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April 15, 2012
15:52 EDTKKR, RIO, BHPKKR interested in Rio and BHP diamond assets, Mineweb says
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co (KKR) is said to be among the bidders for both BHP's (BHP) and Rio Tinto's (RIO) diamond assets as a perceived shortfall of diamonds is seen in the coming years, says Mineweb. Reference Link
News For KKR;BHP;RIO From The Last 14 Days
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March 30, 2015
06:32 EDTBHPBHP Billiton upgraded to Outperformer from Sector Performer at CIBC
March 29, 2015
15:58 EDTRIORio says previous proposals on Oyu Tolgoi 'best and final offer,' Reuters says
Rio Tinto is in talks with the Mongolia government on the details of its restarting operations at its Oyu Tolgoi mining operations, says Reuters. Rio's CEO Sam Walsh said proposals made to the Mongolian government by Rio Tinto last November to restart the long-delayed Oyu Tolgoi copper mine were the firm's "best and final offer" and won't be changed, added Reuters. Reference Link
March 26, 2015
08:56 EDTRIORio Tinto CEO dismisses iron ore quota plan, Reuters says
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08:35 EDTRIORio Tinto set to cut 'at least' 1,500 jobs, Sky News reports
According to Sky News, Rio Tinto will cut "at least" 1,500 jobs as it struggles with a decline in global commodity prices. According to the report, a "substantial portion" of the jobs will be cut at the company's London headquarters, and the bulk of the planned reductions will occur at Rio's operations in Western Australia. CEO Sam Walsh last month announced a reorganization focused on "streamlining its product groups and corporate functions as part of the continued focus on efficiency and costs." Reference Link
March 23, 2015
09:34 EDTRIOIAMGOLD to sell Diavik Diamond royalty to Sandstorm Gold for $56.8M
AMGOLD (IAG) announced that it has completed an agreement with Sandstorm Gold (SAND) to sell the Company's gross proceeds royalty over property in Lac de Gras in the Northwest Territories, Canada, including property constituting the Diavik Diamond Mine. The Diavik Diamond Mine is owned, under an unincorporated joint venture structure, 60% by Diavik Diamond Mines, a subsidiary of Rio Tinto (RIO), and 40% by Dominion Diamond Diavik Limited Partnership, a subsidiary of Dominion Diamond (DDC). The Diavik Diamond Royalty is being sold for total proceeds of $56.8M, comprised of $52.5M cash on closing and three million five-year warrants exercisable after initial production from the Diavik Diamond Mine's A21 pipe at an exercise price of $4.50, valued at $4.3 million based on the Company's internal valuation methodology.
09:33 EDTRIOSandstorm Gold acquires royalty on Diavik diamon mine operated by Rio Tinto
Sandstorm Gold (SAND) announced that the company has acquired a 1% gross proceeds royalty over property in Lac de Gras in the Northwest Territories, Canada, including property constituting the Diavik Diamond Mine operated by Rio Tinto (RIO). Sandstorm acquired the Diavik Mine Royalty from IAMGOLD Corporation for $52.5M in cash and 3M warrants of Sandstorm. The warrants have a 5 year term, a strike price of $4.50 per Sandstorm common share and will be exercisable following initial production from the Diavik Mine's A21 pipe.
06:06 EDTKKRAres Management, GE Capital invests in package supporting KKR acquisition
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March 19, 2015
15:46 EDTKKRKKR, CVC near deal for majority of Philips lighting unit, Bloomberg says
Private equity firms KKR (KKR) and CVC Capital Partners are nearing a deal that could be announced as soon as next week to buy 80% of Philips' (PHG) lighting components unit, with Philips retaining the remaining stake, reported Bloomberg, citing people with knowledge of the matter. The firms' bid values the whole of the business at about $2.7B, the sources told Bloomberg. Reference Link
15:19 EDTKKRKKR, CVC near bid for 80% of Philips lighting components unit, Bloomberg says
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March 18, 2015
08:25 EDTKKRSamson near deal for covenant breach waiver, NY Post says
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08:10 EDTKKRAres Management names Michael McFerran as CFO
Ares Management, L.P. (ARES) announced that it has appointed Michael R. McFerran as Executive VP, CFO and Treasurer, effective March 23. McFerran will assume firm-wide CFO and Treasurer responsibilities. McFerran was previously a Managing Director at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. (KKR) where he served as the CFO of KKRís credit business and was the COO and CFO of KKR Financial Holdings LLC (KFN). Daniel F. Nguyen, Ares Managementís current CFO and Treasurer, will remain with Ares as CFO of the Ares Private Equity and Tradable Credit Groups and will continue his involvement with firm M&A activities. The CFO roles for each of the other two Ares investment groups, Direct Lending and Real Estate, will continue to be filled by Penni Roll and Tae-Sik Yoon, respectively. In addition, Roll will continue as CFO of Ares Capital Corporation (ARCC) and Yoon will continue as CFO of Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation (ACRE).
06:42 EDTKKRUxin raises $170M from KKR, Baidu, others, WSJ says
Chinese used car auctioneer Uxin has raised $170M from backers including KKR (KKR) and Baidu (BIDU), reports the Wall Street Journal. Uxin will primarily use the fund to expand its business-to-consumer operations to complete with rivals Bitauto (BITA) and Autohome (ATHM). Reference Link
March 17, 2015
13:14 EDTBHPBHP Billiton upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup
07:53 EDTKKRMatson American Eagle Jack Henry named triple play at Oppenheimer
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05:51 EDTBHPBHP Billiton's South32 demerger to cost $738M
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March 16, 2015
10:02 EDTRIO, BHPOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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09:30 EDTKKRConsortium wants to securitize $5.3B of debt from GE Capital, Reuters says
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09:07 EDTBHPBHP Billiton downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at HSBC
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08:10 EDTRIORio Tinto downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at HSBC
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07:25 EDTKKRChinese consortium enters Philips auction, Reuters says
A consortium consisting of Lattice Power, GSR Ventures, and Temasek has placed a last-minute bid in the auction for Philips' (PHG) lighting components business, reports Reuters, citing two sources familiar with the matter. The sources also said the CVC and KKR (KKR) consortium tabled their potentially leading bid. Philips will enter exclusive talks with the winner early next week. Reference Link

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