Jones Energy, Inc. (NYSE: JONE) (“Jones Energy” or “the Company”)
announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement with
Magnetar Capital and affiliates of GSO Capital Partners LP (“GSO”), the
credit platform of The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX) (“Blackstone”),
under which the investors have committed to purchase from Jones Energy
Holdings, LLC (“JEH”), a subsidiary of Jones Energy, and Jones Energy
Finance Corp., a subsidiary of JEH, $250 million in aggregate principal
amount of 9.25% senior unsecured notes due 2023 at an offering price
equal to 94.59% of par.
Jones Energy, Inc. (NYSE: JONE) (“Jones Energy” or “the Company")
announced today that it has priced a registered direct offering of Class
A common stock with Magnetar Capital and affiliates of GSO Capital
Partners LP (“GSO”), the credit platform of The Blackstone Group L.P.
(NYSE:BX) (“Blackstone”), for gross proceeds of approximately $50
Shares of Pier 1 Imports Inc. (PIR) plunged 24% in after-hours trade, after the specialty home furnishings retailer slashed its profit and sales outlook for fiscal 2015 and said its chief financial officer was retiring.
Water (NYSE: AWK), the nation’s largest publicly traded water and
wastewater utility company, announced today the company will play an
active role in the upcoming National Association of Regulatory Utility
Commissioners (NARUC) Winter
Meeting , which will be held Feb.
Halliburton Company (NYSE: HAL) and Baker Hughes Incorporated (NYSE:
BHI) today announced that, as expected, the companies have each received
a request for additional information (“second requests”) from the United
States Department of Justice (“DOJ”) in connection with Halliburton’s
pending acquisition of Baker Hughes.
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