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Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Isabell Witt' s stories

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  • Slim pickings

    Loans | 07 January 2012

    The thin leveraged buyout pipeline in Europe, caused by the ongoing eurozone debt crisis, is forcing lenders to focus on the loan maturity wall, with amend-and-extend procedures expected to take a prominent role in 2012.

  • Logo of Irish telecoms company eircom

    STT proposal for eircom rejected

    Loans | 16 December 2011

    Lenders to Irish telecoms company eircom are rejecting the latest restructuring pr

  • EMEA Leveraged Loan House

    All Special Reports | 15 December 2011

    Committed to the cause: Deutsche Bank’s strategy in 2011 was to be number one in European leveraged loans. Lending conditions deteriorated throughout the year, but the bank remained at the forefront of the market. For its consistency, and the ability to deliver the most challenging deals, Deutsche Bank is IFR’s EMEA Leveraged Loan House of the Year.

  • EMEA Leveraged Loan

    All Special Reports | 15 December 2011

    Well Polished: Polish mobile phone company Polkomtel was not only the largest LBO financing in Europe since 2008, it navigated uncharted waters as the biggest ever zloty-denominated financing raised for a Polish buyout. For successfully executing a unique and complex buyout in volatile markets, Polkomtel’s Z9.3bn acquisition loan is IFR’s EMEA Leveraged Loan of the Year.

  • Yell Group makes changes to its £2.6bn debt amendment request

    Yell makes changes to loan amendment request

    Loans | 09 December 2011

    Yell Group has made changes to its £2.6bn debt amendment request after failing to receive majority support from its lenders, according to a letter sent by Yell to its lenders.

  • 7 World Trade Center, the office building where Moody's headquarters is located, is pictured in NY

    Moody’s ratings unlikely to attract new liquidity

    Loans | 02 December 2011

    Moody’s launch of definite ratings for leveraged loans was a step in the

  • Vendors take refi route after failed M&A

    Loans | 26 November 2011

    Refinancing in the loan market may become the better option for vendors failing to sell businesses in the current negative macroeconomic environment, banking sources said last week. Some private equity firms selling portfolio companies may not achieve their expected sale prices, as a result of lower valuations following equity market sell-offs, or the unavailability of debt financing for buyers.

  • Overhang opportunity

    Loans | 18 November 2011

    The overhang of leveraged loans from frothy pre-summer buyouts has attracted renewed interest as banks seek to clear balance sheets in the run-up to year-end. 

  • Premier Foods won a three-month grace period from lenders on Monday on its £1.3bn of debt

    Companies face covenant issues

    Loans | 11 November 2011

    European companies are facing a wave of loan covenant breaches and

  • Yell Group website

    Yell reorganisation certain despite reset

    Top News | 11 November 2011

    UK yellow pages publisher Yell Group is delaying discussions with lenders about writing down some of its £2.6bn of debt after opting for a loan covenant reset. In its interim results statement last week the company said it would launch a formal request to loosen the debt to Ebitda covenant to give it more flexibility. Yell also wants to use up to £108m of cash to buy back its debt at