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  • The street level sign of the KPMG buliding in downtown Los Angeles

    Firms expect easy access to credit - KPMG survey

    Loans | 23 August 2013

    A majority of business executives believe an improved lending environment will allow their companies to access the credit markets throughout the remainder of the year to increase their capital and cut interest costs, according to a KPMG survey.

  • Hilton

    Hilton sets US$12bn pre-IPO package

    Top News | 16 August 2013

    Hilton Worldwide is preparing a US$12bn debt package to refinance existing borrowings ahead of an IPO expected in the first half of 2014. The financing package is expected to be launched after the US Labor Day holiday.

  • Barclays boosts full-year loan issuance forecast

    Loans | 16 August 2013

    Barclays increased its 2013 US leveraged loan issuance forecast by US$110bn–$115bn last week, citing robust demand for the asset class in a rising interest rate environment. The bank now expects that full-year leveraged loan issuance could reach US$340bn–$360bn, making 2013 the second highest on record behind the LBO boom of 2007.

  • No summer slowdown in leveraged loans

    Loans | 02 August 2013

    What summer lull? It used to be that the US leveraged loan market would see a big slowdown in the summer months, especially as July turned into August,  but this year issuers are continuing to tap the market to take advantage of declining yields and the high levels of demand the asset class is enjoying at the moment.

  • Fiat-Chrysler chief executive Sergio Marchionne makes a speech at the Fiat car factory in the southern city of Melfi

    Chrysler, Fiat near refinancing deals

    Loans | 14 June 2013

    Fiat will sign a €1.95bn loan refinancing with nine banks this week, while Chrysler Group has set terms on a loan refinancing, laying the groundwork for the Italian carmaker to buy out the US company.

  • Logo of Valeant Pharmaceuticals, a Canadian pharmaceutical company

    M&A issuance inflates loans pipeline

    Loans | 31 May 2013

    While loan investors continue to bemoan a lack of new-money issuance, the leveraged loan forward calendar has seen a slight uptick recently in the volume of loans to back either mergers and acquisitions or leveraged buyouts.

  • BMC LBO brings much-needed new-money activity

    Loans | 10 May 2013

    BMC Software has agreed to be acquired by an investor group led by private equity firms Bain Capital and Golden Gate Capital in a deal worth roughly US$6.9bn. The buyout is a distant third in terms of enterprise value to this year’s behemoth deals for HJ Heinz and Dell, but in today’s asset-starved leveraged loan market, even a whi

  • Dish

    Barclays steps up for Dish bid

    Top News | 19 April 2013

    Dish Network, the second-largest US satellite TV provider, received a “highly confident” letter from financial adviser Barclays confirming its ability to raise the required financing to back its offer to buy

  • Icahn

    Banks back rival Dell bids

    Top News | 28 March 2013

    Blackstone Group has received a “highly confident” letter from Morgan Stanley to provide debt financing to back its US$14.25-per-share bid for computer maker Dell

  • Heinz

    Heinz leaves a bitter taste for Europeans

    Top News | 22 March 2013

    HJ Heinz has scrapped euro and sterling-denominated loans on its buyout financing in favour of a simpler all-US dollar deal after strong demand from US investors, disappointing many European bankers and investors who were equally keen to lend to the global brand.

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