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  • Thu, Oct. 13, 1:28 PM
    • Apollo Global (NYSE:APO) has teamed up with Xcoal Energy & Resources to beat out the likes of BHP Billiton for Anglo American's (OTCPK:AAUKF, OTCPK:AAUKY) Australian metallurgical coal assets, according to Bloomberg.
    • The deal value could ultimately top $1.5B, and include a contingent value right which may include more money for Anglo if the price of coking coal rises in the future.
    • Anglo, meanwhile is lower by 4.7% today as the mining sector as a whole takes a hit from weak Chinese export data.
    | Thu, Oct. 13, 1:28 PM
  • Tue, Oct. 4, 7:11 PM
    • Little-known Caelus Energy, a closely-held oil exploration company backed by P-E firm Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO), says it has made a world-class oil discovery in remote Alaska.
    • Caelus says it expects to be able to extract 1.8B-2.4B barrels from the discovery made in the shallow waters of Smith Bay, ~300 miles north of the Arctic Circle.
    • The company hopes to build an $800M, 125-mile pipeline to carry the oil underneath Alaska-owned waters to connect with existing pipelines, which likely will generate strong support from a state hurting from plummeting oil revenue.
    | Tue, Oct. 4, 7:11 PM | 13 Comments
  • Mon, Oct. 3, 4:50 PM
    • The P-E consortium headed by Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO) is the clear front-runner to purchase Anglo American's (OTCPK:AAUKF, OTCPK:AAUKY) Queensland metallurgical coal assets and now is in exclusive talks, Australian Financial Review reports.
    • APO reportedly is working in a consortium with Pennsylvania coal exporter Xcoal Energy Resources, the largest U.S. exporter of coal.
    • A BHP Billiton (NYSE:BHP) alliance with Mitsubishi and U.S.-based Coronado Coal have not yet pulled out of the race for the assets, according to the report.
    | Mon, Oct. 3, 4:50 PM
  • Tue, Sep. 27, 1:56 PM
    • Outerwall (NASDAQ:OUTR) announces the deal to be acquired by affiliates of Apollo Global Management (APO +0.2%) for $52.00 per share has been completed.
    • The company's segments will be managed and operated as three distinct businesses. Galen Smith was named CEO of Redbox, while James Gaherity and David Maquera will run the Coinstar and ecoATM businesses, respectively. Current Outerwall CEO Erik Prusch will step away.
    • Source: Press Release
    | Tue, Sep. 27, 1:56 PM | 1 Comment
  • Tue, Sep. 27, 1:08 PM
    • With payment made, Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO) has wrapped its purchase of kiosk operator Outerwall (NASDAQ:OUTR).
    • Apollo paid $52/share (total enterprise value of $1.6B, including debt). On Sept. 23, about 69.3% of the outstanding shares of Outerwall were tendered and accepted.
    • The firm said Outerwall's segments will be operated as three distinct businesses: Galen Smith will run Redbox as its CEO, James Gaherity will serve as CEO of Coinstar, and David Maquera will act as CEO of ecoATM.
    • Outerwall CEO Erik Prusch is leaving the company.
    | Tue, Sep. 27, 1:08 PM | 3 Comments
  • Tue, Sep. 27, 11:12 AM
    • "For any professional investor, this is the most difficult period we’ve ever experienced,” says Joe Baratta, Blackstone's (NYSE:BX) global head of private equity. “You have historically high multiples of cash flows, low yields. I’ve never seen it in my career. It’s the most treacherous moment.”
    • For private-equity players, lofty valuations make it a great time to cash in on investments, but a not-so-great time to redeploy capital into new deals. Not finding a lot of value in large LBOs, Baratta says Blackstone is targeting smaller companies with lower leverage.
    • Source: Bloomberg's Devin Banerjee
    • Other interested parties: Carlyle Group (NASDAQ:CG), Apollo Global (NYSE:APO), KKR, Fortress Investment (NYSE:FIG)
    | Tue, Sep. 27, 11:12 AM | 18 Comments
  • Mon, Sep. 19, 6:21 PM
    • Community Health Systems (NYSE:CYH) +7.1% AH higher following a Reuters report that Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO) is among P-E firms and REITs in talks to acquire some of the company's assets.
    • APO is seeking to add scale to its RegionalCare Hospital Partners portfolio company with more hospitals, according to the report.
    • CYH said earlier that it was in the early stages of exploring a variety of options with unnamed financial sponsors, as well as other unspecified alternatives.
