public sale

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The crown prince wants the company, Saudi Arabia’s main economic asset, to be a magnet for attracting international investors, including through a public sale of shares. New York Times, "With Saudi Aramco Set to Disclose Earnings, Could an I.P.O. Be Next?," 9 Aug. 2019 The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the board made a motion Wednesday in Charleston to delay a possible public sale. USA TODAY, "Smokey Bear, tarantula trek, censoring Adam and Eve: News from around our 50 states," 9 Aug. 2019 With so many fans turned away, a second — and perhaps third — public sale is in the works. Los Angeles Times, "Tokyo’s rough road to 2020 Summer Olympics," 23 July 2019 So Anbang is approaching potential buyers directly, rather than undergoing a traditional public sales process, said one of the people familiar with the matter. Dominique Fong, WSJ, "China’s Anbang Puts a $5.5 Billion Luxury Hotel Portfolio on the Block," 19 Aug. 2018 In all, Murphy spent a reported $50 million beefing up Christie's marketing while modernizing the venerable firm with online auctions and its first public sale in Shanghai. Vicky Ward, Town & Country, "Buyer's Remorse: Inside the Art World's Billion-Dollar Rivalry," 4 Mar. 2015 The woman listed as the board secretary did not respond to requests for comment, but property records show the Calumet Park address listed in the filing as her residence was foreclosed on in 2011 and sold at public sale in 2013. Zak Koeske, Daily Southtown, "For years, there's been no financial oversight at the Calumet Park library. Now the state is getting involved.," 13 July 2018 Each day, Wimbledon allots for public sale a few hundred premium-play tickets for Centre Court (except the last four days), No. 1 Court and No. Ed Sherman, chicagotribune.com, "From the players to the Pimm's, a visit to Wimbledon is a winning experience," 5 June 2018 Items from South Beach developer and notorious playboy Thomas Kramer's former Star Island mansion sold during a public sale in February 2018. Rene Rodriguez, Sun-Sentinel.com, "South Beach investor and playboy Thomas Kramer's former home sells for $33 million," 12 June 2018

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