Posts tagged: Wall Street Journal

Zendesk said to be back in talks about potential $17 billion buy-out, reveals the WSJ - Part 2

Friday, 24 June 2022, 3:22 pm

So, the private equity consortium purchasing Zendesk is paying $77.50 a share for the business.

That's a lot less the rumoured price being touted by rivals Dealreporter in May. Back then Dealreporter claimed Zendesk was holding out for $140 a share after rejecting an offer from private equity pitched at between $127 and $132 a share...


Zendesk said to be back in talks about potential $17 billion buy-out, reveals the WSJ

Friday, 24 June 2022, 8:01 am

It was on, then it was off - and now it is, according to the venerable Wall Street Journal, back on again.

That's the $17 billion leveraged buy-out of Zendesk, a US-listed company that builds software to improve customer relationships.

Earlier this month Zendesk said it would stay independent after holding talks with potential buyers because the choppiness in financing markets was making it harder to find the debt for private equity deals...


State Street said to eye Credit Suisse takeover bid, reports Inside Paradeplatz - Part 2

Thursday, 9 June 2022, 2:50 pm

The boss of Credit Suisse is pouring a large bucket of cold water on Inside Paradeplatz's tale about a sale to State Street, the US-listed custody giant.

And the powerful media organisations are eating up. Indeed, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that Thomas Gottstein effectively called the Inside Paradeplatz story "stupid" at a Goldman Sachs conference today. Below is a link to the story with the full quotes:..


Broadcom in talks to buy VMWare for over $50 billion, reveal Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal

Monday, 23 May 2022, 8:52 am

A big deal story broke yesterday evening in the US - Broadcom, the US-listed chipmaker, is said to be in talks to buy VMWare, a cloud computing company.

Well, that's according to reports at Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal, which seem to suggest talks about a cash and stock deal are "advanced".

Below are the links to their pieces:..


Asda owner said to be in "deal talks" with Alimentation Couche-Tard, reveals WSJ

Saturday, 30 April 2022, 10:54 am

EG Group, the owner of Asda supermarkets, and Alimentation Couche-Tard are reportedly in deal talks as part of a transaction that could value the former at $16 billion.

Well, that's according to hacks at the Wall Street Journal, which rather annoyingly is on a bit of decent run of digging out scoops...


Nielsen Holdings PLC set to be taken private by private equity consortium for $15 billion, reveals the Wall Street Journal

Monday, 14 March 2022, 5:33 pm

The venerable Wall Street Journal has just published a whopping deal scoop.

According the publication, a consortium of private equity firms that includes Elliott Management, the hedge fund giant led by Paul Singer, are in talks to take Nielsen Holdings, the TV ratings company, private for around $15 billion. Below is the link to the tale:..


Healthcare Trust of America Inc in talks to buy Healthcare Realty Trust Inc to create $10 billion property giant, reveals the Wall Street Journal

Thursday, 24 February 2022, 10:59 pm

Another cracking tale from the deals team at the venerable Wall Street Journal.

Cara Lombardo and Liz Hoffman report Healthcare Trust of America Inc., which owns and operates medical-office buildings around the country, is in advanced talks to combine with smaller rival Healthcare Realty Trust Inc. in a deal that could create a company worth more than $10 billion...


Cisco said to have approached Splunk with $20 billion takeover bid, reveals the Wall Street Journal

Saturday, 12 February 2022, 10:07 am

The venerable Wall Street Journal's deals team dug out a corking scoop late on Friday night about technology giant Cisco making a $20 billion approach for the wonderfully named Splunk, the US-listed software business. Below is the link: