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Date: 07/31/20 17:19
Blackstone preparing a bid for Kansas City southern
Author: green

Being reported in tonight's Wall Street journal Blackstone is going to make an offer for Kansas City southern.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/private-equity-firms-discuss-bid-for-kansas-city-southern-11596223106?



Date: 07/31/20 20:02
Re: Blackstone preparing a bid for Kansas City southern
Author: highgreengraphics

Isn't Blackstone the same outfit that screwed up C&NW, milking its assets and selling the shell to UP? === === = === JLH



Date: 07/31/20 21:09
Re: Blackstone preparing a bid for Kansas City southern
Author: brc600

highgreengraphics Wrote:
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> Isn't Blackstone the same outfit that screwed up
> C&NW, milking its assets and selling the shell to
> UP? === === = === JLH

I've never known Blackstone and related groups to be good. UP Accounting Dept people claimed that C&NW was cashless when UP purchased them.



Date: 07/31/20 21:11
Re: Blackstone preparing a bid for Kansas City southern
Author: brc600

Private equity usally results in cannibalization. Buy KCS and sell it to UP-BNSF joint company?

green Wrote:
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> Being reported in tonight's Wall Street journal
> Blackstone is going to make an offer for Kansas
> City southern.
>
> https://www.wsj.com/articles/private-equity-firms-
> discuss-bid-for-kansas-city-southern-11596223106?



Date: 08/01/20 16:07
Re: Blackstone preparing a bid for Kansas City southern
Author: junctiontower

highgreengraphics Wrote:
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> Isn't Blackstone the same outfit that screwed up
> C&NW, milking its assets and selling the shell to
> UP? === === = === JLH

I believe Blackstone (and UP) are the ones that saved the C&NW from being dismantled piece by piece by some OTHER corporate raider.  Ultimately, UP had acquired enough of an interest in C&NW that once they decided to finish the deal, there was little that C&NW and Blackstone could do about it.



Date: 08/02/20 11:47
Re: Blackstone preparing a bid for Kansas City southern
Author: wabash2800




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