Market Chatter- Corporate finance press digest- March 16

Mon Mar 16, 2015 12:12am EDT
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The following corporate finance-related stories were reported by media:

* Carmike Cinemas Inc, the fourth-largest U.S. movie theater chain, has hired investment bank JPMorgan Chase & Co to help it explore strategic alternatives, including a potential sale, according to people familiar with the matter.

* A group comprising KKR & Co, Varde Partners and Deutsche Bank are looking to securitise about A$7 billion ($5.33 billion) of debt they acquired from a unit of GE , three sources with knowledge of the matter said.

* Bankers running the expected A$3 billion ($2.29 billion) initial public offering of Australian software firm MYOB Ltd, owned by Bain Capital, plan to file a prospectus for the sale by end-March, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters.   Continued...