Monday, 24 September 2018

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  • 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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

  • US second-lien issuance soars to record level

    Loans | 16 August 2013

    Second-lien leveraged loans are staging a comeback in the institutional market, with issuance soaring last quarter to reach an all-time record, indicating another measure of robust investor appetite for yield.

  • Robust demand sinks Gardner Denver’s borrowing costs

    Loans | 26 July 2013

    Global industrial manufacturer Gardner Denver last week raised US$2.825bn in leveraged loans to fund its acquisition by private equity sponsor KKR. Hefty demand for the loans sent yields on the US dollar and euro tranches below 5%, with the US dollar Term Loan B increased by US$100m.

  • Icahn seeks Dell meeting after securing US$5.2bn

    Loans | 05 July 2013

    Billionaire investor Carl Icahn asked for a meeting with Dell’s special board committee after lining up US$5.2bn in loan commitments to back up his bid for a leveraged recapitalisation of the personal computer maker.