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Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Claire Ruckin' s stories

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  • The Standard & Poor's building in New York

    HY woes could spur more loans - S&P

    Loans | 09 October 2015

    Difficult conditions in Europe’s high-yield bond market could spur more leveraged loan issuance, according to a report published by Standard & Poor’s.

  • A boy poses with a Chinese national flag in front of the Monument to the People's Heroes at Tiananmen Square in Beijing.

    Wittur’s China link could hamper loan

    Top News | 02 October 2015

    German lift components maker Wittur’s exposure to China and its low secondary trading prices have raised questions in the loan market over the underwriting banks’ ability to sell down the company’s €200m add-on leveraged loan.

  • ​EMEA lending plummets in Q3

    Loans | 02 October 2015

    Syndicated lending in Europe, the Middle East and Africa in the first nine months of 2015 totalled only US$683bn, down 24% from the same period last year, as European merger and acquisition activity remained muted and demand for refinancing continued to tail off.

  • ​P&M: Wells Fargo names co-heads of loan syndications and high-yield

    Ticker | 28 September 2015

    Wells Fargo Securities, the investment banking and capital markets unit of Wells Fargo & Co, appointed Jim Jeffries and Gary Wolfe as co-heads of the loan syndications and high-yield debt capital markets group.

  • Covenants fall away on leveraged loans

    Loans | 18 September 2015

    The erosion of financial protections has spread throughout Europe’s leveraged loan market, affecting lower to mid-market deals as well as larger €1bn-plus transactions, as sponsors seek greater flexibility to grow companies and protect their equity in more difficult times.

  • Market shrugs off loss of 888’s Bwin loan

    Loans | 11 September 2015

    The loan market has shrugged off the loss of a US$650m-equivalent covenant-lite financing backing online gambling company 888 Holdings’ acquisition of London-listed Bwin.party, citing issues with the sector, banking sources said.

  • GE's leveraged finance unit prepares for SMBC move

    People & Markets | 11 September 2015

    Nearly a third of employees in GE’s European Sponsor Finance business are preparing to join Sumitomo Mit

  • Oberthur Technologies

    European LBO activity stays strong

    Top News | 04 September 2015

    Leveraged loan bankers are working on financings totalling up to €12bn to back a number of new buyouts that are in the auction phase as Europe’s leveraged loan market becomes increasingly attractive amid wider macro volatility.

  • September deals lining up

    Loans | 28 August 2015

    Despite another serious bout of global volatility, Europe’s leveraged loan market is gearing up for the launch of around 10 deals totalling €4.5bn in September, with success or failure likely to be determined by a flight to quality.

  • P&M: Nomura taps Chung and Oxlade to head merged credit teams

    Ticker | 27 August 2015

    Nomura has combined its European credit teams across trading and sales as it streamlines its operations following a number of cuts, banking sources said on Thursday.