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The week ahead for December 9-15: Hilton IPO; quarterly industrial data; IP changes [Pictures]
The week ahead for December 9-15: Hilton IPO; quarterly industrial data; IP changes [Pictures]

(Reuters) - Hilton Worldwide Inc said its initial public offering would raise up to $2.37 billion in the biggest-ever hotel IPO, more than doubling Blackstone Group LP's investment. According to reports last week, Hilton is expected to launch its initial public offering this month and the sale of about 11.5 percent of its shares would value the company at up to $32.5 billion, including debt. Blackstone took Hilton private in 2007 for $26.7 billion, including debt, in one of the largest leveraged buyouts before the 2008 global financial crisis. Blackstone has invested in total about $6.4 billion in Hilton and its 76.2 percent stake after the IPO would be worth up to $15.7 billion. Its...

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