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February 20, 2013
06:09 EDTBX, TMO, KKR, LIFEThermo Fisher unsure about Life Technologies deal, Reuters reports
The sale of Life Technologies (LIFE) for over $11B is looking less likely as a gap in price expectations with the company has left potential buyer Thermo Fisher Scientific (TMO) skeptical about a deal while buyout firms' offers came up short, sources say, reports Reuters. Reference Link
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March 6, 2015
16:42 EDTBXBlackstone in discussions to purchase Willis Tower for $1.5B, Crain's CB reports
According to sources, Blackstone has a preliminary agreement to pay nearly $1.5B for Willis Tower, Chicago's tallest building, Crain's Chicago Business reports. Reference Link
09:09 EDTBXCVC said to prepare bid for Blackstone's Center Parcs, Bloomberg says
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08:14 EDTBXBlackstone volatility at historic low as shares at record high
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March 5, 2015
11:48 EDTBXBlackstone, Carlyle among expected bidders for Serco BPO unit, Reuters says
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11:46 EDTBXBlackstone considers sale of AlliedBarton Security Services, Reuters reports
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07:38 EDTTMOThermo Fisher added to US 1 List at BofA/Merrill
As previously reported, BofA/Merrill added Thermo Fisher to the US 1 List. Thermo Fisher is the firm's top pick in the tools sector due to organic revenue growth being driven by improving end-markets, capital deployment opportunities, and relative valuation. Shares are Buy rated with a $151 price target.
07:36 EDTKKRKKR in settlement talks with SEC over expense sharing probe, PE Hub reports
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07:18 EDTTMOThermo Fisher added to US 1 List at BofA/Merrill
07:08 EDTKKRHoulihan Lokey to hold a conference
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March 3, 2015
07:16 EDTTMOCowen to hold a conference
35th Annual Health Care Conference is being held in Boston on March 2-4 with webcasted company presentations to begin on March 3 at 8 am; not all company presentations may be webcasted. Webcast Link
March 2, 2015
09:43 EDTKKRPhilips to get bids for lighting business from KKR, Bain, Reuters reports
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February 27, 2015
20:35 EDTBXBlackstone management to meet with Sterne Agee
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February 26, 2015
12:56 EDTKKR, BXKKR's Samson in restructuring talks, WSJ says
KKR's (KKR) Samson Resources is in discussions with restructuring advisers at Blackstone (BX) and other firms on how to handle its $3.8B long-term debt, reports the Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the matter. The Journal notes that Samson previously expressed interest in selling some oil and gas fields. Reference Link
February 25, 2015
09:13 EDTBXBlackstone seeks coalition partners to invest outside its funds, WSJ reports
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February 23, 2015
08:42 EDTBXBlackstone Energy Partners II is oversubscribed at $4.5B
Blackstone announced the commencement of the investment period for its second energy-focused private equity fund, Blackstone Energy Partners II, with total commitments of $4.5B. BEP II received significant interest from both existing and new investors, with demand well surpassing the fund’s $4.5B hard cap. Investors in the fund include a diverse group of U.S. state pension funds, corporate pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, insurance companies, endowments, foundations and family offices. Like its predecessor fund BEP I, a $2.4B fund that had its final close in September 2012, BEP II will invest in control-oriented equity and equity-linked interests in companies, assets and development projects in the energy and natural resources sector on a global basis. To date, Blackstone’s energy-focused private equity team of professionals has deployed over $8B in this strategy. Blackstone's $16B diversified global private equity fund will continue to invest alongside BEP II in energy transactions on a 50/50 basis.
February 20, 2015
06:29 EDTKKRBayer close to selling diabetes unit to Panasonic, Bloomberg says
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