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Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Michelle Sierra' s stories

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  • Western Digital

    Western Digital deal sees drop-outs

    Top News | 17 March 2012

    Western Digital’s request to lenders to recommit to a US$3bn financing package backing its acquisition of Hitachi Global Storage Technologies before a March 7 closing deadline should have been a slam dunk for lenders queueing up to join juicy M&A deals.

  • Watson-Pharmaceuticals

    Watson launches US$6.25bn Actavis loan

    Loans | 04 May 2012

    Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Wells Fargo have launched Watson Pharmaceuticals’ US$6.25bn financing package backing its acquisition of Actavis.

  • latina

    Volatility and regulation transform market

    Loans | 21 September 2012

    Global volatility and looming changes in regulation are transforming the face of lending in the Latin America region. A widening of banks’ cost of funding that has stemmed from a heightened risk perception regarding global financial institutions has been one the main drivers of this transformation.

  • Verizon

    Verizon to roadshow jumbo bond issue next week

    Capital City | 03 September 2013

    Verizon Communications could steal the record from Apple for the biggest bond issue ever to hit the global markets in coming weeks, as it begins the process of raising US$50bn of bonds to pay for part of the US$130bn price take on the 45% stake in Verizon Wireless that it is buying from Vodafone.

  • Verizon

    Verizon loan makes history

    Top News | 06 September 2013

    Verizon Communications’ US$61bn bridge loan backing its US$130bn acquisition from Vodafone of the portion of Verizon Wireless that it does not already own is the largest committed financing and the largest bridge loan in history. The acquisition itself is the largest ever.

  • Verizon

    Verizon launches US$12bn term loans

    Loans | 13 September 2013

    Verizon Communications has launched the US$12bn term loans (tranche A) backing its US$130bn acquisition of the 45% stake in Verizon Wireless that it does not already own from Vodafone Group.

  • Wall Street sign

    US regulators tighten grip on Wall Street lending – sources

    Capital City | 09 October 2014

    US regulators have started to audit loan books of Wall Street banks on a monthly basis in a major push to curb aggressive underwriting.

  • US mezz lenders at the ready

    Loans | 17 September 2011

    Credit market volatility could open a window of opportunity for US mezzanine lenders. Banks worried about their ability to sell some low-priced leveraged buyout (LBO) and M&A-related commitments have begun quietly sounding mezzanine investors to step up as an alternative to a weak high-yield market if they see insufficient appetite for junior debt tranches that were created in more bullish times.

  • US Loan: Verizon’s US$61bn bridge loan

    All Special Reports | 13 December 2013

    When rumours arose of a US$100bn–$130bn transaction backing Verizon Communications’ acquisition of the remaining 45% stake that it did not own in Verizon Wireless from the Vodafone Group, the market wondered if such a thing was possible. Then, on September 2 2013, the talk became a reality that the market will remember for years to come.

  • 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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