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March 22, 2013
14:09 EDTCG, DHR, BX, LIFE, TMOPE 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 KKR (KKR), which was part of a group of bidders, has withdrawn from the process, as has TPG, which was bidding along with Blackstone Group (BX), Carlyle Group (CG), and Temasek Holdings, the report said.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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September 2, 2015
16:28 EDTBXBlackstone invests in PMI Group
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07:11 EDTDHRHoneywell bucks trend by being rewarded for staying diversified, WSJ says
With rivals large and small, from General Electric (GE) to Danaher (DHR) to Johnson Controls (JCI), breaking up, Honeywell (HON) has been rewarded by investors for bucking the trend and remaining a diversified conglomerate, said The Wall Street Journal. In the thirteen years under current CEO Dave Cote, Honeywell has added about $12B in annual sales via 84 acquisitions, while its 194% gain is more than twice the S&P 500 increase over the same period, the report noted. Reference Link
06:13 EDTCGTesco selects MBK as preferred bidder for South Korean unit, Reuters says
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August 31, 2015
09:26 EDTDHRDanaher completes acquisition of Pall Corp.
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07:04 EDTCGCarlyle Group agrees to acquire Blyth for $98M
Carlyle Group (CG) and Blyth (BTH) announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Carlyle Group will acquire all of Blyth's outstanding shares of common stock in a transaction valuing Blyth at $98M, equating to $6.00 per share, which represents a premium of approximately 105% over the closing price of Blyth common stock on Friday, August 28 and a premium of 65% over Blyth's 30-day average share price as of such date. The transaction has been unanimously approved by Blyth's board and will be completed by means of a tender offer followed by a merger. Under the terms of the definitive agreement, an affiliate of Carlyle Group will commence a tender offer for all of Blyth's outstanding shares of common stock at $6.00 per share in cash. The tender offer is conditioned on Blyth's stockholders tendering at least a majority of Blyth's outstanding shares in the tender offer, early termination or expiration of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act and other customary closing conditions. The acquisition is expected to close in Q4. The financing for the transaction will come from Carlyle Equity Opportunity Fund, a $1.1B U.S. middle-market buyout fund. Robert B. Goergen, Blyth's chairman of the board, and Robert Goergen, Jr., Blyth's president and CEO, who beneficially own approximately 38% of Blyth's outstanding shares of common stock, have committed to support the tender offer.
07:02 EDTCGCarlyle Group agrees to acquire Blyth for $98M
August 30, 2015
21:43 EDTCGCarlyle Group explores sale of Landmark Aviation for $1.7B, Reuters says
Carlyle Group has been exploring a sale of Landmark Aviation in a deal that could be valued as high as $1.7B, Reuters reported Friday, citing people familiar with the matter. Sources said Carlyle initially considered a public listing, but began considering an outright sale over the last few months. Reference Link
August 28, 2015
07:31 EDTCGCarlyle in takeover talks with Innovation Group, Sky News reports
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07:12 EDTDHRWilliam Blair names 21 stocks best positioned for volatile markets
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06:56 EDTCGCarlyle has little luck with hedge funds, WSJ reports
Carlyle Group has often seen the hazards of running hedge funds, with its Carlyle Capital fund becoming a harbinger for the 2008 financial crisis and its Blue Wave Partners hedge fund ending abruptly a few months later, the New York Times says. As recently as last week, the company announced that its credit-focused hedge fund Claren Road Asset Management faced roughly $2B in investor redemption requests, the report says. Though the company makes money in its core buyout business as well as in other areas, its track record with hedge funds has been murky at best, the report says. Reference Link
August 27, 2015
17:38 EDTDHRS&P announces changes to S&P 500 index
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August 26, 2015
07:39 EDTBXPiper Jaffray lowers estimates for asset managers below consensus
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06:19 EDTBXBlackstone seeking commercial properties in China, WSJ reports
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August 25, 2015
19:48 EDTBXWirecard joins bidding for Worldpay with $9.4B offer, Bloomberg says
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06:16 EDTCGKKR, Carlyle bid for Tesco's South Korean unit, Reuters reports
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August 21, 2015
17:28 EDTBXBlackstone acquires majority stake in Stearns Holdings
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07:36 EDTCGKKR, Affinity teaming up to bid for Tesco's South Korean unit, Reuters reports
KKR (KKR) is teaming up with Affinity Equity Partners to bid for Tesco's (TSCDY) South Korean unit, Reuters reports, citing sources. Another bidder, Carlyle (CG), is teaming up with Singapore's GIC, the sources say. The Tesco unit is valued at about $6B. Reference Link
August 20, 2015
18:59 EDTCG, BXGoogle, Amazon, private equity compete for Indian data center unit, ET says
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11:45 EDTDHRKeysight Technologies soars after Q3 results, FY15 guidance top estimates
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06:10 EDTBXWeather Channel said to hire banks to explore sale, Bloomberg reports
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