Monday, 19 March 2018

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  • FSIC listing to provide liquidity to investors

    Loans | 04 April 2014

    Philadelphia-based alternative investment manager Franklin Square Capital Partners is planning to list its US$4.5bn business development company FS Investment Corporation on the NYSE to provide liquidity to existing investors and let new investors access the fund.

  • The Jones Group logo

    Shopping spree

    Loans | 07 March 2014

    Red-hot institutional demand for US leveraged loans has produced a string of aggressive deals for fashion retail companies, including an aggressive buyout financing backing private equity firm Sycamore Partners’ takeover of The Jones Group clothing company.

  • A woman walks by a BB&T bank branch in Washington

    Regional banks target new geographies

    Loans | 28 February 2014

    US regional banks are increasing market share by expanding into new geographies, as well as upgrading talent when adding new roles, with at least four establishing new corporate banking offices outside existing footprints, in pursuit of growth opportunities.

  • Middle-market firms eye strategic M&A, says RBS Citizens

    Loans | 14 February 2014

    US middle-market businesses, at last seeing top-line growth spurred by a strengthening economy, are increasingly focused on strategic sales and acquisitions in 2014, with an emphasis on protecting current gains and investing in future growth, an RBS Citizens survey of more than 450 business owners and executives found.

  • Accellent logo

    Accellent brings investors new money

    Loans | 14 February 2014

    Three years after exiting the leveraged loan market during a wave of bond-for-loan takeouts that saw droves of issuers pushing out maturities via the high-yield sector, Accellent is back to raise US$1.13bn in first- and second-lien loans to fund its US$390m takeover of Lake Region Medical and to retire those very same bonds.

  • Logo of The Jones Group

    Sycamore levers up apparel brands

    Loans | 14 February 2014

    Private equity firm Sycamore Partners, in conjunction with its takeover of The Jones Group, is preparing for the potential sale of some of the apparel company’s brands by splitting up divisions and raising debt at those segments.

  • BDC leverage cap reform clears first hurdle; debate persists

    Loans | 13 December 2013

    Proposed legislation that would effectively double the leverage cap for business development companies, which lend to small and mid-sized US businesses, has cleared an initial legislative hurdle, seen by some as an early victory for supporters of the change.

  • Legislation to raise leverage limit on BDC's is in the works

    Raising BDC leverage cap to ease mid-market capital formation

    Loans | 15 November 2013

    Proposed legislation that would raise the leverage limit on business development companies (BDC) would ease restrictions on capital formation, making it easier to operate and increase borrower access to needed liquidity.

  • Logo of Learfield Communications, a sports marketing company

    Cov-lite open only to strongest middle-market firms

    Loans | 25 October 2013

    Lenders to mid-sized companies are holding the line on providing covenant-lite leveraged loans to borrowers, offering the structure only to the strongest credits and most liquid middle market issuers.

  • Medium-sized firms enjoy more financing options

    Loans | 27 September 2013

    Sustained investor appetite for higher-yielding, floating-rate assets and looming bank regulatory changes have contributed to an evolving middle-market lending landscape with more debt financing options available to borrowers, said speakers at the 19th Annual Thomson Reuters LPC Loan and CLO Conference held earlier this month.