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  • Market Realist6 months ago

    Junk Bond Issuance Rose Due to Healthy Market Conditions

    Improved market conditions, driven by a rebound in oil prices, have brought junk bond issuers back to the primary market. The primary market saw three deals being priced last week.

  • Instant Analysis: American Water Works Replaces CONSOL Energy in the S&P 500
    Motley Fool6 months ago

    Instant Analysis: American Water Works Replaces CONSOL Energy in the S&P 500

    The utility becomes the newest component of the benchmark index, while CONSOL Energy shifts to the S&P Mid Cap 400 to replace Solera Holdings.

  • American City Business Journals6 months ago

    Vista Equity completes $6.5B buyout of software maker

    Vista Equity Partners, one of Austin’s largest private equity firms, has completed its take-private acquisition of Solera Holdings Inc., a Dallas-area maker of risk and asset management software, for $6.5 billion or $55.85 per share. Vista Equity bought Solera through an affiliate with investment from Koch Equity Development LLC, the investment and acquisition subsidiary of Koch Industries Inc., and Goldman Sachs & Co., the companies said in a prepared statement. Vista Equity, which focuses on technology investment, is headed by CEO Robert Smith and President Brian Sheth, two of the wealthiest people in the Austin area.