apollo global management - a (APO) Key Developments
Apollo Global Management May Not Bid For Project Arrow
Sep 21 15
Nama's largest loan auction, Project Arrow, is under threat, according to the Sunday Times, which claims there are fears a second bidder may not submit a bid for the €7.2 billion loan portfolio. It reports Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE:APO) may not bid. The newspaper also reports that one of the five bidders for Nama's Project Jewel, Davidson Kempner, may leave that process.
PetSmart Reportedly In Talks To Acquire Petco Holdings
Sep 18 15
PetSmart, Inc. may acquire Petco Holdings, Inc. Peoplke close to the matter said that Petco Holdings is exploring the possibility of being acquired by PetSmart. According to the news report, the preliminary talks between the two companies come after PetSmart ruled out a deal with Petco in 2014. Petco's owners, TPG Capital, L.P. and Leonard Green & Partners, L.P., registered the company for an initial public offering in August 2015 that could value it at between $5 billion and $6 billion, including debt. Sources added that the owners are simultaneously exploring an outright sale of Petco, and are in talks with several private equity firms, including Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE:APO) and Bain Capital, LLC about such a deal. Sources further added that TPG and Leonard Green have now started informal talks with PetSmart in the hope of fetching a higher price for Petco. The news report also mentioned that the sources asked not to be identified because the negotiations are not public and Petco, TPG, Apollo and Bain declined to comment, while PetSmart and Leonard Green representatives did not respond to requests for comment.
PetSmart Reportedly In Talks With Petco
Sep 18 15
TPG Capital, L.P and Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. have started informal talks with PetSmart, Inc. in hope of fetching a higher price for Petco Holdings, Inc., sources said. PetSmart has not yet been given access to Petco's confidential information, and there is no certainty that talks will progress and a deal between the two will be successfully negotiated, the sources added. TPG Capital, L.P. and Leonard Green & Partners have simultaneously made an outright sale of Petco, and are in talks with several private equity firms, including Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE:APO) and Bain Capital, LLC.
Bank Of Portugal Reportedly End Talks With Bidders
Sep 15 15
Banco de Portugal has failed to sell Novo Banco, S.A, ending talks with all bidders as their offers remained too low, sources said. Earlier, the central bank had failed to reach a deal with Anbang Insurance Group Co., Ltd., which had presented the highest bid of the three potential buyers which includes Fosun International Limited (SEHK:656) and Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE:APO). The central bank has declined to comment. A source close to the sale said the process should resume at the end of this year, or at the start of 2016, and will include more options than just the sale of the bank's capital. Portugal's Central Bank is postponing the sale of Novo Banco, S.A. The Bank of Portugal's Board of Governors decided to interrupt the sale of Novo Banco given the current situation in which there are considerable elements of uncertainty," the central bank said in a statement on September 15, 2015. The Bank of Portugal said it planned to resume the sale of Novo Banco when its recapitalisation needs were known and when there are favourable conditions for obtaining offers close to the target price it had set.
KKR And Apollo Seeks GE's $11 Billion Inventory Finance Arm
Sep 11 15
KKR & Co. L.P. (NYSE:KKR) and Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE:APO) are seeking to acquire General Electric Company’s (NYSE:GE) inventory finance arm, a unit with $11 billion in assets, as GE retreats from banking, Bloomberg reported. According to people familiar with the matter, buyout firms made bids two weeks ago for GE Commercial Distribution Finance Corporation. GE could select a buyer by the end of September 2015 for the unit, which arranges credit for retailers and manufacturers.