Equity Investments

Papa John’s adopts rights plan to limit founder’s stake

Papa John’s adopts rights plan to limit founder’s stake

Published 23/07/2018

(Reuters) - Papa John’s International Inc (PZZA.O) on Sunday adopted a shareholder rights plan, or a “poison pill”, with a 15 percent trigger to deter [more…]

Blackstone wins EU approval to buy Thomson Reuters unit

Blackstone wins EU approval to buy Thomson Reuters unit

Published 23/07/2018

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. private equity firm Blackstone Group (BX.N) has secured EU antitrust approval to acquire a majority stake in Thomson Reuters’ (TRI.TO) Financial [more…]

SoftBank tightens grip on Yahoo Japan via $2 billion deal with Altaba

SoftBank tightens grip on Yahoo Japan via $2 billion deal with Altaba

Published 10/07/2018

TOKYO (Reuters) - SoftBank Group (9984.T) is increasing its stake in Yahoo Japan (4689.T) through a $2 billion, three-way deal with U.S. firm Altaba (AABA.O) [more…]

Japan’s Takeda gains U.S. approval for $62 billion Shire buy

Japan’s Takeda gains U.S. approval for $62 billion Shire buy

Published 10/07/2018

TOKYO (Reuters) - Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd on Tuesday said it has received U.S. approval for its $62 billion acquisition of London-listed Shire Plc, taking [more…]

Indian shopkeepers plan sit-in protest against Walmart’s Flipkart buy

Indian shopkeepers plan sit-in protest against Walmart’s Flipkart buy

Published 02/07/2018

MUMBAI (Reuters) - A lobby group of small Indian traders and shopkeepers has asked tens of thousands of its members to hold protests across the [more…]

Blackstone sees scope for Italian deals despite political strife

Blackstone sees scope for Italian deals despite political strife

Published 30/05/2018

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Alternative asset manager Blackstone Group LP (BX.N) is still open to doing deals in Italy despite political turmoil in the euro [more…]

Hedge fund Jana Partners has no shares in Casey’s Stores: spokesman

Hedge fund Jana Partners has no shares in Casey’s Stores: spokesman

Published 23/05/2018

BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jana Partners said on Wednesday it was not invested in Casey’s General Stores Inc after speculation that the hedge fund had [more…]

Australia’s Santos gets final sweetened $10.8 billion bid from…

Australia’s Santos gets final sweetened $10.8 billion bid from…

Published 21/05/2018

(Reuters) - U.S.-based Harbour Energy made a final offer of $10.8 billion for Australia’s Santos Ltd (STO.AX) on Monday, hiking its bid for a fifth [more…]

French government urges Air France to pursue reforms as strikes bite

French government urges Air France to pursue reforms as strikes bite

Published 06/05/2018

PARIS (Reuters) - The French finance minister on Sunday raised the pressure on Air France managers and unions to resolve a stand-off over wages, saying [more…]

Buffett owns 5 percent of Apple. He’d like to own more

Buffett owns 5 percent of Apple. He’d like to own more

Published 05/05/2018

OMAHA, Neb. (Reuters) - Warren Buffett said he would be happy if his conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway Inc owned more than 5 percent of Apple Inc’s [more…]