Posts tagged: Blackstone

Blackstone and KKR said to eye Ubisoft Entertainment, reveals Bloomberg - Part 3

Wednesday, 4 May 2022, 8:30 pm

Perhaps Betaville was being too snarky about Dealreporter's Ubisoft Entertainment tale.

A loyal reader points out that the Dealreporter piece reveals the Guillemot family, who founded Ubisoft in 1986, is assessing doing a deal with a private equity firm.

That fact is extremely important because the Guillemot's were viewed a possible impediment to a takeover following an approach several years ago at a much higher price...


Blackstone and KKR said to eye Ubisoft Entertainment, reveals Bloomberg - Part 2

Wednesday, 4 May 2022, 3:40 pm

You might be wondering why Ubisoft Entertainment's shares have spiked almost 10pc this afternoon.

Well, it's because Dealreporter have just pumped out their own version of the takeover tale that was first aired by Bloomberg a few days ago.

Dealreporter's story is somewhat after the horse has bolted but the the topline from Betaville's erstwhile employer is:..


Blackstone and KKR said to eye Ubisoft Entertainment, reveals Bloomberg

Monday, 25 April 2022, 8:19 am

Betaville is rather grumpy this morning.

That's because arch rivals at Bloomberg scooped little old Betaville on a story I was chasing late last week.

The tale was about French video games publisher Ubisoft Entertainment, which is attracting takeover interest from a variety of buyers.

According to hacks at Bloomberg US buy-out giants Blackstone and KRR are two of the big private equity funds circling Ubisoft...


Bloomberg reveals Blackstone, Florentino Perez/Actividades de Construccion y Servicios SA, Global Infrastructure Partners and Brookfield all said to consider EURO 15 billion takeover bids for Italy's Atlantia

Thursday, 7 April 2022, 12:21 am

So, it looks like rivals at Bloomberg have nailed the Atlantia scoop about the Italian airport to toll roads owner and operator.

According to the news agency there are several parties circling the business including American private equity giant Blackstone, Canadian firm Brookfield and Global Insfrastructure Partners, the specialist infrastructure fund that invested in Gatwick Airport...


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UNCOOKED ALERT: Kansas City Southern said to ... - Part 4

Monday, 9 August 2021, 9:58 pm

The venerable Wall Street Journal has just landed another great scoop about Canadian Pacific Railway weighing a fresh counter $300 a share offer for Kansas City Southern, the US-listed railroad operator. Below is the link:


Blackstone consortium poised to buy Medline for over $30 billion, reports the WSJ

Saturday, 5 June 2021, 5:51 pm

The private equity buy outs are just getting bigger and bigger.

Hacks at the venerable Wall Street Journal have just broken a story about a Blackstone-led consortium closing in on a $30 billion acquisition of US-based Medline Industries Inc, which manufactures and distributes equipment and supplies used in hospitals, surgery centers, acute-care and other medical facilities in over 125 countries. Below is the link to the WSJ scoop:..


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UNCOOKED ALERT: Signature Aviation said to ... - Part 7

Thursday, 4 February 2021, 8:21 pm

Betaville was casting around for stories today and stumbled around a curious line around the three-way battle for Signature Aviation, the London-listed private jet operator.

It would appear, according to publicly available financing documents, that Global Infrastructure Partners, one of the firms interested in buying Signature Aviation, is offering to finance its bid in, er, equity. Yes, you heard that right - equity to the tune of $4.6 billion...


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UNCOOKED ALERT: Signature Aviation said ... - Part 5

Thursday, 7 January 2021, 8:19 pm

So, Mark "the Kleinmanator" Kleinman just dug out a decent line about Blackstone teaming up with Bill Gates's fund to launching a joint £3.5 billion takeover bid for Signature Aviation. Below is a link to Mark's scoop with all the gory detail: