Monday, 20 October 2014
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Sep 12 2013 | 11:44am ET
The Blackstone Group aims to raise more than $1 billion selling shares in hotel giant Hilton Worldwide Holdings.
Hilton filed for an initial public offering today, seeking $1.25 billion. The money would go to paying down debt and will allow Blackstone to begin profiting on its $7 billion investment.
The private-equity firm will retain a majority of Hilton's voting shares after the IPO.
It remains unclear how many shares Hilton will sell, or at what price. Bank of America, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley will run the IPO.
Blackstone bought the McLean, Va.-based company in 2007 for $26 billion, including debt. Prior to the IPO, Hilton will refinance some $13.5 billion in debt.
Sep 22 2014 | 4:15pm ET
"I tell people that everybody likes good news and so if you have good performance that’s wonderful,” explains Mike McKitish of Peddie School's endowment, “but it’s the people that want to talk about the bad news or where they drifted and how they came back and how they stayed to their discipline…” that he wants to hear from. Read more…
Sep 30 2014 | 9:29am ET
The crisp Autumnal days of October are upon us, and so are a few of the hedge fund industry’s favorite charitable events. If you have never been to Rocktoberfest, well, you are missing out. And for a quieter evening of sipping and socializing, stop by HFC’s Wine Soiree. Read more…
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