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March 22, 2013
14:09 EDTLIFE, DHR, TMO, BX, CGPE firms dropping out of bidding for Life Technologies, Bloomberg says
The odds are growing that if Life Technologies (LIFE) is sold it will be to either Danaher (DHR) or Thermo Fisher (TMO) as private equity firms drop out of the bidding, according to Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the process. KKR (KKR), which was part of a group of bidders, has withdrawn from the process, as has TPG, which was bidding along with Blackstone Group (BX), Carlyle Group (CG), and Temasek Holdings, the report said. Reference Link
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July 18, 2014
07:14 EDTCG, 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
10:00 EDTTMOOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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09:02 EDTTMOThermo Fisher to sell Cole-Palmer to GTCR for $480M in cash
Thermo Fisher Scientific has signed a definitive agreement to sell its Cole-Parmer channel business to private equity firm GTCR, LLC for $480M in cash. Thermo Fisher anticipates closing the transaction in Q3, subject to customary closing conditions and applicable regulatory approvals. The company expects an immaterial impact to 2014 adjusted EPS and will update annual guidance in its Q2 earnings release on July 23.
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
06:21 EDTTMOThermo Fisher initiated with a Buy at Citigroup
Target $137.
06:18 EDTDHRDanaher narrows FY14 EPS view to $3.67-$3.72, consensus $3.75
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06:18 EDTDHRDanaher sees Q3 EPS 86c-89c, consensus 93c
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06:04 EDTDHRDanaher reports Q2 EPS 95c, consensus 94c
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July 16, 2014
16:05 EDTDHRDanaher to acquire Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics' clinical microbiology unit
Beckman Coulter, an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Danaher Corporation (DHR), announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase the clinical microbiology business of Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics (SIEGY). The microbiology business operates with an installed base of over 6,000 instruments globally. The transaction is expected to close in 1Q15.
15:27 EDTDHRNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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14:01 EDTDHRDanaher technical comments before earnings
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11:28 EDTTMOLeon Cooperman gives 12 stock picks at CNBC conference
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07:10 EDTBXBlackstone, Oaktree strive for Catalunya mortgage portfolio, Reuters says
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July 11, 2014
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 EDTCGInternational Game Technology rises as GTECH reportedly prepares bid
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July 9, 2014
10:02 EDTCGOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: Advanced Energy (AEIS) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Dougherty... Apollo Global (APO) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup... Artisan Partners (APAM) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup... Autoliv (ALV) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Nordea... BNP Paribas (BNPQY) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan... BP (BP) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank... Carlyle Group (CG) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup... Coach (COH) downgraded at Buckingham... Cummins (CMI) downgraded to Buy from Conviction Buy at Goldman... Garmin (GRMN) downgraded to Underperform from Sector Perform at Pacific Crest... Gigamon (GIMO) downgraded to Buy from Strong Buy at Needham... International Paper (IP) downgraded at RBC Capital... Louisiana-Pacific (LPX) downgraded at RBC Capital... Marvell (MRVL) downgraded to Underperform from Perform at Oppenheimer... McGraw Hill Financial (MHFI) downgraded to Market Perform at Raymond James... Moody's (MCO) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Raymond James... Plum Creek Timber (PCL) downgraded at RBC Capital... Potash (POT) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan... RGS Energy (RGSE) downgraded at Cowen... Taminco (TAM) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup... Total (TOT) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Societe Generale... Unilever (UN) downgraded to Reduce from Neutral at Nomura... VMware (VMW) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo... Vectren (VVC) downgraded to Hold from Buy at KeyBanc.
06:19 EDTCGCarlyle Group downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup
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