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Monday, 11 December 2017

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  • ​Dell banks near pro rata loan target

    Loans | 26 February 2016

    Banks are close to shedding a large portion of their US$10bn loan exposure to computer giant Dell, having lined up investors for more than US$7bn of the debt, two senior bankers said.

  • Tins of Abbott Laboratories milk powder

    Abbott rouses slumbering market

    Top News | 29 April 2016

    Abbott Laboratories has provided the sluggish investment-grade loan market with a timely boost, having agreed a US$17.2bn bridge loan to back its US$25bn acquisition of medical device-maker St Jude Medical.

  • Abbott Laboratories

    Abbott’s tonic

    Top News | 23 June 2012

    Lenders last week welcomed the US$14.5bn loan package that backs Abbott Laboratories’ spin-off of its proprietary pharmaceuticals business, which has provided it with a rare new money deal of significant size.

  • NXP Semiconductors logo

    AbbVie and NXP boost M&A volumes

    Loans | 13 March 2015

    The loan market received another boost last week as drugmaker AbbVie and semiconductor company NXP boosted US M&A volume to US$152.7bn so far this year, including completed and deals in the pipeline.

  • Actavis

    Actavis's US$7bn deal a tonic for lenders

    Top News | 21 February 2014

    US bankers starved of opportunities to lend to America’s top companies are welcoming a US$7bn financing package backing generic drugmaker Actavis’s acquisition of Forest Laboratories.

  • Albertsons

    Albertsons ups yield as loans trade off

    Top News | 08 August 2014

    US supermarket and drugstore conglomerate Albertsons is facing higher borrowing costs as loan pricing moves out amid global volatility, much like many other companies tapping the US leveraged loan market. 

  • Petsmart store

    All eyes on PetSmart's buyout financing

    Top News | 05 December 2014

    Bankers are watching an auction for pet supply retailer PetSmart like hawks after a heated meeting with regulators about the implementation of leveraged lending guidelines raised questions about whether the deal will be derailed by an absence of financing.

  • Petsmart store

    All eyes on PetSmart's buyout financing as regulators circle

    Capital City | 04 December 2014

    Bankers are watching an auction for pet supply retailer PetSmart like hawks after a heated meeting with regulators about the implementation of leveraged lending guidelines raised questions about whether the deal will be derailed by an absence of financing.

  • No Turning back

    Americas Financing Package

    All Special Reports | 15 December 2011

    No turning back: A history of bankruptcy lost Chrysler credibility in public markets so raising US$7.6bn to repay government debt stemming from its 2009 bailout was not easy. For defying all odds, repaying billions of dollars in debt and providing a fresh start, Chrysler’s refinancing is IFR’s Americas Financing Package of the Year.

  • Going the whole hog

    Americas Financing Package, US Loan and US Structured Equity Issue: Tyson Foods' US$9.2bn acquisition financing

    All Special Reports | 12 December 2014

    Tyson Foods pulled out all the stops in its pursuit of Hillshire Brands, eventually carrying the day with a US$8.55bn offer, but the battle was a genuine food fight. The series of transactions that made the acquisition possible become IFR’s Americas Financing Package, US Loan and US Structured Equity Issue of the Year.

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