International Game Technology (IGT:US), the world’s largest maker of slot machines, rose 11 percent after Reuters reported bidders include lottery operator GTech SpA (GTK) and billionaire Ron Perelman’s MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc.
The shares advanced to $15.86 at the close in New York, the highest level since Jan. 23. The stock has declined 13 percent this year.
The Las Vegas-based company also attracted preliminary bids from Apollo Global Management LLC and Carlyle Group LP (CG:US), Reuters reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Binding bids are due in a few weeks, according to the report.
IGT jumped 14 percent on June 9, the most in five years, after Reuters reported the company hired Morgan Stanley to explore a sale.
GTech, based in Rome, fell 8 cents to 19.66 euros today in Italy.
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