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Apollo prepares 2018 IPO for ADT Corp -sources

July 20 Private equity firm Apollo Global Management LLC is preparing to take U.S. security company ADT Corp public at a $15 billion plus valuation, just over a year after buying it, sources familiar with the situation said on Thursday.

BRIEF-Appboy raises $20.4 mln through equity financing that includes series C preferred stock

* Appboy Inc says raises $20.4 million through equity financing that includes series c preferred stock - SEC filing​ Source text : (http://bit.ly/2uf7khD)

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BRIEF-CalSTRS reports 13.4 pct net investment return for FY 16-17

* Calstrs reports 13.4 percent net investment return for fy 16-17

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Manhattan office market softens though prices hold up -report

NEW YORK, July 20 A softer Manhattan real estate market can be seen in office rents, the dollar volume and number of buildings sold, while a large Chinese buying presence so far in 2017 is likely to taper off later this year, brokerage Cushman & Wakefield said on Thursday.

Regulatory News 7:07pm BST

BRIEF-Colorescience Inc files to say raised $15 million in equity financing

* Colorescience Inc files to say it raised $15 million in equity financing

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BRIEF-Fairview Capital Investment Management reports 6.4 pct passive stake in Liberty Media

* Fairview Capital Investment Management LLC reports 6.4 percent passive stake in Liberty Media Corp as of July 7 - sec filing Source text : http://bit.ly/2ttPKru Further company coverage:

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Benetton family seeks to make Ducati motorbikes Italian -sources

LONDON/FRANKFURT/MILAN, July 20 Italy's Benetton family is vying with motorbike firms and buyout funds for control of Italian motorcycle brand Ducati, which is being sold by Germany's Volkswagen, sources involved in the process told Reuters.

Regulatory News, M&A, 6:55pm BST

BRIEF-PPG to acquire coatings application services provider The Crown Group

* PPG to acquire coatings application services provider The Crown Group

Regulatory News 6:26pm BST

BRIEF-Apollo Global is preparing IPO for ADT - WSJ

* Apollo Global preparing IPO for ADT; could file paperwork for IPO by the fall and list shares around 2017 year-end - WSJ Source text - (http://on.wsj.com/2ud3Zhj) Further company coverage:

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Saba, Macquarie compete for Spanish car parking operator Empark -sources

LONDON/MADRID, July 20 Saba Aparcamientos and Macquarie have both submitted final offers for Spain's Empark, valuing the car park operator at 900 million to 1.2 billion euros, sources close to the deal said.

Regulatory News, Bonds, 5:30pm BST