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April 14, 2014
08:31 EDTKKR, BX, GSBlackstone and Goldman Sachs to acquire Ipreo from KKR
Ipreo announced the signing of a definitive agreement to be acquired by private equity funds managed by Blackstone (BX) and by the Goldman Sachs (GS) Merchant Banking Division. The sponsors are acquiring the business from affiliates of KKR (KKR), who will retain a minority ownership stake in the business. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
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July 30, 2014
08:49 EDTBXBlackstone has strong momentum across all metrics, says Argus
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July 29, 2014
09:38 EDTGSGoldman may expand metal warehousing into China, Reuters says
Seeing a potential opportunity after a Chinese trading firm allegedly fraudulently used a single cargo of metal as collateral for multiple loans, Goldman Sachs' metals warehousing unit is exploring its first entry into China's market, reported Reuters, citing sources. Reference Link
July 28, 2014
07:36 EDTKKRKKR to invest in Preferred Sands
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06:47 EDTBXBlackstone purchases tower from Brookfield for $543M, Bloomberg says
Blackstone (BX) acquired a 330K square-foot office tower in London's financial district for $543M from Brookfield Property Partners (BPY), according to Bloomberg, citing a joint statement from both companies. Reference Link]:[http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-07-28/blackstone-buys-543-million-london-office-tower-from-brookfield.html]
July 27, 2014
16:14 EDTGSGoldman close to settling FHFA suit on faulty mortgage claims, Bloomberg says
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July 25, 2014
11:13 EDTBXBlackstone in discussions to acquire 8 building in Italy, Bloomberg says
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07:57 EDTKKRRBS says private equity investment in Ulster possible, Reuters reports
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July 24, 2014
16:38 EDTGSJames Schiro retires from the board of Goldman Sachs due to health reasons
The board of The Goldman Sachs Group announced that James Schiro, lead director and chair of the board’s corporate governance, nominating and public responsibilities committee, has retired from the board in order to undergo treatment after a diagnosis of multiple myeloma.
08:30 EDTBX, KKRCarlyle may be last firm in rigging suit as peers near settlement, NY Post says
Carlyle Group (CG) may soon be the only private equity firm left to settle a suit that accused it and several of its peers of conspiring to hold down deal prices and one source close to the situation said “my expectation is there will be a trial,” according to The New York Post. Bain Capital, Silver Lake and Goldman Sachs (GS) previously settled for a combined $150.5M and KKR (KKR), Blackstone (BX) and TPG Capital are expected to settle for an amount above that "within days," the report said. Reference Link
08:05 EDTKKRKKR reports Q2 ENI 62c, consensus 65c
Reports Q2 revenue $249.37M, consensus $289.21M. Book value was $10.4B on a total reportable segment basis as of June 30, or $12.52 per adjusted unit. Assets under management and fee paying assets under management totaled $98B and $79.7B as of June 30, respectively.
July 23, 2014
08:01 EDTBXBlackstone acquires majority stake in Service King Collision Repair Centers
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07:45 EDTBXSEC to approve money fund rules with exemptions for discount brokers, WSJ says
New money-market mutual fund rules that are expected to be approved at a Securities and Exchange Commission meeting on Wednesday will exempt discount brokers like Charles Schwab (SCHW) from some provisions, reported The Wall Street Journal. Under the SEC's planned rules, "prime" money funds that are held by corporations and institutional investors will have to abandon a fixed $1-a-share price and float in value like other mutual funds, according to the report, citing people familiar with the matter. Analysts said Schwab and other large money-fund sponsors, Vanguard and Fidelity, would do well under the plan, according to the report. Blackstone (BX) also offers money-market mutual funds. Reference Link
July 22, 2014
15:49 EDTBXBlackstone to buy majority stake in Service King from Carlyle, WSJ says
Blackstone's (BX) purchase from Carlyle Group (CG) of the majority stake in the repair chain values the company at about $650M, according to The Wall Street Journal, citing a source. Reference Link
14:25 EDTBXBlackstone to buy majority stake in Service King from Carlyle, Dow says
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06:34 EDTGSGoldman, others close to $2B Huarong agreement, Reuters says
Goldman Sachs and other private equity firms such as Warburg Pincus, Khazanah Nasional, CITIC Group, China International Capital, Fosun Group and COFCO are nearing an agreement to purchase up to a 20% stake in China Huarong Asset Management for approximately $2B, according to Reuters, citing people familiar with the matter. Reference Link
July 21, 2014
06:47 EDTGSGoldman signs preliminary agreement with Socar unit, Reuters says
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July 18, 2014
16:47 EDTGSMarket ends week higher as earnings, M&A offset geopolitical tensions
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13:02 EDTGSGoldman, JPMorgan ready with $25B bridge loan for Time Warner takeover by Fox
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07:14 EDTKKR, BXBlackstone, KKR, TPG discussing deal collusion suit settlement, Reuters says
Blackstone (BX), KKR (KKR) and TPG Capital are in discussions to settle a U.S. case accusing the firms of conspiring not to outbid one another and other buyout companies on takeovers of firms, according to Reuters, citing two people familiar with the matter. If all three companies settled, the Carlyle Group (CG) would be the only private equity company still up against a trial among 11 firms originally accused of colluding in agreements before the financial crisis occurred. Reference Link
06:21 EDTGSCTW Investment asks SEC to probe Walgreen's meetings, NY Post says
CTW Investment Group has asked the SEC to investigate private meetings that top Walgreen (WAG) executives held with investors to reincorporate overseas for tax reasons, reports the New york Post. The pension advisor is raising questions about whether Walgreen's meetings with Goldman Sachs (GS), Jana Partners, Och-Ziff and Corvex broke fair disclosure rules. Reference Link
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