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Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Claire Ruckin' s stories

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  • 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.

  • EMEA Leveraged Loan: Froneri's €1.02bn loan

    All Special Reports | 16 December 2016

    Froneri, the ice cream and frozen food joint venture between Nestle and Britain’s R&R Ice Cream, successfully captured liquidity from across the market to place a €1.02bn loan at the end of September, tapping into CLOs, managed accounts and an increasingly active bank market to refinance high-yield bonds with leveraged loans, reversing issuance patterns since the financial crisis.

  • Direct lenders challenge banks

    Loans | 09 December 2016

    A range of strategies are emerging among proliferating European direct lending funds, as the booming sector matures, that could either help or hinder banks as competition for profitable leveraged finance business heats up.

  • Banks to launch US$5bn-equiv Micro Focus loan in January

    Loans | 02 December 2016

    Around US$5bn-equivalent of leveraged loans backing UK software company Micro Focus International’s acquisition of Hewlett Packard Enterprises’ software business are due to launch to syndication in January.

  • Earnings remain low despite deal glut

    Loans | 02 December 2016

    A flood of European leveraged loans has done little to alleviate the pressure on earnings from deals, with fierce competition for the few underwritings available and a pricing squeeze on best-efforts loans.

  • MOVES-StormHarbour launches loan franchise with Martin hire

    Ticker | 29 November 2016

    Global markets and financial advisory firm StormHarbour Securities is set to launch a loan franchise with the hire of Paul Martin of Four Square Brokerage, the company said.

  • Banks prep €1.5bn for Host Europe

    Loans | 25 November 2016

    Banks are lining up around €1.5bn of debt financing to back a potential sale of European web hosting provider Host Europe Group to US website domain name provider GoDaddy, as the two companies enter exclusive talks. 

  • Leveraged loans pick up pace

    Loans | 25 November 2016

    Europe’s leveraged loan market has been flooded with deals in the run up to year-end, creating the busiest period since January and giving banks and investors the opportunity to put new money to work after a relatively quiet year.

  • Leverage levels hit post-crisis high

    Loans | 18 November 2016

    Leverage levels are hitting post-crisis highs in Europe’s leveraged loan market as borrowers tap into a wave of liquidity from lenders competing to get on a limited number of deals.

  • Banks step up presence in TLBs

    Loans | 18 November 2016

    A growing number of banks are increasing their presence in Europe’s leveraged loan market, competing with institutional investors for term loan B paper in a hunt for yield.