January 12, 2018 / 12:59 AM / 7 days ago

Pitney Bowes gets interest from Blackstone, Carlyle: FT, citing Bloomberg

(Reuters) - U.S. mail management company Pitney Bowes Inc (PBI.N) has received takeover interest from private equity firms Blackstone Group LP (BX.N) and Carlyle Group LP (CG.O), according to the Financial Times, citing a Bloomberg report. on.ft.com/2muFfyo

Pitney’s shares closed up nearly 15 percent on Thursday.

    “We do not comment on rumors or speculation,” a Pitney Bowes spokeswoman told Reuters.

    Blackstone declined to comment, while Carlyle could not be immediately reached for comment.

    Reporting by Sonam Rai in Bengaluru and Joshua Franklin in New York; Editing by Maju Samuel

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