‘Carveout’ sets investors up for higher gains

Foodmaker Post Holdings recently initiated a “carve-out,” using an IPO to sell a portion of its active nutrition business, BellRing Brands. That now pure-play firm makes protein bars, shakes and nutritional supplements.
Post used the proceeds from the sale to pay down its debt and strengthen… Read More

Carveouts also benefit investors

Stock carveouts can be thought of as split-off IPOs or partial spinoffs. They’re a type of reorganization where a firm sets up one of its businesses as a separate company and uses an initial public offering to sell partial or minority interest in the new… Read More

We’ll keep an eye on these new spinoffs

NETGEAR INC. $64 (Nasdaq symbol NTGR; Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 31.4 million; Market cap: $2.0 billion; No dividends paid; Takeover Target Rating: Medium; www.netgear.com) is a networking equipment provider for small businesses and home users. Its products include wi-fi routers, and both DSL and USB… Read More

The facts about … stock carveouts

Stock carveouts are also known as split-off IPOs or partial spinoffs. They’re a type of corporate reorganization where a firm uses an initial public offering to sell partial or minority interest in one of its subsidiary. It retains the rest—typically about an 80% stake.

By listing… Read More