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Michaels, NextEra Partners IPOs Get Different Responses

Arts and craft retailer Michaels Companies Inc. (NASDAQ: MIK) has sold 27.8 million shares in its initial public offering (IPO). The shares priced on Thursday at $17, the low end ...
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Michaels Stores IPO to Repay Massive Debt

It has been nearly eight years since Bain Capital Partners and Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE: BX) took arts and crafts retailer Michaels Companies private for about $6 billion. Now the ...
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Hillshire Gets a Sweetened Offer From Pilgrim’s Pride

Chicken processor and prepared-foods maker Pilgrim's Pride Corp. (NYSE: PPC) raised its buyout offer for Hillshire Brands Co. (NYSE: HSH) to $55 a share late Monday. The offer is all ...
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Private Equity Backers Bailing Out of Nielsen in Stock Offering

Nielsen N.V. (NYSE: NLSN) disclosed after the close that some 20 million shares would be sold by Valcon Acquisition Holding (Luxembourg) in an underwritten secondary offering. The same group will ...
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Pinnacle Foods in a Pickle Over Buyout Offer

Pity poor Pinnacle Foods (NYSE: PF). After receiving a buyout offer from Hillshire Brands (NYSE: HSH) for $6.6 billion it was at the top of the world, with its shares hitting ...
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Playing Chicken: Tyson Raises Stakes in Bid for Hillshire

Tyson Foods Inc. (NYSE: TSN), one of the nation's largest food-processing companies, has made an offer of $50 a share in cash for Hillshire Brands Co. (NYSE: HSH), trumping Tuesday's ...
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Pilgrim’s Pride Makes Hostile Bid for Hillshire

Pilgrim's Pride Corp. (NASDAQ: PPC) has unveiled an unsolicited bid of about $6.4 billion to acquire food processor Hillshire Brands Co. (NYSE: HSH). The offer includes an all-cash payment of ...
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Food Giant Created in $6.6 Billion Deal

The Hillshire Brands Co. (NYSE: HSH) woke up investors this Monday morning with the announcement that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Pinnacle Foods Inc. (NYSE: PF) for ...
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Where Does Mulally Go Next?

When Ford Motor Co.'s (NYSE: F) Alan Mulally leaves the company on July 1, it is pretty unlikely that he will find a park bench somewhere and begin feeding the ...
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La Quinta IPO Stalls After Pricing Below Range

Hotel chain La Quinta Holdings Inc. (NYSE: LQ) issued 38.25 million shares at $17 a share in its initial public offering (IPO) Wednesday morning. The IPO price was below the ...
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Upcoming IPO Previews: Ally Financial Tops the List of Ten

The second quarter of 2014 is off to a fast start on the initial public offering (IPO) front. Eight companies completed IPOs last week, and another dozen are scheduled to ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Apple, Intel, Chevron, Exxon, Qualcomm, Citigroup and More

Stocks are hitting new highs ahead of Friday's payrolls report, and investors are looking for upside while wanting to not get caught in the next sell-off. 24/7 Wall St. reviews ...
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Biomet Is Coming Public via IPO, Again

What would appear to be an obscure initial public offering from LVB Acquisition Inc. is much more important than it might seem. This is actually the old medical devices company ...
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Google Is the Deal-Making King

There is no doubt that Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) has its finger in a lot of pies, as recent news that a subsidiary of the Internet search giant will operate ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: American Airlines, EA, Teradata, VMware, Walmart and More

Earnings season is peaking and analysts are making many ratings adjustments in their 2014 outlooks. 24/7 Wall St. reviews dozens of Wall Street analyst research reports each morning. Some cover ...
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