Monday, 17 December 2018

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  • Regulated banks soften stance on LLG

    Loans | 20 April 2018

    Regulated banks are underwriting more highly leveraged buyout loans for US companies as the Republican administration relaxes leveraged lending guidelines aimed at reducing risk, which is levelling the playing field with unregulated lenders again.

  • GE Healthcare IT unit carveout backed by US$850m

    Loans | 13 April 2018

    Private equity firm Veritas Capital has lined up US$850m in leveraged loans to back its acquisition of GE Healthcare’s value-based care business.

  • Banks take hit on struggling junk deals

    Banks take hit on struggling junk deals

    Top News | 06 April 2018

    Investors pushed back hard against two acquisition junk bonds in the US last week, forcing banks to take losses and sell the deals at steep discounts to get them over the line.

  • Gas distribution system

    McDermott delays struggling bond sale

    Ticker | 30 March 2018

    Engineering company McDermott International has delayed a struggling junk bond sale originally expected to price on Thursday to next week, a source close to the matter told IFR.

  • J&J diabetes care unit bid prompts loans

    Loans | 29 March 2018

    Private equity firm Platinum Equity’s US$2.1bn offer to acquire blood glucose monitoring systems maker LifeScan from US health care products company Johnson & Johnson is backed by US$1.875bn of loans.

  • Waves crash on a protecting wall

    US junk bond sales hit choppy market

    Top News | 29 March 2018

    Some cracks have emerged in the US junk bond market, where investors pushed back against some of the largest bond sales of the week after getting stung by recent new issues.

  • Uber Technologies logo

    Uber success, despite car crash

    Top News | 23 March 2018

    Uber Technologies’ self-arranged term loan B was increased to US$1.5bn, justifying the taxi app company’s unconventional approach to raising the loan and succeeding despite news that one of the company’s self-driving cars had killed a pedestrian.

  • Uber seeks commitments for US$1.25bn TLB

    Loans | 16 March 2018

    Ride hailing firm Uber Technologies is seeking commitments by Thursday for its US$1.25bn term loan B.

  • SoftBank Group and ARM Holdings logos

    SoftBank mulls US$5bn loans via ARM

    Top News | 09 March 2018

    Japan’s SoftBank Group is considering raising around US$5bn of loans though its UK-based tech firm ARM Holdings.

  • Blackstone

    Banks pile into Thomson Reuters deal

    Top News | 02 March 2018

    The three banks leading the US$13.5bn-equivalent loan and bond financing backing US private equity firm Blackstone Group’s acquisition of a majority stake in Thomson Reuters’ Financial and Risk (F&R) unit are getting ready to sign more banks into the deal.

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