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News For KCG;PSO;KKR;BX;FB From The Last 14 Days
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April 16, 2015
15:39 EDTFBFacebook volatility elevated into Q1 and outlook
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12:57 EDTBXEarnings Watch: Analyst sentiment positive ahead of GE's Q1 report
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12:37 EDTBXOn The Fly: Top stock stories at midday
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11:46 EDTFBStocks with call strike movement; FB BABA
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11:22 EDTBXBlackstone says company is 'in no way' at its peak
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09:18 EDTBXOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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08:03 EDTKKRKKR closes $1.34B direct lending fund
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07:06 EDTBXBlackstone reports Q1 ENI $1.37, consensus $1.04
Reports Q1 revenue $2.51B, consensus $2.04B. Says total AUM was up 14% y/y, with total AUM at $310.5B. Fee-earning AUM was $223.51B.
05:58 EDTFBIndian media groups back out of Facebook's Internet.org, Financial Times reports
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April 15, 2015
07:36 EDTKCGKCG Holdings reports March trade volumes
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07:24 EDTBXBlackstone April volatility elevated into Q1 and outlook
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06:18 EDTFBApple, Google, others doubling down on European operations, WSJ reports
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April 14, 2015
13:02 EDTKKR, BXFly Watch: Analyst expects strong Q1 results from private equity firms
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11:16 EDTFBCredit Suisse's top Internet picks
Credit Suisse's top large-cap Internet picks remain Amazon.com (AMZN) for operating margin expansion and normalizing International growth, Facebook (FB) for underestimated long-term monitization potential from growing new products, and Google (GOOGL) for a slowdown in capex and narrowing of the mobile-desktop monetization gap. The firm's top small-cap picks are LinkedIn (LNKD) for the ramp of Sales Navigator and acceleration of Marketing Solutions and Yelp (YELP) because of reduced churn and increasing mobile traffic growth and ARPU.
10:58 EDTFBStocks with call strike movement; FB BABA
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10:00 EDTKKRGroupon core business still key to valuation, says Piper Jaffray
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09:00 EDTFBFacebook price target raised to $80 from $72 at BMO Capital
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08:27 EDTKKRPrivate equity business model strong, results likely strong, says Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer's analyst says that private equity's business model is the best one he has seen in 30 years of following financial stocks. The firm expects most of the companies in the sector to report strong Q1 results, and predicts that investors will gain confidence in the sustainability of private equity firms' businesses. Oppenheimer identifies Crane (CR) and KKR (KKR) as its favorite names in the sector.
08:04 EDTKKRKKR names Luis Tellez as senior advisor
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07:28 EDTFBFacebook remains a top 2015 pick at JPMorgan
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07:00 EDTKKRKKR investor consortium close to deal to buy stake in Ticket Monster, WSJ says
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April 13, 2015
16:01 EDTFBOptions Update; April 13, 2015
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10:00 EDTPSOOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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06:32 EDTBXReal estate is a big part of Blackstone's business, NY Times says
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05:30 EDTPSOPearson downgraded to Underperform from Buy at Jefferies
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April 10, 2015
16:19 EDTBXStocks finish week higher as investors speculate jobs data could delay rate hike
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16:14 EDTBXOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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16:05 EDTFBOptions Update; April 10, 2015
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12:46 EDTBXOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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08:03 EDTBXExcel Trust to be acquired by Blackstone for $15.85 per share, or about $2B
Excel Trust (EXL) announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Blackstone Property Partners, under which Blackstone (BX) will acquire all outstanding shares of common stock of Excel Trust for $15.85 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $2B. The transaction has been unanimously approved by Excel Trust's board and represents a premium of nearly 15% over the company's closing stock price on April 9. In addition to the common stock dividend of 18c per share payable on April 15, Excel Trust intends to pay an additional common stock dividend in July, but, under the terms of the agreement, not for any quarter thereafter. Completion of the transaction, which is currently expected to occur in the second half of 2015. The transaction is not contingent on receipt of financing by Blackstone. In connection with the closing of the transaction, the parties intend that Excel Trust L.P.'s $75M of 4.40% Senior Series A Notes due 2020 and its $25M of 5.19% Senior Series B Notes due 2023 will be repaid. Excel Trust L.P.'s $250M of 4.625% Senior Notes due 2024 are intended to remain outstanding following the closing.
