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July 3, 2014
06:00 EDTLAZ, KKR, EVR, BXSEC looking into buyout firm commissions, WSJ reports
The SEC is looking into commissions that buyout firms such as KKR (KKR) and Blackstone (BX) receive for helping their companies get into group-purchasing programs, Wall Street Journal reports. The SEC is concerned that fund investors are unaware of the fees earned by buyout firms, the paper adds. Reference Link
News For KKR;BX;EVR;LAZ From The Last 14 Days
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January 26, 2015
10:23 EDTBXBlackstone announces sale of Gold Fields House in Sydney
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07:55 EDTBXBlackstone to sell Sydney office building to Dalian Wanda, Reuters reports
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January 23, 2015
16:55 EDTEVRMarket ends week higher after ECB announces bond purchase plan
Stocks finished higher for the week after the European Central Bank unveiled a larger than expected bond buying plan and earnings season in the U.S. picked up steam. MACRO NEWS: The European Central Bank announced that it would buy EUR 60B of government and private bonds per month through September 2016. Reports before the ECB's official announcement had suggested that the central bank would buy EUR 50B of bonds per month... On a negative note, the International Monetary Fund cut its 2015 global growth outlook to 3.5% from 3.8%... U.S. economic data was mixed, as weekly jobless claims and sales of existing homes in December were worse than expected, but the index of leading economic indicators and new housing permits for December came in above the consensus outlook. COMPANY NEWS: Netflix (NFLX), Starbucks (SBUX), firearm maker Smith & Wesson (SWHC), and Southwest Airlines (LUV) were among the companies whose stocks rose following their results and guidance. On the other side of the ledger, Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), IT management solution provider CA Technologies (CA), UPS (UPS), and application delivery networking products maker F5 Networks (FFIV) were among the companies that fell after they reported their earnings or updated their financial outlooks... M&A reports moved a number of stocks this week. The Financial Post reported that Samsung (SSNLF) had hired investment bank Evercore (EVR) to evaluate a purchase of the troubled Canadian company. Samsung is still considering purchasing BlackBerry (BBRY), the newspaper added. However, Canada's BNN reported that Evercore said that Samsung has not been a recent client of theirs and that they prepare ideas "routinely" on their "own accord." Avon (AVP) has held talks about a potential sale to private equity firm TPG Capital, dealReporter stated. Bloomberg reported that online travel agency Orbitz Worldwide (OWW) is working with an adviser to contact potential buyers and has drawn interest from private-equity funds and other Internet companies... DreamWorks Animation (DWA) tumbled after announcing a new strategic plan that will see it cut its feature production from three films per year down to two and axe about 500 jobs. INDEXES: For the week, the Dow dipped 0.37% to 17,672.60, the Nasdaq rose 1.14% to 4,757.88, and the S&P gained 0.34% to 2,051.82.
09:38 EDTBXBlackstone acquires 160,000 SQM of logistics assets in Germany
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January 22, 2015
14:52 EDTEVREvercore says Samsung not a recent client, BBN reports
Evercore (EVR) tells BNN that Samsung (SSNLF) has not been a recent client of theirs and that they prepare ideas "routinely" on their "own accord," said BNN's Amber Kanwar on Twitter. Reference Link
07:26 EDTKKRKKR issues some refunds after SEC findings, WSJ says
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05:36 EDTKKRKKR acquires Trainline, details not disclosed
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January 20, 2015
11:52 EDTKKRKKR seeks $3B for distressed fund targeting oil companies, Asia, Bloomberg says
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10:27 EDTBXSources: Blackstone to buy 36 apartment properties for $1.7B, Bloomberg reports
According to two sources, Blackstone will acquire 36 apartment properties across the U.S. that are being sold by Praedium Group for about $1.7B, Bloomberg reports. The properties, which contain about 11,000 apartments, are located in Washington, D.C., Boston, California and other cities. Reference Link
January 15, 2015
16:22 EDTBXNewStar Financial reports increase in loan orginations
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January 13, 2015
10:00 EDTEVROn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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09:04 EDTBXBlackstone announces investment in Market Data Insights
Blackstone announced an investment in Market Data Insights LLC, a services firm that specializes in providing market data management solutions to financial services firms.
06:41 EDTKKRKKR, DIC partner to establish German Estate Group
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06:12 EDTEVREvercore Partners upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman
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