Saturday, 16 December 2017

Alasdair Reilly' s stories

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  • Steinhoff calls for lender support

    Loans | 15 December 2017

    Troubled South African retailer Steinhoff is calling for the support of its lenders after rescheduling its annual lender meeting in London to Tuesday from 11 December, as it seeks to stabilise its financing and operational liquidity after admitting accounting irregularities on December 6.

  • Late-year M&A flurry lifts market

    Loans | 15 December 2017

    Recently announced debt-financed acquisitions for Unibail-Rodamco, Prysmian, Atos and Cineworld have lifted expectations for a busy start to 2018 in the European syndicated loan market after a year that has largely disappointed in terms of money-spinning even

  • EMEA Loan: ChemChina’s US$20bn non-recourse loan

    All Special Reports | 15 December 2017

    Standing out from the crowd of standard investment-grade M&A bridge loans, ChemChina’s landmark US$20bn non-recourse loan backing its acquisition of Swiss agrochemical and seeds company Syngenta provided a model for large-scale outbound Chinese acquisition financing.

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    Gunvor signs US$1.39bn loan refinancing

    Ticker | 16 November 2017

    Swiss energy commodity trader Gunvor Group has signed a US$1.39bn revolving credit facility that will be used for general corporate purposes and working capital requirements, the company said on Thursday.

  • Commodity firms line up for refinancings

    Loans | 10 November 2017

    Swiss energy commodity trader Gunvor Group, Swiss agricultural goods merchant and processor Louis Dreyfus Co and global agribusiness and food company Bunge are lining up loan refinancings as commodity firms continue to supply the European loan market with deal volume.

  • Rare sole underwrites boost banks

    Loans | 10 November 2017

    Recent sole underwrites on jumbo M&A loans for Fortum and Hochtief show that banks remain eager to mak

  • ISS leads Nordic refinancing charge

    Loans | 10 November 2017

    A wave of late-year Nordic refinancing is expected after Danish cleaning giant ISS signed a €1bn unsecured revolving credit with a syndicate of 15 banks.

  • MOVES-Griffiths to leave Danske Bank

    Ticker | 30 October 2017

    Richard Griffiths, head of loan syndication for Danske Bank in London, is leaving the bank to seek new opportunities and challenges, the bank announced on Monday.

  • EMEA lending falls 9%

    Loans | 06 October 2017

    Syndicated lending in Europe, the Middle East and Africa fell 9% to US$610bn in the first three quarters of 2017 compared with the same period last year.

  • UK banks face ring-fence challenge

    Loans | 29 September 2017

    Ring-fencing regulation is increasing the cost and reducing the profitability of syndicated lending for UK banks, which is prompting some UK lenders to exit longstanding relationships with British companies and opening the door to foreign banks looking to increase market share.

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