Feb 12 The following corporate finance-related
stories were reported by media on Tuesday:
* Dish Network Corp Chairman Charlie Ergen
dismissed speculation his surprise $2.3 billion bid for
Clearwire Corp was "illusory," saying that he wanted a
stake in the wireless company and that rival bidder Sprint
Nextel would have to work to fend off Dish.
* Private equity firm Carlyle Group recently
approached Nasdaq OMX Group about taking the exchange
operator private, but the talks fell apart over a disagreement
on price, sources familiar with the deal said on Monday.
* Private equity firms Genstar Capital and Aquiline Private
Equity LLC have teamed up and are in exclusive negotiations to
buy Genworth Financial Inc's wealth management business
and its San Francisco-based alternative investment business, two
sources familiar with the situation said.
* Gardner Denver Inc is considering leveraged
recapitalization as an alternative, as efforts to sell itself to
private equity snag over price and the business outlook sags for
the industrial machinery maker, people familiar with the matter
said on Monday.
* BlackRock was the seller of a large stake in
Italian oil services group Saipem in a deal that has
attracted scrutiny from Italian and British regulators, the
Financial Times reported, citing people familiar with the
* Lenders to Britain's General Healthcare Group (GHG) are in
talks on a restructuring of its around 2 billion pound ($3.1
billion) debt pile, banking sources said on Monday, in a process
which threatens to leave them nursing heavy losses.
* Novatek, Russia's largest independent gas
producer, plans a four-year rouble-denominated Eurobond issue,
two banking sources told Reuters on Monday.