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November 12, 2012
06:23 EDTSCHW, KKRKKR & Co. launches funds aimed at private investors, FT reports
KKR (KKR) is launching two investment funds that will be distributed to individuals by U.S. brokerage Charles Schwab (SCHW), the Financial Times reports. Reference Link
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October 2, 2015
13:26 EDTSCHWBanks, brokers slide as weak jobs report pushes out rate hike
Shares of banks and brokers are sliding after a weak jobs report pushed out the probability of near-term rate hike. WHAT'S NEW: Friday morning, the Labor Department reported that the U.S. economy added only 142,000 jobs in September compared to economists expectations of 203,000. The Labor Department's September jobs report strengthened the argument that the Fed will not raise rates in October, and even lessened the probability of a December rate hike. An increase in interest rates would let banks and brokers benefit from higher spreads on deposits. PRICE ACTION: Shares of Bank of America (BAC), Citigroup (C), Goldman Sachs (GS), JPMorgan (JPM), Morgan Stanley (MS), U.S. Bancorp (USB), and Wells Fargo (WFC) are all declining despite a rebound in the broad market. OTHERS TO WATCH: Shares of online brokers, including TD Ameritrade (AMTD), Charles Schwab (SCHW), E*TRADE (ETFC), and Interactive Brokers (IBKR) are also lower in afternoon trading.
October 1, 2015
08:00 EDTSCHWSecurity Traders Association to hold a conference
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September 25, 2015
16:43 EDTKKRKKR no longer holds stake in Smucker, lost right to designate board observer
On September 21, The J. M. Smucker Company (SJM) entered into an underwriting agreement, dated as of September 21, with Blue Holdings and Morgan Stanley with respect to a registered underwritten public offering of 8.28M shares of the company's common shares, to be sold by the selling shareholder. The common shares sold by the selling shareholder represent 100% of the ownership interests attributable to affiliates of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR). The secondary offering was completed on September 25. Upon completion of the secondary offering, KKR ceased to be the beneficial owner of any of the common shares and lost its right to designate a board observer.
September 22, 2015
17:56 EDTKKRKKR backs E&P team to launch Trans European Oil & Gas
KKR announced earlier that it will back Roland Wessel, Colin Judd and Melvyn Horgan, founders and former management team of Star Energy, to launch Trans European Oil & Gas Limited. "Trans European Oil & Gas intends to build a portfolio of conventional onshore oil and gas properties in proven hydrocarbon plays in Europe, and apply its extensive experience in enhanced oil recovery techniques to optimize production," said KKR. The investment in Trans European Oil & Gas will be made primarily by the KKR European Fund IV.
September 21, 2015
06:55 EDTKKRKKR, Hellman & Friedman eyeing Petco deal, NY Post reports
KKR (KKR) and Hellman & Friedman are "sniffing out" Petco for a potential acquisition, the New York Post reports. The firms made preliminary offers for the company last week and are viewed as the strongest bidders, the report says. Rival PetSmart (PETM) is also pursuing a deal, the report adds. Reference Link

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