China has been acquiring foreign assets desperately ahead of turbulent economic situations. It has acquired assets for around $84 billion during this year compared to last year’s $108 billion. Anbang has reached an agreement acquiring Strategic Hotels & Resorts for $6.5 billion from Blackstone Group LP which is the latest bout of China’s acquisition spree.
Blackstone’s fourth quarter profit drops on volatility. the fourth quarter profit fell to 70 percent. This occured because the asset sales slowed and whipsawing markets took a toll across its business.
Blackstone Group LP, the world's largest private equity firm is expected to be the next firm that will acquire the 11,000 apartment complex in Manhattan's Stuyvesant Town. Although the deal is not official yet, news has been circulating that the complex will be acquired by the firm for a value around $5.3 billion.
General Electric Co is in early-stage talks with Wells Fargo & Co about selling its entire $74 billion U.S. commercial lending and leasing (CLL) portfolio to the bank, according to a source familiar with the situation.
General Electric Co will shed most of its finance unit and return as much as $90 billion to shareholders as it becomes a “simpler” industrial business instead of an unwieldy hybrid of banking and manufacturing.
Investors are rushing into China's booming healthcare business, helping M&A deal values surpass those of the hot Internet sector, as the country prepares to cater to hundreds of millions of elderly patients.
Cement companies Lafarge SA (LAFP.PA) and Holcim Ltd (HOLN.VX) are nearing a deal to sell at least $7 billion worth of assets to Ireland's CRH PLC (CRH.I), the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday, citing people familiar with the matter.
Apollo Global Management (APO.N) is nearing a buyout of PetSmart Inc (PETM.O) for about $8 billion in what would be the largest leveraged deal for a U.S. company this year, Bloomberg reported on Saturday, citing unnamed sources.
Cereal maker Kellogg Co's (K.N) chief executive officer is planning to meet with cookies and snacks maker United Biscuits Ltd (IPO-UNI.L) to discuss a possible 2 billion pound ($3.23 billion) offer for the British company, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter.
Blackstone Group LP (BX.N) plans to sell about 260 Burger King Worldwide Inc (BKW.N) locations owned by a unit in the U.S. Midwest to Texas-based fast-food franchisee Houston Foods Inc, Bloomberg reported.
Gaming group Codere, which sought protection from creditors last week, got a 30-day extension on a €127 million ($173 million)loan due on January 5. Codere had €1.27 billion of debt as of last September.
Private equity firm Blackstone Group, which has yet to do an Australian deal, has appointed it senior adviser James Carnegie as the new senior managing director of its Sydney office. Carnegie will be replacing Paul Costello, who resigned last year.
Codere, a Spanish gaming group with €1.27 billion of debt as of last September, is seeking creditor protection and beginning talks to avoid insolvency. Codere may be unable to pay a €127 million loan due on January 5 if it fails to reach an agreement with its lenders.
Private equity firms are increasingly seeking to partner with U.S. companies rather than buying them outright, as they struggle to find ways to put their huge piles of money to work at a time when frothy markets have made takeovers expensive.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Colorado, US-based plastic clogs maker Crocs Inc is set to retire, and Blackstone Group LP will acquire a $200-million convertible preferred stock in the struggling shoemaker.