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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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December 17, 2014
09:40 EDTAPO21st Century Fox, Apollo Global complete joint venture transaction
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06:20 EDTAPOLeighton, certain Apollo funds to form 50:50 services investment partnership
Leighton Holdings announced it had entered a binding agreement with funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC to form a 50:50 investment partnership comprising the merged operations and maintenance services businesses of: Thiess Services which includes: Communications, Energy Solutions, Asset and Infrastructure Services, and Environmental Services; and Leighton Contractors Services which includes: Visionstream and Infrastructure Services. The details of the transaction are: A price which represents an enterprise value for 100% of the assets of A$1.075B, subject to certain adjustments; Approximately A$700M in cash proceeds which will reduce Leighton Holdings’ gearing by around 10 percentage points. The partnership is subject to customary regulatory approvals including Foreign Investment Review Board and New Zealand Overseas Investment Office approval.
December 16, 2014
09:59 EDTAPOOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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06:18 EDTAPOApollo Global upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup
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December 15, 2014
10:00 EDTAPOOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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09:31 EDTBHPRio, BHP looking to raise copper output, Reuters says
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08:34 EDTBHPBHP Billiton downgraded to Underperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital
RBC Capital downgraded BHP Billiton as the firm believes that the outlook for the company's cash flow metrics is weaker than its peers. The firm questions the timing of the company's South32 spin off and Four Pillars initiative, given potential structural issues affecting iron ore and oil.
08:22 EDTAPOApollo Global initiated with an Underweight at Morgan Stanley
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December 14, 2014
15:23 EDTAPOApollo close to $8B leveraged buyout of PetSmart, Bloomberg says
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December 12, 2014
08:09 EDTAPOBofA/Merrill financial analysts hold an analyst/industry conference call
Banks Analyst Najarian, along with Capital Markets Analyst Carrier, Specialty Finance Analyst Bruce discuss the year ahead in Financials, covering the Banks, Capital Markets, Life and P/C Insurance, REIT, Specialty Finance and Canadian Banks/Life Insurance sectors on an Analyst/Industry conference call to be held on December 16 at 10 am.
December 11, 2014
08:16 EDTBHPBHP sees potash as focus for growth in China, WSJ reports
Mining giant BHP Billiton said it is focusing on potash as an area of strategic growth in China, with Mike Henry, a president for BHP saying potash "can be our fifth pillar,” adding to the four key markets of iron ore, oil and natural gas, copper and coal that the company had identified previously, reported The Wall Street Journal. Other publicly traded companies in the potash space include Agrium (AGU), Intrepid Potash (IPI), Mosaic (MOS), Potash (POT). Reference Link
December 10, 2014
15:08 EDTBHPFollow-up: BHP Billiton upgraded at CLSA
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15:05 EDTBHP, BHPBHP Billiton upgraded to Buy from Outperform at CLSA
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December 8, 2014
11:58 EDTAPOApollo Global to host investor day
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10:42 EDTDTVOptions with increasing implied volatility
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06:11 EDTBHPBHP Billiton says new company to be called South32
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December 5, 2014
06:01 EDTDTVTechNet: Combined AT&T/DirecTV will increase broadband development
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