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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