    • On Friday, Bloomberg published a report speculating on a potential sale of CYH that offered few statistics.
    | Mon, Sep. 19, 6:21 PM | 6 Comments
  • Fri, Aug. 26, 8:56 AM
    • The deal with funds of Apollo Global (NYSE:APO) for $32 per share is about where a sale had been expected to take place. Rackspace (NYSE:RAX) closed yesterday at $30.19.
    • The sale is expected to close in Q4.
    | Fri, Aug. 26, 8:56 AM | 17 Comments
  • Tue, Aug. 23, 7:21 PM
    • Four of the private equity funds at Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO) will pay $52.7M to settle SEC charges that they misled investors.
    • The funds were charged with false information about fees and a loan agreement, and with failing to supervise a senior partner who charged personal expenses to the funds.
    • That partner was Ali Rashid, Bloomberg reports. The SEC is said to be considering suing him for violating federal securities laws.
    • The settlement means Apollo does not admit or deny the allegations.
    • Advisers were charged with not adequately disclosing benefits they received by speeding up fee payments from companies in the funds' portfolios, which then reduced the value of the companies before their sale or IPO (and thus reduced distributions to fund investors).
    • Apollo had enhanced disclosure and compliance "long before the SEC inquiry began," a spokesman says.
    | Tue, Aug. 23, 7:21 PM | 1 Comment
  • Fri, Aug. 19, 8:06 AM
    • Nike (NYSE:NKE) and Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO) struck a supply chain partnership aimed at speeding up delivery and boosting regional manufacturing capabilities.
    • The new company created through the partnership has already acquired two smaller suppliers in the Americas and will look for more synergistic deals.
    • Terms of the arrangement weren't disclosed.
    | Fri, Aug. 19, 8:06 AM | 1 Comment
  • Wed, Aug. 3, 8:44 AM
    • A consortium led by Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO) has emerged as the front-runner for Anglo American's (OTCPK:AAUKF, OTCPK:AAUKY) Australian met coal mines, valued at as much as $1.5B, Reuters reports.
    • APO has teamed up with energy-focused P-E firm Riverstone Holdings and Pennsylvania coal exporter Xcoal Energy & Resources, and is on site finalizing details of the deal, according to the report.
    • Reuters previously reported that BHP Billiton (NYSE:BHP) and Glencore (OTCPK:GLCNF, OTCPK:GLNCY) as well as suitors from China, Japan and India were looking at the assets.
    | Wed, Aug. 3, 8:44 AM
  • Wed, Aug. 3, 7:15 AM
    • Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO): Q2 EPS of $0.98 may not be comparable to consensus of $0.20.
    • Revenue of $660.47M (+87.8% Y/Y) beats by $353.6M.
    • Press Release
    | Wed, Aug. 3, 7:15 AM | 6 Comments
  • Tue, Aug. 2, 5:30 PM
  • Mon, Jul. 25, 8:36 AM
    • Outerwall (NASDAQ:OUTR) announces it will be acquired by affiliates of Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO) for $52 per share in a deal that will see the company go private.
    • The total enterprise value of the deal is $1.6B, including debt. The transaction is expected to close in Q3.
    • OUTR closed at $46.91 on Friday. Shares are currently under a Nasdaq trading halt.
    | Mon, Jul. 25, 8:36 AM | 15 Comments
  • Thu, Jul. 21, 4:00 PM
    • Less than two years after buying the IT service firm (from another P-E player for an undisclosed price), Apollo Global (APO +1.3%) is considering taking Presidio public, reports the WSJ. The listing, say the Journal's sources, could value Presidio at more than $2B.
    • Always the contrarians, Apollo is thinking about a public listing during the slowest IPO market since the financial crisis. Just 50 companies have come public YTD vs. 113 for the same period last year. The offerings have raised $11.1B, 50% lower than a year ago.
    | Thu, Jul. 21, 4:00 PM
  • Fri, Jul. 15, 4:30 PM
    • Ferro (NYSE:FOE) -10.3% AH following a Reuters report that it turned down takeover offers from P-E firms Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO) and CVC Capital Partners as too low.
    • FOE's board reportedly met this week and rejected the offers, which were below the company's current trading price of ~$14/share.
    • FOE may explore other alternatives if the P-E firms fail to improve their offers, and may consider making an acquisition itself, according to the report.
    | Fri, Jul. 15, 4:30 PM