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NEW YORK, Sept 25- Dow Chemical Co has kicked off a process to sell its epoxy and chlorine businesses, hoping to find a single buyer for them in what is set to be a multibillion-dollar deal, according to people familiar with the matter.
The company raised about $161.4 million after its offering was priced at $12 per share, the low end of its expected price range of $12- $14. Smart and Final, backed by private equity firm Ares Management LP, is selling all the 13.45 million shares in the offering. Ares Management bought Smart and Final from Apollo Global Management LLC in 2012 for $975 million.
Sept 16- Blackstone Group LP aims to raise about $16 billion for its latest flagship buyout fund, roughly in line with a predecessor fund that wrapped up fundraising in 2012, a person familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. The Wall Street Journal earlier reported on the fundraising target.
Sept 11- Food retailer Smart& Final Stores Inc said it expects its initial public offering to be priced between $12 and $14 per share, valuing the century-old company at nearly $1 billion. Smart& Final, which is backed by private equity firm Ares Management LP, runs 250 non-membership, small-box, warehouse-style stores in western United States.
Sept 2- Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd said it would buy Prestige Cruises International Inc from its owner Apollo Global Management LLC in a $3 billion deal to expand its high-end luxury cruise offerings.
Aug 31- Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd, the world's third largest cruise operator, is in advanced talks to acquire peer Prestige Cruises International Inc for around $3 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.
Aug 29- Carlyle Group LP has agreed to pay $115 million to settle a lawsuit accusing it of conspiring with other buyout firms not to outbid each other on some takeovers that occurred prior to the financial crisis, a person familiar with the matter said on Friday. Washington, D.C.- based Carlyle declined to comment.
The challenges highlight the difficulties that bailed-out Banco Espirito Santo and its successor Novo Banco face as they try to recover some of the family's massive debts.
The bondholders would participate in a $600 million rights offering, while JPMorgan Chase& Co would supply a $1.3 billion loan.
NEW YORK, Aug 18- A judge said he will rule on Tuesday whether junior bondholders of Momentive Performance Materials, a quartz and silicone maker owned by Apollo Global Management, are being fairly pushed behind other creditors, a decision that could make or break Momentive's plan to cut $3 billion in debt and exit bankruptcy.
NEW YORK, Aug 18- Momentive Performance Materials, the quartz and silicone maker owned by Apollo Global Management, will embark Monday on a week of hotly contested hearings seeking court approval of a plan to cut $3 billion in debt and exit bankruptcy.
Attorney Melinda Haag announced that Alfred J. Villalobos, a former member of the board of the California Public Employee Retirement System who later worked as a placement agent, engaged in a conspiracy to commit corruption, defraud the United States, conceal materials, and conspire to commit mail and wire fraud.
Aug 7- Blackstone Group LP, KKR& Co LP and TPG Capital LP have agreed to settle a U.S. lawsuit accusing them of conspiring not to outbid each other and other buyout firms on takeovers of companies, a person familiar with the matter said.
Aug 6- Apollo Global Management LLC said on Wednesday its second-quarter earnings fell 6 percent, missing most analysts' expectations, as it sold fewer of its private equity holdings while taxes and expenses rose. Blackstone Group LP, KKR& Co LP and Carlyle Group LP all posted bumper profits for the quarter.
Aug 6- Apollo Global Management LLC said on Wednesday its second-quarter earnings declined 6 percent, missing most analysts' expectations, as it sold fewer of its private equity holdings while taxes and expenses rose.
NEW YORK, July 16- KKR& Co LP's co-founders Henry Kravis and George Roberts have indicated they intend to stay at the buyout firm for at least five more years, but two men- Scott Nuttall and Joseph Bae- are emerging as front-runners to eventually succeed them.
June 20- Food retailer Smart& Final Stores Inc, backed by private equity firm Ares Management LP, filed with U.S. regulators on Friday to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering of its common stock. The company was bought by Ares Management from Apollo Global Management LLC for $975 million in 2012..
*Slot-machine maker has a market value of nearly $4 bln. MILAN, June 16- Italian lottery operator GTECH is in preliminary talks to buy Las Vegas- based International Game Technology in a cash and shares deal that would make it a significant player in the casino slot machine business.
MILAN, June 16- Italian lottery operator GTECH said on Monday it was in preliminary talks to buy Las Vegas- based slot machine maker International Game Technology in a deal that could involve a cash and paper offer.
NEW YORK, June 10- Wall Street banks are playing cat-and-mouse with U.S. regulators over rules that seek to reduce lending for deals that load up companies with too much debt, as they try to retain a profitable business and meet demands from clients and investors.