When “The best investment on earth is Earth”: PE and SWF bet on Real Estate

Prologis Inc.; market cap (as of 24/04/2015): $22.18bn Introduction On April 19th Prologis Inc., global leader in industrial real estate, announced its intentions to buy the real estate assets and operating platform of KTR Capital Partners (KTR), a real estate focused private equity company, for a total purchase price of $5.9bn.   About Prologis With […]

General Electric: Diversity turns into Complexity

General Electric; Market Cap (as of 17/04/2015): €276,45bn   Introduction On April 10, General Electric Company made an enormous restructuring announcement to spin out the majority of financial services division, GE Capital, in a strategic effort to shift the company’s overall direction. The decision was made on the premise of GE looking to focus on […]

Deutsche Bank sells Cosmopolitan casino to Blackstone for $1.7 bn

Deutsche Bank AG Market Cap (as of 16/05/2014): $42.9bn Blackstone Group LP Market Cap (as of 16/05/2014): $32.8bn On 15th May 2014, Deutsche Bank (DB) announced that it would be selling its 100% stake in Nevada Property 1 LLC, the owner of The Cosmopolitan, a popular Las Vegas resort and casino. The sale will be […]

Blackstone steps into the luxury world

The Blackstone Group AUM (as of 01/03/14): $66bn (Private Equity only) Versace Market Cap (as of 01/03/14): N/A (€1bn EV) When Gianni Versace was shot and killed in 1997, the homonymous company he founded was left in the hands of his sister and relatives. Donatella, Allegra and Santo split the ownership, respectively receiving 20%, 50% […]

Hilton: Back to the NYSE at a Stunning Valuation

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Equity Value: $18 – $21bn ($18 – $21 per share, greenshoe not considered in EV) The Blackstone Group, AUM (as of 2012): $210bn Hilton Worldwide Holdings, the world largest hotel operator with presence in 90 countries, 157 directly owned hotels and 4,041 hotels under management, is planning an initial public offering of […]

Update on Dell’s LBO

Silver Lake Partners IV, Assets Under Management: $7.5bn Dell Inc. Mkt Cap: $23.61bn Blackstone Group L.P., Blackstone Capital Partners VI  Assets under management: $13.5bn Icahn Enterprises L.P. Mkt Cap: $9.18bn   Following our last comment on Dell’s buyout on 16.03.2013, we decided to write a follow-up to elaborate on the recent events concerning the deal. As we have […]

SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. raised $702 million dollars in its Initial Public Offering

SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. Market Cap (as of May 4th 2013) : $ 3.1bn The Blackstone Group , AUM (as of May 4th 2013) : $ 218.0bn On the 19th of April SeaWorld Entertainment opened for trading on the NYSE under the thicker symbol “SEAS”. The initial public offering of 29.9 million shares had a starting […]

Thermo Fisher to pay $13.6bn for Life Technologies

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. Market Cap(as of 19/04/13) : $28.7 bn Life Technologies Corp. Market Cap(as of 19/04/13): $12.6 bn Deal size: $13.6bn   On April 15th , Thermo Fisher Scientific, the second-biggest maker of life sciences equipment by market value, agreed to buy for $13.6bn  Life Technologies Corporation, a California based manufacturer of  laboratory […]

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