger than its predecessor fund CAP III. Carlyle’s Asia buyout funds make control and significant minority investments in well established companies across the Asia ex-Japan region. The final close of CAP IV, which exceeded its target of $3.5B, brings the firm’s assets under management in Asia funds, including Japan, to $13.6B across its buyout, growth, RMB and real estate funds. Reference Link
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