Tuesday, 16 January 2018

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  • Petsmart store

    Bond funds merger of US pet rivals

    Top News | 26 May 2017

    Investors threw PetSmart a bone on Thursday, signing up for another US$2bn of junk bonds to help the largest US pet supply chain finance its acquisition of top online rival Chewy.

  • US junk primary logs busy week

    Bonds | 26 May 2017

    The US high-yield primary market was on track to log its third busiest week of the year, as companies rushed to market ahead of the Memorial Day weekend.

  • Investors curb enthusiasm for PetSmart bonds

    Ticker | 26 May 2017

    The riskier part of a US$2bn bond deal backing PetSmart’s acquisition of rival Chewy dropped two points on its first day of trading Friday.

  • US high-yield on track for US$4.75bn day

    Ticker | 25 May 2017

    The US high-yield primary market is expected to log its third busiest week of the year, with at least US$4.75bn of bond sales expected to clear on Thursday alone.

  • TPG eyes US$1.75bn of debt for Wave purchase

    Ticker | 24 May 2017

    TPG Capital has got committed debt financing of US$1.75bn from Credit Suisse and UBS to pay for its acquisition of Wave Broadband, two sources familiar with the matter told IFR.

  • EXCLUSIVE-GAO agrees to review leveraged lending guidelines

    Ticker | 24 May 2017

    The investigative arm of Congress has agreed to consider whether curbs on leveraged loans set by US regulators should be subject to Congressional review, according to a letter seen by IFR.

  • US junk bond issuers rush to market

    Ticker | 22 May 2017

    The US junk bond primary market got the week off to a busy start Monday, as six companies announced new bond sales for a combined US$4.9bn, according to market sources.

  • Intelsat bonds up on improved SoftBank offer

    Bonds | 19 May 2017

    Bonds of debt-laden Intelsat moved higher last Thursday after satellite start-up OneWeb announced improved terms on their proposed merger and a new debt exchange offer.

  • Dole IPO could lead to rating upgrade: S&P

    Bonds | 19 May 2017

    Dole Food could get a rating upgrade after its planned IPO, as it would help the company lower leverage and improve management accountability, S&P said last Monday.

  • FirstCash bond offers investors retail play

    Bonds | 19 May 2017

    Investors gave a warm reception last Thursday to a new junk bond from FirstCash, the largest US pawn shop operator and a relatively bright spot in the battered retail sector.