Wednesday, 21 February 2018

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  • AT&T logo

    AT&T’s US$40bn loan lifts market

    Top News | 28 October 2016

    AT&T’s plan to buy Time Warner for US$85.4bn in the biggest global acquisition of the year will bring the second-largest bridge loan for a US company to a market hungry for M&A loans.

  • 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.

  • Noble Group logo

    Noble seeks jumbo secured loan

    Loans | 11 March 2016

    Embattled commodity trader Noble Group has turned to the US loan market for a US$2.5bn one-year borrowing-base revolving credit facility to refinance debt due later this year.

  • ​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.

  • Dell logo

    Dell’s US$10bn loans for EMC buy stall

    Top News | 12 February 2016

    The commitment deadline on US$10bn of pro rata loans in a US$45bn financing package backing computer giant Dell’s purchase of data storage products maker

  • Dell laptop

    Dell's US$10bn loans test market

    Top News | 05 February 2016

    The first US$10bn chunk of pro rata loans in a US$45bn financing package backing computer giant Dell’s purchase of data storage products maker EMC Corp is testing banks’ appetite for funded US dollar assets before tapping the institutional loan and high-yield bond markets.

  • Charter's term loan the largest since 2007

    Charter takes flight

    Loans | 12 June 2015

    Banks leading a US$30bn loan financing to back Charter Communications’ US$56bn acquisition of Time Warner Cable and US$10.4bn purchase of Bright House Networks are selling some of the debt before syndicating a jumbo US$13bn Term Loan B.

  • Charter Communications logo

    Charter lines up US$30bn

    Loans | 05 June 2015

    Charter Communications has lined up US$30.5bn of debt commitments to back its US$56bn acquisition of Time Warner Cable and its US$10.4bn purchase of Bright House Networks.

  • Logo of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries

    Lenders eye Teva’s Mylan bid

    Loans | 15 May 2015

    Loan bankers are looking at Teva Pharmaceutical’s US$40bn unsolicited bid for generic drugmaker Mylan in the hope that a sizeable M&A loan financing will emerge.

  • Charter

    Bankers clamour for giant Charter deal

    Top News | 15 May 2015

    Banks are lining up a debt package of at least US$25bn for cable company Charter Communications, hoping the company will resume its pursuit of Time Warner Cable.