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Saturday, 21 October 2017

Claire Ruckin' s stories

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  • 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.

  • MOVES-BBVA hires Ewing for head of sales role

    Ticker | 19 July 2017

    BBVA has appointed a new head of EMEA and Asia loan sales with the hire of Simon Ewing.

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

    Ticker | 18 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, banking sources said.

  • Stada Arzneimittel

    Stada banks consider €3bn debt launch

    Top News | 14 July 2017

    Banks are considering launching syndication of a jumbo €3bn buyout financing for Stada even before knowing the outcome of the takeover offer, after the German generic drugmaker backed a revised bid last week from buyout groups Bain Capital and Cinven.

  • Secondary market on the up

    Loans | 14 July 2017

    Average bids in Europe’s secondary loan market closed the second quarter at 100.69 on June 30, 41bp higher than the 100.28 on March 31 at the end of the first quarter, as investors’ demand for paper continued to outweigh supply.

  • Banks ready £800m Holland & Barrett summer sale

    Loans | 07 July 2017

    Banks have lined up around £800m-equivalent of term loans to back UK-headquartered health food and supplements chain Holland & Barrett’s buyout by Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman’s L1 Retail.

  • Investors cherry-pick best deals

    Loans | 07 July 2017

    Risk is being priced into Europe’s leveraged loan market for the first time this year after a pick-up in deal flow is leading investors to begin cherry-picking the best deals, leaving the less popular ones to struggle over the finishing line.

  • EMEA loans hit by EM slump

    Loans | 30 June 2017

    First-half syndicated lending in Europe, the Middle East and Africa of US$434bn was down 6% compared with the first six months of 2016, as lending to borrowers in the region’s emerging markets hit an eight-year low.

  • Stada Arzneimittel

    Banks cross fingers for Stada revival

    Top News | 30 June 2017

    Bain and Cinven have yet to ask the underwriting banks to stand down on a €3.175bn jumbo buyout financing for Stada as they gear up to make a new offer for the German drugmaker.