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Monday, 01 September 2014

Alasdair Reilly

Recent stories

  • Vodafone branding is seen outside a retail store in London

    Borrowers close the gap

    IFR 2045 9 August to 15 August 2014

    UK companies are returning to the syndicated loan market to match the aggressive terms achieved by their peers in Germany and France, as fierce market competition is eliminating the premium that UK firms traditionally paid over their European counterparts. 

  • B2B sky

    Reach for the Sky

    IFR 2043 26 July to 1 August 2014

    A £6.6bn-equivalent loan financing backing BSkyB’s acquisition of Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland from Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox means that nearly US$60bn of European investment grade M&A-related loans have been announced over the past two weeks, dwarfing the US$34.4bn of acquisitio

  • End of the road

    End of the road?

    IFR 2037 14 June to 20 June 2014

    As the latest cycle of jumbo high-grade corporate refinancings peters out, banks are wondering what will replace the steady supply of cut-price deals that have characterised European investment-grade lending in the past few years as M&A activity has remained in thin supply.

  • Lending reaches US$499bn in first half

    IFR 2040 5 July to 11 July 2014

  • Italian tax changes to boost lending

    IFR 2041 12 July to 18 July 2014

  • Imperial Tobacco lights up market

    IFR 2042 19 July to 25 July 2014

  • EMEA lending falls to 10-year low

    IFR 2027 5 April to 11 April 2014

  • Cheap revolvers over?

    IFR 2028 12 April to 18 April 2014

  • Banks count the cost of relationships

    IFR 2031 3 May to 9 May 2014

  • Bayer bridge expected to fly

    IFR 2032 10 May to 16 May 2014

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