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Will PetSmart Finally Be Bought Out?

PetSmart Inc. (NASDAQ: PETM) saw its shares surge higher in the premarket Wednesday, following its positive earnings report and talks of a potential buyout. This news could be bringing an ...
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What Blackstone’s Offering Will Mean for La Quinta

La Quinta Holdings Inc. (NYSE: LQ) announced Monday that it will have a secondary offering of 20 million shares from certain selling stockholders affiliated with Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE: BX). ...
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Significant Changes in Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway Holdings

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) has released its public equity holdings as of September 30, 2014. Warren Buffett’s portfolio has recently undergone some radical changes on the surface, some of ...
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Smart Sand Partners Files for IPO

Smart Sand Partners L.P. has filed an S-1 form with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for an initial public offering (IPO). No terms were set for the offering, ...
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Merger

Are Mergers and Acquisitions Between Private Equity Firms Coming Soon?

Should the market get ready for large private equity firms to gobble up the smaller ones? That is one hint suggested in a research report by Craig Siegenthaler of Credit ...
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Apollo Unloads a Third of Remaining Sprouts Stake

Sprouts Farmers Market Inc. (NASDAQ: SFM) announced that it will sell 15 million shares of its common stock held by affiliates of Apollo Global Management LLC (NYSE: APO). The affiliates ...
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Bain Unloads Half of Remaining Stake in Bloomin’ Brands

Bloomin’ Brands Inc. (NASDAQ: BLMN) has filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for a secondary offering. For the offering, Bain Capital plans to sell more than 18.3 ...
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Can One Hotel Sale Be Worth Almost $2 Billion?

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HLT) was the owner of the world-famous Waldorf Astoria Hotel, located in New York, until early Monday morning. Anbang Insurance Group, of China, has entered into ...
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Who Will Get Bought First, RealD or DreamWorks?

Buyouts hopes are becoming the new trend this week. First, DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. (NASDAQ: DWA) was reportedly in buyout talks with Japan’s Softbank and those talks have reportedly already cooled ...
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Is TIBCO’s Buyout Fairly Valued?

TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX) announced Monday before the markets opened that private equity firm Vista Equity Partners would be taking it private. The agreed upon buyout was $24 per ...
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initial public offering

Travelport IPO Faces Warm Reaction on Otherwise Cold Day

Travelport Worldwide Ltd. (NYSE: TVPT) shares have been holding relatively strong in its initial public offering (IPO) debut. This is despite a strong market sell-off on Thursday. A total of 30 million ...
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Hilton Secondary Offering May Loosen Blackstone’s Control

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HLT) has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission to have a secondary offering. The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE: BX) will be acting as the Selling Stockholders ...
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IPO Filing: PRA Health Sciences — from KKR

PRA Health Sciences Inc. has filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for an initial public offering (IPO). No terms were given but the total amount for the ...
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Dave and Busters

IPO Filing: Dave & Buster’s Entertainment Coming Public Again!

Dave & Buster’s Entertainment Inc. filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to have an initial public offering (IPO). The company did not give any terms this time, ...
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puppies

Analyst Sees PetSmart Over 20% Overvalued, No Merger Coming

PetSmart Inc. (NASDAQ: PETM) is not going to be taken private, or so the analyst team at Bank of America Merrill Lynch believes. PetSmart has been in a bit of ...
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