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November 7, 2012
06:46 EDTDTV, APO, PSO, MHP, VIVHY, BHPOn The Fly: Periodicals Wrap-Up
WALL STREET JOURNAL: McGraw-Hill (MHP) is said to be in exclusive talks with Apollo Global (APO) over the sale of its education unit, according to a Wall Street Journal report citing people familiar with matter...BHP Billiton (BHP) is planning for a successor to CEO Marius Kloppers, reports the Wall Street Journal...INDEPENDENT: Pearson (PSO) has denied a Bloomberg report that said the company is exploring a sale of the Financial Times, the Independent reports...NY POST: Hurricane Sandy took off nearly 20% of total retail sales in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions, reports the New York Post...REUTERS: DirecTV (DTV) says it's in the early stages of examining a possible purchase of GVT, Vivendi's (VIVHY) Brazilian telecom unit, Reuters reports.
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November 23, 2014
17:38 EDTBHPBHP Billiton targets $4B of annualized productivity gains by 2017 end
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17:28 EDTBHPBHP Billiton says on track to complete demerger in 1H15
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November 20, 2014
06:01 EDTBHPBHP Chairman Nasser says demerger 'good' for investors, Daily Telegraph reports
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November 19, 2014
16:42 EDTVIVHYActivision Blizzard to receive $275M in settlement
Activision Blizzard (ATVI) announced that an agreement has been reached to settle the consolidated derivative and class action shareholder case stemming from the October 2013 purchase by the company and an investor group of 88% of Vivendi SA’s (VIVHY) shares in the company. The settlement is subject to completion of appropriate documentation and approval by the Delaware Chancery Court. Multiple insurance companies, along with various defendants, will pay Activision Blizzard $275M. The company believes the settlement, which acknowledges no wrongdoing by any party, is in the interest of all stakeholders. The board stated: “The transaction, structured through the efforts and significant personal investment of Bobby Kotick and Brian Kelly, has contributed to the creation of over $3B of value for shareholders. We are pleased to be able to put this matter to rest.” Other terms of the settlement include the addition of two unaffiliated company directors, payment of reasonable and customary fees and costs of plaintiff’s attorneys by the Company, an adjustment of voting rights and a global release of all claims against the defendants. The October 2013 transaction was approved by Vivendi SA and the company’s board following a recommendation of a Special Committee of independent directors formed by the board to negotiate the transaction on behalf of the company.
07:11 EDTVIVHYSanofi drawing up list of CEO candidates to repalce Viehbacher, Reuters reports
Sanofi's (SNY) board is in the process of drawing up a short list of CEO candidates to replace Chris Viehbacher, sources tell Reuters. Jean-Rene Fourtou, a Sanofi director and the honorary chairman of media group Vivendi (VIVHY), has been selected to lead the appointments and governance committee that will select the next CEO. Smith & Nephew (SNN) CEO Olivier Bohuon, AstraZeneca (AZN) CEO Pascal Soriot and former Wyeth CEO Bernard Poussot have been rumored to be potential contenders for the CEO position. Reference Link
06:03 EDTAPOSources: KKR, CD&R team up to take PetSmart private, Reuters reports
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November 18, 2014
13:28 EDTBHPIron ore, steel stocks lower after iron ore prices, China home prices decline
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09:31 EDTDTVAT&T, DirecTV deal receives approval in Mexico
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07:24 EDTAPOWells Fargo to hold a forum
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November 14, 2014
16:39 EDTDTVBerkshire Hathaway gives quarterly update on stakes
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11:58 EDTVIVHYVivendi reports Q3 EBITA EUR 310M vs. EUR 295M last year
Reports Q3 revenue EUR 2.41B vs. EUR 2.43B last year. Vivendi (VIVHY) said, having received the authorization granted by the French Competition Authority on October 27, the completion of the merger between SFR and Altice/Numericable Group should take place on November 27. In addition, following the agreement signed on September 18, the completion of the acquisition of GVT by Telefonica (TEF) is expected during the second quarter of 2015.
07:32 EDTAPOHayman Capital gives quarterly update on stakes
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November 13, 2014
18:21 EDTAPOHostess Brands owners said planning sale for early next year, Bloomberg says
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12:59 EDTAPOApollo plans bid for GSK mature drugs business, Reuters reports
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November 12, 2014
18:29 EDTAPOOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
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16:47 EDTAPORexnord offers 14.73M shares of common stock for Apollo Global
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07:28 EDTAPOBofA/Merrill to hold a conference
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05:59 EDTBHPBHP Billiton says Nickel West to remain in portfolio as non-core asset
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