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December 27, 2012
07:42 EDTBX, FIG, CG, APO, KKRPE 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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April 15, 2014
08:19 EDTCGJohnson & Johnson sees deal to sell K-Y brand to Reckitt closing mid-year
Sees sees deal to sell K-Y brand to Reckitt Benckiser (RBGPF) closing mid-year. Says offer from Carlyle Group (CG) to acquire Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics expected to close mid-year. Comments from slides that will be presented on the Q1 earnings conference call.
07:49 EDTCGCarlyle co-CEO see more listed PE firms, focus on emerging markets, Reuters says
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April 14, 2014
08:31 EDTKKR, BXBlackstone and Goldman Sachs to acquire Ipreo from KKR
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07:20 EDTKKR, BXKKR to sell Ipreo to Blackstone, Goldman Sachs for $975M, Financial Times says
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April 11, 2014
07:02 EDTCGCarlyle Group names Jeff Holland as head of private client group
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April 10, 2014
11:23 EDTBXOptions with increasing implied volatility: CYTK BX
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09:16 EDTBXRentech announces $150M investment from Blackstone's GSO Capital
Rentech (RTK) announced that GSO Capital Partners LP, the credit investment arm of Blackstone (BX), will invest $150M in Rentech in the form of $100M of convertible preferred stock and a $50M term loan. The transactions closed on April 9. In connection with this investment, Blackstone/GSO appointed two members to Rentech’s Board of Directors: Douglas Ostrover, a senior managing director of Blackstone and co-founder of GSO Capital Partners, and Patrick Moore, the former chairman and chief executive officer of Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation, a paper-based packaging company with significant wood fibre operations. Rentech also announced a settlement with Concerned Rentech Shareholders, whereby CRS will approve an additional member to join Rentech’s Board of Directors and the board’s newly formed Finance Committee. Proceeds from Blackstone/GSO’s investment will fund identified growth opportunities in Rentech’s wood fibre processing business. Rentech also announced changes to its Board of Directors today: Douglas Ostrover, senior managing director of Blackstone and co-founder of GSO Capital Partners, has joined the board. Mr. Ostrover brings shareholder representation and significant finance experience. He has personally overseen GSO’s deployment of $65 billion of capital. Mr. Ostrover will be the chairman of the board’s Finance Committee. Blackstone/GSO appointed Patrick J. Moore, former chairman and chief executive officer of Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation, to the board.
09:06 EDTBXBlackstone reaches a financial closing for Ventika
Fisterra Energy, a company majority owned by funds managed by Blackstone (BX), and Blackstone Energy Partners, announced it has reached a financial closing for Ventika. Ventika will be located in the northeastern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon and is comprised of two 126 megawatt wind farms with total capacity of 252MW. Once completed the project will alleviate significant demands on Mexico’s existing power infrastructure, helping Mexico reduce pollution and CO2 emissions, and meet its target of achieving 35% renewable generation by 2025. The $650M project is being jointly developed by CEMEX (CX) and Fisterra Energy. This investment funds the installation of 84 Acciona AW-3000 wind turbine generators, each with a hub height of 120 meters and a nominal output of 3MW per turbine. Construction of the project, which is scheduled to be completed in FY16, is expected to generate approximately 1K jobs and more than 2K additional jobs in related industries.
07:49 EDTBX, APOApollo, EQT, Blackstone mull offers for Gas Natural unit, Bloomberg says
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06:41 EDTKKRGo Daddy hires Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan for IPO, NY Times says
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