Posts tagged: Blackstone

Betaville Intelligence

UNCOOKED ALERT: Kansas City Southern said to ... - Part 4

Monday, 9 August 2021, 9:58 pm

The venerable Wall Street Journal has just landed another great scoop about Canadian Pacific Railway weighing a fresh counter $300 a share offer for Kansas City Southern, the US-listed railroad operator. Below is the link:

https://www.wsj.com/articles/canadian-pacific-plans-new-higher-bid-for-kansas-city-southern-11628539276..

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Blackstone consortium poised to buy Medline for over $30 billion, reports the WSJ

Saturday, 5 June 2021, 5:51 pm

The private equity buy outs are just getting bigger and bigger.

Hacks at the venerable Wall Street Journal have just broken a story about a Blackstone-led consortium closing in on a $30 billion acquisition of US-based Medline Industries Inc, which manufactures and distributes equipment and supplies used in hospitals, surgery centers, acute-care and other medical facilities in over 125 countries. Below is the link to the WSJ scoop:..

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UNCOOKED ALERT: Signature Aviation said to ... - Part 7

Thursday, 4 February 2021, 8:21 pm

Betaville was casting around for stories today and stumbled around a curious line around the three-way battle for Signature Aviation, the London-listed private jet operator.

It would appear, according to publicly available financing documents, that Global Infrastructure Partners, one of the firms interested in buying Signature Aviation, is offering to finance its bid in, er, equity. Yes, you heard that right - equity to the tune of $4.6 billion...

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UNCOOKED ALERT: Signature Aviation said ... - Part 5

Thursday, 7 January 2021, 8:19 pm

So, Mark "the Kleinmanator" Kleinman just dug out a decent line about Blackstone teaming up with Bill Gates's fund to launching a joint £3.5 billion takeover bid for Signature Aviation. Below is a link to Mark's scoop with all the gory detail:

https://news.sky.com/story/bill-gates-and-blackstone-team-up-for-3-5bn-signature-bid-12181809..

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About that WSJ "exclusive" on the Kansas City Southern takeover bid...

Friday, 31 July 2020, 10:54 pm

I see The Wall Street Journal has just "broken" an "exclusive" story about Global Insfrastructure Partners and Blackstone attempting to purchase Kansas City Southern, the US-listed railroad transportation operator. Below is the link:

https://www.wsj.com/articles/private-equity-firms-discuss-bid-for-kansas-city-southern-11596223106..

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Tchenguiz buys 9pc of Urban Exposure PLC - Part 3

Monday, 11 November 2019, 7:04 pm

The frothiness continues unabated with KKR coming forward to submit a formal takover proposal for Walgreens Boots Alliance. Click on the link to the Financial Times piece below for the latest on the deal:

https://www.ft.com/content/9824af60-049d-11ea-a984-fbbacad9e7dd

Now Betaville was a bit sceptical that a $70 billion leveraged buy-out of Walgreens Boots Alliance would actually happen...

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REVEALED: Blackstone weighs sale of Ideal World amid CEO departure and tough trading - sources

Sunday, 24 June 2018, 12:17 pm

The world’s largest private equity firm has put Ideal World on the market after it’s investment in the home shopping television channel turned sour.

People familiar with the matter said US buy-out giant Blackstone has appointed advisers from Deloitte to quickly find a buyer for Ideal Shopping Direct, a home shopping group that sells its products on Sky, Freeview and Virgin Media.

Ideal Shopping Direct’s main channel is Ideal World...

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Coach said to be working with Evercore on possible $20 billion Burberry merger - sources

Friday, 21 October 2016, 11:07 pm

US retailer Coach is working with corporate financiers on a potential combination with Burberry to create a $20 billion luxury clothing giant, according to two sources familiar with the situation.

Coach has been talking to financial advisers from Evercore for several weeks about the potential deal, according to two sources familiar with the situation...

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