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Monday, 16 July 2018

Alasdair Reilly' s stories

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  • Battle for Sky heats up

    Loans | 13 July 2018

    Comcast, the world’s biggest entertainment group, submitted an increased £25.9bn bid for Sky just hours after Twenty-First Century Fox raised its own offer on Wednesday to value Sky at £24.5bn, escalating the trans-Atlantic bidding war for the European pan-TV group.

  • Lending steady despite macro fears

    Loans | 06 July 2018

    First half syndicated lending in Europe, the Middle East and Africa of US$478bn was down 4% compared with the first six months of 2017, as borrowing remained steady in the face of global economic and political uncertainties.

  • Schuldschein market set for rebound

    Loans | 06 July 2018

    The corporate Schuldscheindarlehen market recovered in the second quarter, buoyed by a tighter focus on credit quality and the emergence of new digital platforms, according to a report from Germany-based Scope Ratings.

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    Sea change as Atlantia turns to loans

    Top News | 06 July 2018

    Unpredictable and expensive bond markets proved too much of a risk for Atlantia and the Italian company kicked plans for a new issue into touch, turning instead to the loan market to complete its portion of the financing of the Abertis acquisition.

  • IHS Markit closes US$5bn of loans

    Loans | 29 June 2018

    Financial information and analytics company IHS Markit has closed US$4.955bn of unsecured loans backing its acquisition of financial data provider Ipreo and to refinance existing debt.

  • BBVA eyes blockchain loans

    Loans | 22 June 2018

    BBVA is ready to move into the testing phase of a project aimed at using blockchain technology to make negotiation and execution of syndicated loans more flexible and efficient.

  • E.ON powers over the line

    Loans | 15 June 2018

    E.ON’s €5bn loan backing its €5.2bn takeover offer for a minority stake in German energy group Innogy sailed through syndication, providing a textbook example of the strong levels of support that investment-grade loans can command in today’s market.

  • Knauf secures loans for US$7bn USG buy

    Loans | 15 June 2018

    Family-owned building product company Gebr Knauf has agreed to acquire US-based USG Corp in a transaction valued at US$7bn.

  • CMS Energy agrees first US sustainability-linked RCFs

    Loans | 08 June 2018

    Michigan-based electric and natural gas utility CMS Energy Corp and its primary unit Consumers Energy have agreed the first syndicated sustainability-linked revolving credit facilities for a US borrower.

  • Laundering 'low risk' in loan market – LMA

    Loans | 25 May 2018

    The risk of money laundering and the financing of terrorism in – the syndicated loan market is generally low, according to the Loan Market Association, as banks and borrowers do not always have a direct customer relationship that requires extensive ‘know your customer’ checks.

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