08:00 EDTBXExcel Trust to be acquired by Blackstone for $15.85 per share, or about $2B
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06:38 EDTBXBlackstone and Wells Fargo confirm acquisition of GE real estate assets
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06:35 EDTBXGE releases financial details of GE Capital assets sale
Approximately $16B of after-tax charges are expected to be recorded in the first quarter of 2015 in connection with the plan of which about $12B are non-cash. The charges include taxes on repatriated earnings, asset impairments due to shortened hold periods, and charges on businesses held for sale, including goodwill allocation. GE expects that the earnings impact of the GE Capital exits will be offset by the buyback over the exit period. GE has amended its income maintenance agreement to guarantee all tradable senior and subordinated debt securities and all commercial paper issued or guaranteed by GECC. The guarantee will replace the current income maintenance covenant. GE will maintain substantial liquidity and capital through the transition and does not expect to issue incremental GE Capital long-term debt for at least five years. Commercial paper will be further reduced to approximately $5 billion by the end of 2015.
06:34 EDTBXGeneral Electric to sell most of GE Capital assets for approximately $26.5B
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06:34 EDTBXBlackstone Mortgage to acquire $4.6B loan portfolio from GE Capital
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06:34 EDTBXBlackstone Mortgage to acquire $4.6B loan portfolio from GE Capital
06:31 EDTBXGeneral Electric to sell most of GE Capital assets for approximately $26.5B
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April 9, 2015
18:11 EDTKKRUniCredit, KKR, Intesa to pool together restructured loans, Reuters says
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16:17 EDTBXOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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13:38 EDTBXGE close to selling real estate holdings, WSJ reports
General Electric (GE) is close to selling its real estate holdings to Blackstone (BX) and Wells Fargo (WFC), Wall Street Journal reports, citing people familiar with the matter. The portfolio has $30B in holdings, the Journal adds. Shares of GE moved up 25c to $25.26 following the report. Reference Link
06:26 EDTFBFacebook launches Messenger for Web browsers
Facebook has launched a Web version of Messenger. Users can access the product at Messenger.com. Reference Link
April 8, 2015
12:36 EDTFBGoogle, Facebook not discussing Twitter buyout, Re/code reports
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10:58 EDTBXBlackstone inactivity may lend credibility to Hilton report, says Wells Fargo
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08:58 EDTKKRKKR to surrender part of Maxeda, seeks $217M writeoff, Bloomberg says
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08:57 EDTBXBlackstone talks to buy Colombia mines blocked by arbitrator, Reuters reports
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08:42 EDTFBLivePerson should benefit from Facebook move, says Roth Capital
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08:02 EDTBXChinese investors rumored to ask Blackstone about Hilton stake, Daily Mail says
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07:13 EDTBXBlackstone, Corsair could take stake in First Eagle, Reuters reports
Blackstone and Corsair, two private equity firms, are in talks to buy a stake in First Eagle Investment Management, sources tell Reuters. The negotiations, which could value First Eagle at about $4B including debt, are ongoing and expected to continue "for weeks," the sources say. Reference Link
April 7, 2015
16:00 EDTFBOptions Update; April 7, 2015
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06:00 EDTFBTurkey restores access to YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, FT reports
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April 6, 2015
20:07 EDTFBFacebook sued for facial biometric data collection, BI says
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10:01 EDTBXWeather Channel's core buiness facing 'major' threat, WSJ reports
The Weather Channel, which is owned by a consortium made up of NBCUniversal (CMCSA) and private equity firms Bain Capital and The Blackstone Group (BX), was dropped last month from Verizon's (VZ) FiOS TV service, and now the channel's backers are preparing for the possibility of being dropped by Dish Network (DISH), sources tell The Wall Street Journal. Though The Weather Channel is facing a "major" threat to its core business, the fees it collects from the pay-TV providers, the sources say that no formal sale by the company's owners is under way. Reference Link
06:03 EDTFBUber hires Facebook's Joe Sullivan as Chief Security Officer
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April 5, 2015
16:56 EDTFBEU considers major probe into Internet platforms, WSJ says
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