Blackstone, Carlyle interested in Pitney Bowes: reports

Pitney Bowes has attracted interest from Blackstone Group and Carlyle Group, according to press reports. The interest caused shares of Pitney Bowes to surge nearly 15 percent Thursday. Pitney Bowes’ management has engaged in preliminary talks with the suitors and is amenable to doing a deal at the right price, The Motley Fool said, citing a Bloomberg story.