Cirque du Soleil Nears Deal to Sell Control to TPG-Led Group, Valuing Company at $1.5B - WSJ Apr 16, 2015 05:50PM

Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté is near a deal to sell most of his stake to a private equity consortium led by TPG that would value the company at around $1.5 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported citing people familiar with the matter.

Blackstone Property Partners to Acquire Excel Trust (EXL) in ~$2B Deal Apr 10, 2015 08:03AM

Excel Trust (NYSE: EXL) announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Blackstone Property Partners L.P., under which Blackstone will acquire all outstanding shares of common stock of Excel Trust for $15.85 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $2 billion.

The transaction has been unanimously approved by Excel Trust's Board of Directors and represents a premium of nearly 15% over the Company's closing stock price on April 9, 2015.... (continue reading...)

General Electric (GE) Announces $26.5B Sale of Real Estate Assets; Announces $50B Share Repurchase Plan Apr 10, 2015 06:32AM

General Electric (NYSE: GE) announced that it will create a simpler, more valuable company by reducing the size of its financial businesses through the sale of most GE Capital assets and by focusing on continued investment and growth in its world-class industrial businesses.

GE and its Board of Directors have determined that market conditions are favorable to pursue disposition of most GE Capital assets over the next 24 months except the financing “verticals” that... (continue reading...)

General Electric (GE) Gains; Said Planning to Sell Part or All of Real Estate Portfolio Apr 9, 2015 02:27PM

General Electric (NYSE: GE) has made quite a run this afternoon following news that the company may look to sel some or all of its real estate holdings.

The WSJ said Thursday that GE could unload its real estate portfolio, which holds about $30 billion worth of office buildings, apartment complexes, and other commercial properties. The company is said to be in talks with Blackstone (NYSE: BX) and Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) on various parts of the portfolio.

GE Capital's real... (continue reading...)

UPDATE: Apax Partners Said Planning for IPO Apr 9, 2015 12:26PM (Updated - April 9, 2015 12:26 PM EDT)

Apax Partners said to ready IPO in push for permanent funds, according to Bloomberg.

UPDATE - Shares of Apax's largest fund, Permanent Capital Vehicle, would begin trading in London following the offering.

Apax is looking to tap a continued boom in the M&A segment and allow it easier access to capital, versus having to approach money managers and wealthy individuals to raise funds every four or five years.

About $250 million worth of... (continue reading...)

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