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January 18, 2013
10:27 EDTDB, GE, TMO, LIFELife Technologies surges after buyout report but analysts cautious
Life Technologies (LIFE) is climbing sharply after The Financial Post reported last night that the company is looking to sell itself by the middle of February for $65-$75 per share, according to unnamed sources. The company, which sells a variety of life sciences products, hired two firms, Deutsche Bank (DB) and Moelis & Co., to facilitate a sale of the company to either a private equity firm or a larger company, the newspaper added, citing documents. Life Technologies stated earlier today that it had hired Deutsche Bank and Moelis to "assist in its annual strategic review." The company added, however, that its board had not decided on any specific course of action. In a note to investors earlier today, Jefferies analyst Jon Wood wrote that Life Technologies is more likely to be acquired for $50-$60 per share in a leverage buyout. Wood maintained a $58 price target and Buy rating on the shares. Meanwhile, Piper analyst William Quirk wrote in a note to investors that the company may be planning a leveraged buyout. Several companies including Roche (RHHBY), Thermo Fisher (TMO), and GE (GE) could look to buy Life Technologies, Quirk added. However, about 43% of Life's revenues are obtained from selling slow growth research consumables, making it an inferior target compared with other companies in the sector that specialize in faster growing next-generation sequencing products, the analyst contended. He maintained a $45 price target and Neutral rating on the shares. Additionally, ISI Group said the company's high debt levels makes a leveraged buyout challenging and that a restructuring or recapitalization is the most likely outcome. In early trading, shares of Life Technologies rallied $6.42, or 11.68%, to $61.51.
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May 20, 2015
11:21 EDTGEGE capital portfolio execution ahead of plan
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08:01 EDTTMOThermo Fisher to host analyst meeting
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07:14 EDTGEElectric Products Group to hold a conference
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06:17 EDTGEGeneral Electric looking to sell Australia commercial lending unit, WSJ reports
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06:08 EDTGEStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; DD GE
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May 19, 2015
18:54 EDTGEGE to lose $350M locomotives deal if Export-Import Bank fails, Reuters says
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18:01 EDTGEAflac names Matthew Owenby as Chief Human Resources Officer
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09:18 EDTTMOBofA/Merrill life sciences analysts hold an analyst/industry conference call
Analysts, along with Nancy J. Kelley, a nationally recognized executive and lawyer who has championed the field of Synthetic/Engineering Biology in the U.S., discuss what Synthetic Biology is and whether it will disrupt the Healthcare landscape and how Synthetic Biologic-based products would be regulated on an Analyst/Industry conference call to be held on May 19 at 2 pm.
09:08 EDTTMO3D Systems enters reseller agreement with Thermo Fisher
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08:04 EDTGEGE announces launch of Digital Wind Farm
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06:15 EDTDBDeutsche Bank explores moving parts if UK leaves EU, Financial Times says
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06:01 EDTGEStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; MSFT GE
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May 18, 2015
19:20 EDTDBDeutsche Bank retail chief to quit after disagreement, Reuters says
Rainer Neske, Deutsche Bank's head of retail banking, is set to resign because he disagrees with the company's restructuring program, reports Reuters, citing unnamed industry sources quoted by Handelsblatt. Reuters notes that the restructuring involves selling the Postbank retail business, increasing investments in equities and wealth management, and divesting up to $169.65B in investment bank assets. Reference Link
16:14 EDTGEColfax announces acquisition of Roots blowers & compressors
Colfax Corporation (CFX) announced that it has entered into a binding agreement to acquire the Roots blowers and compressors business unit , also known as Industrial Air & Gas Technologies, from GE (GE) Oil & Gas for a cash consideration of $185M. Roots is a leading supplier of blower and compressor technologies which service a broad range of end markets, including water treatment, chemical production, and power generation. This acquisition will build on Howden's global strength in compressors and blowers and will add important application expertise and product solutions to the portfolio. In 2014, Roots had approximate revenues of $155 million and EBITDA of $22M. In making the announcement, Steve Simms, President and Chief Executive Officer of Colfax, stated, "I am delighted to welcome the Roots team to Colfax. We are excited by the opportunities created by combining the Roots capabilities and application expertise with Howden's global footprint and continuous improvement culture. Like Howden, the Roots business has spent more than 150 years developing market leading products and solutions, and we look forward to continuing to innovate and grow." Mr. Simms continued, "Strengthening our businesses through bolt-on acquisitions is a core part of our strategy, and we continue to see a robust pipeline of opportunities."Closing of the acquisition is expected early in the third quarter following the fulfillment of certain conditions.
09:36 EDTGEActive equity options trading on open
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08:07 EDTGESplunk appoints Snehal Antani as Chief Technology Officer
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06:58 EDTDBDeutsche Bank co-CEOs won't step down, Reuters reports
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06:56 EDTGEGE, Emerson said to be mulling bids for Aveva, Sunday Times reports
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06:05 EDTGEStocks with implied volatility below IV index mean; MSFT GE
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