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Sunday, 24 June 2018

Claire Ruckin' s stories

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  • Loans drop after stock sell-off

    Loans | 09 February 2018

    Europe’s top 40 leveraged loan composite dropped almost a quarter of a point in response to the brutal global sell-off in stocks, before recovering over the course of the week.

  • Thomson Reuters Chief Executive Jim Smith speaks about the deal with Blackstone Group in Toronto

    Banks line up US$14bn debt for TR buy

    Top News | 02 February 2018

    Banks are lining up a jumbo leveraged financing of around US$14bn to back US private equity firm Blackstone Group’s acquisition of a 55% stake in the financial and risk business of Thomson Reuters.

  • Shareholders accrue €2bn of dividends from 3i's Action

    Loans | 02 February 2018

    Dutch discount retailer Action is set to pay €760m to shareholders, the fifth dividend to be dished out under private equity firm 3i’s ownership.

  • Banks sacrifice fees on Flamingo

    Loans | 02 February 2018

    Banks have given up some fees on a €310m leveraged loan financing backing UK flower and vegetable supplier Flamingo’s merger with rose producer Afriflora.

  • Prezzo holds talks with lenders as loans drop

    Loans | 26 January 2018

    British restaurant chain Prezzo is in talks with its lenders after the price of its leveraged loans dropped in Europe’s secondary loan market, as the UK casual dining sector comes under pressure.

  • Banks line up €7bn for Akzo Nobel unit

    Loans | 26 January 2018

    Five banks have lined up approximately €7bn-equivalent of debt financing that will be offered to buyers in a potential sale of Akzo Nobel’s chemicals business.

  • Froneri refi hits pricing low

    Loans | 26 January 2018

    UK ice cream and frozen food business Froneri has flexed pricing lower on a €1.8bn-equivalent loan refinancing, bulldozing through perceived pricing limits for split-rated credits.

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    Thirteen banks bag debt mandate for Unilever spreads buy - LPC

    Ticker | 25 January 2018

    Thirteen banks have been mandated on a €5.65bn-equivalent debt financing backing US private equity firm KKR’s €6.83bn acquisition of Unilever’s margarine and spreads business, banking sources said.

  • Market starts with a bang

    Loans | 19 January 2018

    Europe’s leveraged loan market has started with a bang with over €10bn of loans in syndication, prompting one of the busiest Januarys since the financial crisis in terms of new issue volume.

  • Alcentra launches latest BWIC

    Loans | 12 January 2018

    Bids are due on a €127m portfolio of loans from Alcentra put up for sale in Europe’s secondary loan market.