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Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Claire Ruckin' s stories

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  • Nord Anglia sounds out investors on LBO financing

    Ticker | 23 May 2017

    Investors are being consulted on a US$2.2bn-equivalent debt financing backing the acquisition of publicly listed Hong Kong-based international schools operator Nord Anglia Education NORD.N, banking sources said.

  • ECB publishes final lending guidelines

    Ticker | 22 May 2017

    The ECB has published its final guidelines to rein in risky lending practices among banks, mirroring rules already introduced in the US in 2013.

  • European Central Bank (ECB) headquarters

    ECB publishes final lending guidelines

    Top News | 19 May 2017

    The ECB has published its final guidelines to rein in risky lending practices among banks, mirroring rules already introduced in the US in 2013.

  • Verallia cuts pricing for a third time

    Loans | 19 May 2017

    French glass bottle maker Verallia is repricing its €1.375bn debt for a third time, taking advantage of strong liquidity and favourable conditions in Europe’s leveraged loan market.

  • Mehta joins Aberdeen to set up loan platform

    People & Markets | 12 May 2017

    Paul Mehta is to join Aberdeen Asset Management to head up and build its new loan platform.

  • Lenders still suffer despite LBO pickup

    Loans | 12 May 2017

    The prospect of a long-awaited string of new underwrites is unlikely to alleviate the pressure on lenders’ earnings from European leveraged loans as sponsors continue to drive down fees and pricing protection.

  • MOVES-Mehta joins Aberdeen to set up loan platform

    Ticker | 09 May 2017

    Paul Mehta is set to join Aberdeen Asset Management to head up and grow its new loan platform.

  • Euro coins

    Buyouts fuel lev fin pipeline

    Top News | 05 May 2017

    Over €20bn of leveraged loans from 25 deals could hit Europe’s leveraged loan market in the coming months as the pipeline of buyouts gathers pace, offering bankers the lucrative underwriting they’ve been waiting for and investors the chance to put new money to work.

  • Investors draw the line

    Loans | 28 April 2017

    French food producer Labeyrie Fine Foods has reduced the size of its leveraged loan by €45m to €455m and increased pricing on the deal, making it the latest borrower to suffer from investor resistance in Europe’s loan market.

  • Stada Arzneimittel

    Investors cheer bumper Stada buyout

    Top News | 13 April 2017

    The €3bn debt package backing the buyout of German drugmaker Stada is the largest European leveraged financing so far this year and gives investors the new buyout deal they have been calling for amid a relentless round of repricing and refinancing.