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Sponsors May Not Smile for Shutterfly's Price: Chart of the Day

Jonathan Marino
9/30/14 8:10 AM EDT
Tech sector LBOs are hot this fall, and in September, we've seen a number of big auctions generate big returns for investors, But, now, a pair of investors -- Marathon Partners and Mario Gabelli -- have even bigger eyes for returns. The Deal reported in mid-August that Shutterfly was drawing private equity bids in the $50-per-share range, but now, hedge fund investors say they want any private equity firm that buys the company to pay up, even more. After being shut out of some auctions, and paying high premiums on other deals, PE may be forced to pry open the pocketbook a little more this time.
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