Private-equity firm Apollo Global Management Inc. is close to a deal to acquire aerospace parts company Arconic Corp., the Wall Street Journal reported late Wednesday.
The Journal, which first reported Apollo
was in talks to buy Arconic in February, reported the deal would value Arconic
at $30 a share, or about $3 billion, and could be announced by the time Arconic reports quarterly earnings before the market opens Thursday.
Pittsburgh-based Arconic, which was spun off from Alcoa Inc.
in 2016, had a market value of about $2.38 billion as of Wednesday, according to Dow Jones Market Data, but has a debt load of more than $1.5 billion, according to the Journal.
Arconic shares are up 6.6% year to date, but are down 19% over the past year, compared to the S&P 500’s
6.5% rise in 2023 and nearly 5% decline over the past 12 months.