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Friday, 20 July 2018

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  • Blackstone Group office

    Blackstone starts marketing jumbo F&R loans

    Top News | 29 June 2018

    Selldown of the jumbo US$13.5bn loan and bond financing backing Blackstone Group’s US$20bn acquisition of a 55% stake in Thomson Reuters’ Financial and Risk unit is under way.

  • Blackstone

    Blackstone starts marketing huge F&R buyout loan

    Ticker | 26 June 2018

    The US$8bn-equivalent term loan B portion of the debt financing backing Blackstone Group’s US$20bn acquisition of a 55% stake in Thomson Reuters’ Financial and Risk (F&R) unit is being shown to large institutional investors before an anticipated September launch, sources said on Monday.

  • American Axle refi grinds to halt

    American Axle refi grinds to a halt

    Top News | 01 June 2018

    A refinancing loan for auto supplier American Axle and Manufacturing has been shelved as a softening in the equity and corporate debt markets is making investors wary of buying into leveraged loans that could lose value in a weakened secondary market.

  • Gas distribution system

    McDermott delays struggling bond sale

    Ticker | 30 March 2018

    Engineering company McDermott International has delayed a struggling junk bond sale originally expected to price on Thursday to next week, a source close to the matter told IFR.

  • Donald Trump

    Trump halts record Broadcom deal

    Top News | 16 March 2018

    A dozen banks that signed on to provide a record US$100bn bridge loan to back Broadcom’s planned US$117bn takeover of Qualcomm will earn starkly less than planned for extending credit to the chipmaker after US President Donald Trump blocked the deal citing national security concerns.

  • Broadcom

    Big and beautiful: lenders 'salivating' over US$100bn Broadcom deal

    Top News | 16 February 2018

    Chipmaker Broadcom’s US$100bn loan package backing its proposed US$121bn acquisition of Qualcomm will become the biggest-ever syndicated loan globally if the hostile deal goes ahead.

  • Americas Loan House: Morgan Stanley

    Americas Loan House: Morgan Stanley

    All Special Reports | 15 December 2017

    Being the bank of choice when it comes to funding companies in every ratings bracket comes with hard work, consistency and expertise. For delivering tailored financings and leading game-changing transactions with a seamless approach to the M&A and financing process, Morgan Stanley is IFR’s Americas Loan House of the Year.

  • Bank lending undeterred by scrapped mergers

    Loans | 24 February 2017

    Banks losing fees from a string of mega-mergers scuttled by US antitrust rulings are still eager to extend loans to investment-grade companies seeking big tie-ups, in the hope they will ultimately profit by winning business down the road.

  • US Loan House: Barclays

    US Loan House: Barclays

    All Special Reports | 16 December 2016

    Barclays started to build its US leveraged franchise in 2006 by hand-picking staff from competitors and a decade later is a powerhouse in leveraged and investment-grade financing. For cementing a leading position among US banking titans, Barclays is IFR’s US Loan House of the Year.

  • US Loan: Molson Coors Brewing’s US$12.3bn acquisition loan

    All Special Reports | 16 December 2016

    In November 2015, Molson Coors Brewing announced that it had entered into a definitive agreement with Anheuser-Busch InBev to purchase SABMiller’s 58% stake in Miller Coors, the joint venture formed in the US by SABMiller and Molson Coors in 2008.

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