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

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. 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.

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