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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.
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July 1, 2015
18:59 EDTCGCarlyle Group in talks for 37% stake in Metropolis Health, Times of India says
Carlyle Group is in advanced discussions to purchase a 37% stake in Metropolis Healthcare for RS900 crore, reports Times of India, citing people directly familiar with the matter. Sources said a deal could be reached within the next few weeks. Reference Link
10:09 EDTSGMSHigh option volume stocks
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08:40 EDTIGTBofA/Merrill's Top 10 US Ideas for Q3
BofA/Merrill published its Top 10 U.S. Ideas Quarterly for Q3 that identifies companies it sees having significant catalysts in the next three months. The list includes eight Buys and two Underperforms. The Buys are Applied Materials (AMAT), Boise Cascade (BCC), Burlington Stores (BURL), Comcast (CMCSA), Comerica (CMA), Eli Lilly (LLY), Facebook (FB), and International Game (IGT). The Underperforms are BlackBerry (BBRY) and PBF Energy (PBF).
June 30, 2015
06:18 EDTAPOSumitomo Mitsui close to deal to buy GE's European PE finance unit, WSJ reports
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June 29, 2015
06:07 EDTCGBMW, Macquarie expected to bid for ANZ Banking unit, Reuters reports
According to a source familiar of the situation, BMW and Macquarie Group are among the companies expected to make a bid for Australia and New Zealand Banking Group's car and equipment loan book, Reuters reports. Additionally, buyout firms Carlyle (CG), Blackstone (BX) and TPG have requested information memorandums for the sale. The unit could fetch more than the $6.35B book value of the loans, the source says. Reference Link
June 28, 2015
17:44 EDTCGCarlyle Group to invest $120M in Shanghai ANE Logistics
The Carlyle Group announced that it has agreed to invest approximately $120M into Shanghai ANE Logistics. The transaction is expected to close in Q3. Equity for the transaction will come from Carlyle Asia Partners IV.
June 25, 2015
14:27 EDTAPOCapital One, Apollo, Ares, Ventas bid for GE healthcare lender, Bloomberg says
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June 23, 2015
10:19 EDTAPOReno shoe chain hires bankers to explore sale, Reuters reports
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June 22, 2015
10:06 EDTSGMSHigh option volume stocks
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10:00 EDTIGTOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: Akebia (AKBA) initiated with an Outperform at JMP Securities... Barracuda Networks (CUDA) initiated with a Buy at Summit Research... BioLineRx (BLRX) initiated with an Outperform at JMP Securities... Cabela's (CAB) initiated with an Outperform at Barrington... Chemours (CC) initiated with a Buy at Jefferies... Communications Sales & Leasing (CSAL) initiated with an Overweight at JPMorgan... E.W. Scripps (SSP) initiated with a Hold at Evercore ISI... EQT Corporation (EQT) reinstated with an Overweight at Barclays... EQT GP (EQGP) initiated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse... EQT Midstream Partners (EQM) initiated with a Buy at Deutsche Bank... Eagle Pharmaceuticals (EGRX) initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital... Energen (EGN) initiated with a Buy at KLR Group... Ignyta (RXDX) initiated with an Overweight at Piper Jaffray... International Game (IGT) initiated with a Buy at BofA/Merrill... Leju (LEJU) initiated with an Overweight at Barclays... Micron (MU) initiated with an Outperform at Cowen... People's Utah Bancorp (PUB) initiated with a Buy at DA Davidson... SouFun (SFUN) initiated with an Overweight at Barclays... Turquoise Hill (TRQ) initiated with an Outperform at BMO Capital.
09:20 EDTIGTInternational Game initiated with a Buy at BofA/Merrill
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07:55 EDTCGSotherly Hotels agrees to acquire remaining interest in Crowne Plaza Hollywood
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June 21, 2015
19:55 EDTCGCarlyle Group commits up to $500M to Magna Energy
The Carlyle Group announced that it is committing an equity line up to $500M in Magna Energy, an upstream oil and gas company. Magna is targeting the building of acreage positions in the Indian subcontinent, with the objective of creating a full-cycle oil and gas company through acquisitions and local licensing rounds. Magna’s primary focus will be development and production with a secondary focus on exploration, said Carlyle.
June 19, 2015
13:50 EDTCGDuff & Phelps explores sale, Reuters reports
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June 18, 2015
09:34 EDTAPOApollo Global management to meet with Oppenheimer
Meetings to be held in the Mid-Atlantic area on June 24 and in the Southeast on June 25 hosted by Oppenheimer.
June 17, 2015
07:02 EDTSGMSScientific Games to provide electronic gaming machines to Oregon Lottery
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06:09 EDTIGTInternational Game provides Penn National with content, cabinets
International Game Technology (IGT) announced that it will provide Penn National (PENN) with a wide selection of new IGT content and cabinets, including more than 400 IGT games and the largest placements of the new IGT CrystalDual and S3000 cabinets at any location in the United States to date, for the new Plainridge Park Casino in Plainville, MA.

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