Tag Archives: WSJ

Is Recent Blackstone Spinoff PJT Partners A Bargain? WSJ Says Maybe

We failed to note it at the time, but on October 1, Blackstone(BX) completed the spinoff of several advisory businesses which combined with PJT Capital to form PJT Partners(PJT).  Blackstone unit holders received one PJT share for every forty units of Blackstone held. The spinoff was structured to be tax free to unit holders. PJT Partners begins operations… Read More »

BABA Black Sheep? Yahoo’s Aabaco Holdings Spinoff Watches Value Evaporate With Alibaba Stock

Yahoo(YHOO) investors may be learning a costly lesson in the dangers of tax efficiency. Under pressure from investors to maximize the value of its Alibaba(BABA) stake, the company unveiled a plan to spin off the stake, with a small business unit, as Aabaco Holdings. The spinoff was intended to avoid paying $12 billion in taxes. For months, however… Read More »