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Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Claire Ruckin' s stories

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  • Size matters with big LBOs in focus

    Loans | 01 September 2017

    With almost €10bn of leveraged loans set to launch in Europe’s leveraged loan market in September, bankers are wary that some of the smaller, low-profile deals may find it difficult to capture investor attention.

  • Lenders await Sept deal flurry

    Loans | 18 August 2017

    Around €8.5bn of loans are set to launch for syndication in Europe’s leveraged loan market in September as lenders get ready to hit the ground running following the summer break.

  • Holland & Barrett scrapes over the line

    Loans | 11 August 2017

    UK-headquartered healthfood and supplements chain Holland & Barrett was forced to make significant changes to a £900m-equivalent buyout loan in order to attract enough support prior to closing, as retail credits struggled to win investor favour.

  • Avast Software

    Investors pay to join Avast add-on

    Top News | 04 August 2017

    Loan investors have agreed to pay over par to take part in a €117m-equivalent acquisition add-on loan for Prague-based security software company Avast Software, in another sign of an overheated market.

  • VWR's US$7.75bn loan on hold for post-summer sale

    Loans | 04 August 2017

    Banks have decided to wait until September to syndicate a jumbo US$7.75bn-equivalent buyout financing backing US life sciences company Avantor’s take-private of lab supplies company VWR Corp.

  • An employee holds the largest D colour internally flawless diamond for auction offered by Sotheby's

    Thom Europe loses its sparkle

    Top News | 28 July 2017

    French jewellery retailer Thom Europe became the latest casualty of investor pushback in the European leveraged loan market last week when it was forced to make a series of changes, including scrapping a €140m dividend, to help its refinancing clear a congested market.

  • Top of the market to you?!

    Loans | 28 July 2017

    Lenders are calling the top of the market after an intense assault on pricing, terms and conditions in Europe’s leveraged loan market in the past 12 months has forced them to accept the most aggressive terms seen since the financial crisis.

  • US$7.75bn debt for Avantor's VWR buy prepped

    Loans | 28 July 2017

    Banks are gearing up to launch syndication of a jumbo US$7.75bn-equivalent debt financing backing US life sciences company Avantor’s take-private of lab supplies company VWR Corp and are sounding out a select group of European loan investors.

  • Private equity firms call the shots with portable loans

    Loans | 21 July 2017

    Four “portable” leveraged loans have hit the European leveraged loan market in recent weeks as private equity firms put pressure on banks to allow loans to stay in place when companies are sold, reducing the need for new financings.

  • Euro and US dollar notes

    Banks prep jumbo financing for VWR buy

    Top News | 21 July 2017

    Banks are gearing up to launch a jumbo US$7.75bn-equivalent debt financing backing US life sciences company Avantor’s take-private of lab supplies company VWR Corp. Avantor, which is owned by New Mountain Capital, said that it would buy VWR Corp for about US$4.38bn on May 5.