Sunday, 25 February 2018

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  • BC Partners launches new credit platform with Goldthorpe hire

    People & Markets | 10 February 2017

    Private equity firm BC Partners has launched a new credit platform with the recruitment of Ted Goldthorpe from Apollo Investment Corporation.

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    Lenders eye €12bn of buyout financings

    Top News | 10 February 2017

    A potential €12bn of leveraged buyout loans could hit Europe’s loan market in the coming months as the pipeline of buyout deals starts to build, presenting a welcome break from a flood of refinancings and repricings that have dominated the market so far this year.

  • MOVES-BC Partners launches new credit platform with Goldthorpe hire

    Ticker | 09 February 2017

    Private equity firm BC Partners has launched a new credit platform with the hire of Ted Goldthorpe from Apollo Investment Corporation, it was announced on Thursday.

  • US borrowers tap into Europe

    Loans | 03 February 2017

    US companies are increasingly opting to tap the European leveraged loan market, attracted by the overwhelming liquidity and a progressively sophisticated investor base.

  • MOVES-SVP to work with former Natixis loan trading head

    Ticker | 01 February 2017

    Strategic Value Partners is working with experienced secondary loan trader Cedric Beaumont, banking sources said on Wednesday.

  • EU flags fly in front of the ECB headquarters in Frankfurt

    Lenders demand clarity on ECB rules

    Top News | 20 January 2017

    As the deadline for the ECB’s consultation on its proposed leveraged lending guidelines draws to a close, bankers want clarity on which lenders it will cover and how it will be monitored.

  • Investors battle against scale-backs

    Loans | 13 January 2017

    Lenders to European leveraged loans are seeing their allocations scaled back to such an extent that investors have been forced to inflate orders in a bid to attempt to secure decent ticket sizes.

  • EMEA lending slumps to four-year low

    Loans | 06 January 2017

    Syndicated lending in the EMEA region slumped to US$914bn in 2016, showing a 21% year-on-year fall, as refinancing activity tumbled and acquisitions remained patchy. Total EMEA volume in 2016 was the lowest since the US$703bn raised in 2012, as global economic and political developments made companies reluctant to brave market volatility.

  • Bankers meet ECB about loan guidelines

    Top News | 16 December 2016

    Loan bankers met the European Central Bank in Frankfurt on Friday to discuss proposed leveraged lending guidelines as concerns mount that the rules could have a significant impact in Europe, where banks play a prominent role as investors and hold more exposure on their balance sheets than their counterparts in the US.

  • Market braced for €7.5bn of loans in January

    Loans | 16 December 2016

    Europe’s leveraged loan market is gearing up for a busy January with around €7.5bn-equivalent of underwritten paper set to be syndicated.