Sept 13 The following corporate finance-related
stories were reported by media on Friday:
* Leading bond-fund managers Pacific Investment Management
Co. and BlackRock Inc bought about $13 billion of the
debt Verizon Communications Inc sold in its record $49
billion bond offering, the Wall Street Journal reported on
Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter.
* Blackstone Group LP is hoping the stock market will
value Hilton Worldwide Inc at around $30 billion, including
debt, a source familiar with the situation said, as the private
equity firm filed papers on Thursday to take the U.S. hotel
* A retiree healthcare trust will force Chrysler Group LLC
to go public unless Italian automaker Fiat SpA agrees to pay top
dollar - more than $5 billion - for the trust's stake in the
U.S. automaker, several people familiar with the matter said.
* Exchange operator Deutsche Boerse is exploring
plans to create a derivatives clearing house in Asia as a way to
expand its post-trade processing services in emerging markets,
two sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday.