Sat, Jan. 24, 2:30 PM
- PE giant TPG Capital "seriously considered" buying Herbalife (NYSE:HLF) last year. It also took a look at Nu Skin (NYSE:NUS).
- It is not clear why TPG’s interest in Herbalife and Nu Skin ended without any investment.
- On Thursday, Avon (NYSE:AVP) jumped 15% on reports TPG was interested in acquiring it, only to drop 7.9% on Friday after Wells Fargo told clients in a note it was skeptical of the prospect.
- If TPG does not buy Avon, it “might take a new look” at Herbalife, with its stock falling in half over the last 12 months, a source says.
- Source: NY Post
Sep. 4, 2013, 2:16 AM
- Herbalife (HLF) looks to have gained another ally in its battle against accusations that it's a pyramid scheme, with William Stiritz, the CEO of Raisin Bran maker Post Holdings (POST), acquiring a 5.2% stake in the the company.
- Stiritz joins Carl Icahn, George Soros and Perry Capital in buying into Herbalife and taking the opposite position to Bill Ackman's big short.
Apr. 11, 2013, 2:37 PMHerbalife (HLF +3.8%) pops on reports from CNBC that the criminal complaint filed against the charged former KPMG auditor Scott London inferred the company was going to go private. However, the SEC complaint doesn't appears to discuss a takeover of HLF, but instead refers to London passing information to Shaw on mergers involving RSC Holdings and United Rentals, and Pacific Capital with Union Bank. | Comment!
Jan. 10, 2013, 5:30 AMCarl Icahn has reportedly entered the battle of the investor titans that's raging over Herbalife (HLF) by acquiring a stake in the supplements company. Icahn has joined Dan Loeb on the long side, thereby going up against Bill Ackman on the short. "It's going to be an Ackman sandwich," a hedge fund manager declared.
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