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December 27, 2012
07:42 EDTKKR, CG, BX, APO, FIGPE firms using more debt to fund acquisitions, FT reports
The amount of cash that U.S. private equity groups are putting into large acquisitions has fallen to just 33% this quarter, representing a five-year low, and the groups are also using the strong debt market to pay themselves more in special dividends this year than at any time since 2007, according to Financial Times, citing data from Thomson Reuters and Dealogic. Reference Link
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July 22, 2014
15:49 EDTCG, BXBlackstone 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 EDTCG, BXBlackstone to buy majority stake in Service King from Carlyle, Dow says
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July 18, 2014
07:14 EDTCG, KKR, 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
July 17, 2014
07:27 EDTBXBlackstone buys CatalunyaCaixa loan portfolio
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07:13 EDTBXBlackstone reports total assets under management of $279B
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07:11 EDTBXBlackstone reports Q2 EPS $1.15, consensus 71c
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07:11 EDTBXBlackstone buys Catalunya Banc mortgage portfolio for $5B, Reuters says
Blackstone has purchased a large mortgage portfolio from Spain's Catalunya Banc for $5B in an agreement backed by fresh state funds as the government aims to sell the firm, reported Reuters. Reference Link
July 16, 2014
11:28 EDTKKRLeon Cooperman gives 12 stock picks at CNBC conference
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11:16 EDTKKRCooperman lists Actavis, Citigroup, KKR among top-picks, CNBC says
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07:10 EDTBXBlackstone, Oaktree strive for Catalunya mortgage portfolio, Reuters says
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06:50 EDTKKRKKR co-founders could eventually be replaced by Nuttal, Bae, Reuters says
KKR co-founders Henry Kravis and George Roberts have noted they plan to stay at the firm for at least five more years, but Scott Nuttall and Joseph Bae are surfacing as the most likely people to fill those positions eventually, according to Reuters, citing sources. The sources said that both Kravis and Roberts have kept details of the succession plan a secret even within the company. Reference Link
July 15, 2014
07:09 EDTKKRKKR, PEP to make joint $1B offer for SAI, Reuters says
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July 14, 2014
14:58 EDTKKRKKR mulls sale of German telco Versatel, WSJ says
Private equity firm KKR (KKR) is thinking about selling its German telecommunications company Versatel GmbH, says the Wall Street Journal. If a sale process is initiated it may open the door to bids from UK's Vodafone (VOD) or potentially Telefónica (TEF), added the Wall Street Journal. Reference Link
06:30 EDTKKRKKR to acquire minority stakes in Swiss internet shopping sites, WSJ reports
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06:02 EDTKKRKKR acquires 25% interest in BlackGold Capital Management
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05:43 EDTKKRKKR, Ringier partner to invest in growth of Ringier
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July 11, 2014
08:19 EDTAPOApollo Global valuation attractive after pullback, says BMO Capital
After meeting with Apollo Global's CFO, BMO Capital is upbeat about the company's outlook. The firm expects the company's credit business to be a growth driver for years to come, although its private equity business is expected to show very slow growth, according to BMO Capital. The firm raised its price target on the shares to $36 from $35 and keeps an Outperform rating,
06:50 EDTBXFriends Life disposes Lombard division to Blackstone, Reuters says
Friends Life announced that it sold its Lombard division to Blackstone for an initial consideration of $532M and said it will use a portion of the proceeds to buy-back shares, according to Reuters, citing a statement from Friends Life CEO Andy Briggs. The agreement is anticipated to be finalized in 2H14. Reference Link
July 10, 2014
11:21 EDTAPO, CGInternational Game Technology rises as GTECH reportedly prepares bid
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06:46 EDTKKRKKR aims for joint offer for SAI Global with PEP, Reuters says
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