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Monday, 18 December 2017

Jonathan Schwarzberg' s stories

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  • Market expects more leveraged M&A

    Loans | 13 January 2017

    Bankers and investors are expecting US merger and acquisition activity to pick up in 2017 as fiscal stimulus, tax reform and other policies supporting economic growth are introduced by President-elect Donald Trump and the new Republican administration.

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    ​Regulators criticise banks for Uber loan

    Top News | 13 January 2017

    Federal regulators have criticised several Wall Street banks in relation to the handling of a US$1.15bn leveraged loan they arranged for internet-based taxi service Uber Technologies last summer.

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    Regulators criticize banks over Uber loan - sources

    Ticker | 11 January 2017

    Federal regulators criticized several Wall Street banks over the handling of a $1.15 billion loan they helped arrange for Uber Technologies this past summer, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

  • Hopes rise that high-risk lending curbs will ease under Trump

    Loans | 16 December 2016

    US leveraged lending guidelines could ease if a Wall Street-friendly Trump administration tells regulators to take a more lenient line on enforcing the rules, bankers, investors and lawyers said.

  • US Leveraged Loan: Uber's US$1.15bn term loan

    All Special Reports | 16 December 2016

    Internet-based car pick-up service Uber, itself already a byword for disrupting established industries, confounded lenders in the leveraged loan market accustomed to mature and staid companies with its US$1.15bn term loan.

  • North America Leveraged Loan: Uber's US$1.15bn term loan

    All Special Reports | 16 December 2016

    Internet-based car pick-up service Uber, itself already a byword for disrupting established industries, confounded lenders in the leveraged loan market accustomed to mature and staid companies with its US$1.15bn term loan.

  • Repricing loans saves companies millions of dollars

    Loans | 09 December 2016

    Home security systems company ADT Group has returned to the US leveraged loan market to slash its borrowing costs by repricing its buyout loan from April for the second time, as a lack of loans leaves investors with few options but to agree.

  • Leveraged loan returns hit four-year highs

    Loans | 02 December 2016

    Floating-rate leveraged loans issued to highly indebted US companies are seeing the highest total returns in four years, propelled by a secondary loan price surge since February when prices dropped to four-year lows.

  • Shoppers exit Macy's Herald Square store during early opening for Black Friday sales in Manhattan, New York, U.S., November 24, 2016

    Retailers count on holiday cheer

    Loans | 25 November 2016

    Loan investors are watching the holiday shopping season for signs of respite as struggling US retailers, including ‎sporting goods retailer Bass Pro Shops, face resistance and higher financing costs in the leveraged loan market.

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    Leveraged market welcomes M&A deals

    Loans | 04 November 2016

    US companies eager to pull the trigger on large leveraged acquisitions before the end of the year are looking beyond Tuesday’s presidential election in a bid to take advantage of investors’ need for new deals after a glut of refinancings in recent months.