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July 10, 2014
11:21 EDTSGMS, APO, BYI, IGT, MGAM, CGInternational 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.
News For IGT;APO;CG;BYI;SGMS;MGAM From The Last 14 Days
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December 19, 2014
17:27 EDTMGAMBonanza Creek to replace Multimedia Games in S&P 600 as of 12/23 close
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16:05 EDTMGAMGlobal Cash Access completes acquisition of Multimedia Games
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December 17, 2014
09:40 EDTAPO21st Century Fox, Apollo Global complete joint venture transaction
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06:20 EDTAPOLeighton, certain Apollo funds to form 50:50 services investment partnership
Leighton Holdings announced it had entered a binding agreement with funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC to form a 50:50 investment partnership comprising the merged operations and maintenance services businesses of: Thiess Services which includes: Communications, Energy Solutions, Asset and Infrastructure Services, and Environmental Services; and Leighton Contractors Services which includes: Visionstream and Infrastructure Services. The details of the transaction are: A price which represents an enterprise value for 100% of the assets of A$1.075B, subject to certain adjustments; Approximately A$700M in cash proceeds which will reduce Leighton Holdings’ gearing by around 10 percentage points. The partnership is subject to customary regulatory approvals including Foreign Investment Review Board and New Zealand Overseas Investment Office approval.
December 16, 2014
17:37 EDTCGCarlyle Group puts ITS Technologies & Logistics up for sale, WSJ says
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09:59 EDTAPOOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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06:18 EDTAPOApollo Global upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup
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December 15, 2014
10:00 EDTAPO, CGOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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08:22 EDTAPOApollo Global initiated with an Underweight at Morgan Stanley
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08:19 EDTCGCarlyle Group initiated with an Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley
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December 14, 2014
15:23 EDTAPOApollo close to $8B leveraged buyout of PetSmart, Bloomberg says
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December 12, 2014
08:09 EDTAPOBofA/Merrill financial analysts hold an analyst/industry conference call
Banks Analyst Najarian, along with Capital Markets Analyst Carrier, Specialty Finance Analyst Bruce discuss the year ahead in Financials, covering the Banks, Capital Markets, Life and P/C Insurance, REIT, Specialty Finance and Canadian Banks/Life Insurance sectors on an Analyst/Industry conference call to be held on December 16 at 10 am.
December 9, 2014
06:33 EDTCGCarlyle Group acquires majority stake in Newgen KnowledgeWorks for $32.8M
The Carlyle Group has invested $32.8M to acquire a 54.85% stake in Chennai, India-based Newgen KnowledgeWorks Private Limited, a provider of publishing and technical services for many of the world’s largest and most prestigious publishers, particularly in the USA, the UK and Europe. Equity for the transaction comes from First Carlyle Ventures III, an investment fund advised by The Carlyle Group. Carlyle acquired the stake held by Franklin Templeton Private Equity Strategy, Aureos South Asia Fund and ePlanet Capital in Newgen. Carlyle had earlier invested in Newgen in 2004 and exited its investment in 2011.
December 8, 2014
11:58 EDTAPOApollo Global to host investor day
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