Friday, 20 October 2017

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  • UPDATE 2-BWAY Holding leads junk-bond charge

    Ticker | 20 March 2017

    Packaging company BWAY Holding led the charge in the US junk-bond market on Monday, announcing a US$2.63bn bond offering to finance its acquisition of rival Mauser.

  • Sign outside Neiman Marcus Last Call store

    Neiman Marcus bondholders left guessing

    Top News | 17 March 2017

    Troubled retailer Neiman Marcus is considering an outright sale of the company, but that would be likely to prove extremely costly unless bond or equity holders take steep losses.

  • CORRECTED-FQM prices through Zambia

    Emerging Markets | 17 March 2017

    A strong bid from US investors helped Zambia-focused miner First Quantum Minerals (B-/B) break new ground as it returned to the market with its largest-ever bond sale to refinance outstanding debt.

  • As junk bond outflows soar, market stays calm

    Bonds | 17 March 2017

    The US high-yield bond market has suffered a setback as investors yanked billions of dollars from junk funds, but analysts say the asset class remains in fairly decent health and that a larger price correction is not necessarily on the cards.

  • Neiman Marcus junk bonds whipsaw in secondary

    Ticker | 14 March 2017

    Struggling luxury retailer Neiman Marcus had a tumultuous ride in the bond markets on Tuesday amid confusion over what a sale of the business would mean for its debt.

  • US junk bonds busy, but fatigue rears its head

    Bonds | 10 March 2017

    With the US junk bond market on the verge of its biggest issuance week in nine months, investors are starting to show some fatigue - and taking a step back to reassess what comes next.

  • LBO US banks risk

    LBO comeback to test bankers' nerves

    Top News | 10 March 2017

    Leveraged buyouts are making a comeback after a quiet start to the year, but stiff competition is forcing underwriters to pitch terms that some feel are too aggressive with credit spreads approaching post-crisis tights.

  • US companies face US$2trn debt refinancing by 2021: Moody's

    Bonds | 10 March 2017

    US companies will have to refinance a record US$2trn of debt over the next five years, with more than half of that coming from highly leveraged credits, Moody’s said on Wednesday.

  • Belize creditors approve bond restructuring

    Emerging Markets | 10 March 2017

    Belize and holders of its only international bond have hammered out an agreement to restructure the terms of the notes in the Central American nation’s third such operation in a decade.

  • Valeant Pharmaceuticals logo

    Valeant rallies support with key refi

    Top News | 10 March 2017

    Valeant Pharmaceuticals has taken advantage of a welcoming US leveraged market to refinance, repay and extend the maturity on its creaking US$30bn debt pile with a mix of new loans and bonds as the troubled Canadian drugmaker’s equity price remains under pressure.