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Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Michelle Sierra' s stories

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  • Fortescue

    Fortescue may switch loan to bonds

    Top News | 13 March 2015

    Australian iron ore producer Fortescue Resources could move a proposed US$2.5bn leveraged term loan to the high-yield bond market after loan investors pushed back on the deal due to slumping iron ore prices.

  • 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.

  • ONE Gas logo

    ONE Gas lenders reject request to cut borrowing cost

    Loans | 13 March 2015

    ONE Gas, the natural gas distribution arm of diversified US energy company ONEOK Partners, withdrew a request to cut pricing on an existing US$700m revolver after failing to gather sufficient support from lenders as banks take a harder line on lending in a tougher regulatory environment.

  • Valeant Pharmaceuticals head offices

    UPDATE: Valeant says committed to financing for Salix

    Capital City | 11 March 2015

    (Adds statement from Valeant)

  • Healthcare keeps M&A ticking

    Loans | 06 March 2015

    Boston Scientific and Cardinal Health have piled onto the healthcare M&A debt bandwagon, joining Acta

  • Boston Scientific

    Cardinal, Boston Scientific jump on M&A debt bandwagon

    Capital City | 02 March 2015

    (IFR/TRLPC) - Boston Scientific and Cardinal Health piled onto the healthcare M&A debt bandwagon on Monday, joining Actavis with their own new financing trades to help fund acquisitions.

  • Pets

    Retailers test wary US lev market

    Top News | 30 January 2015

    Two jumbo M&A loans totalling US$12bn in the challenging retail sector are giving a volatile and cautious US leveraged loan market its first test of the year as increased government scrutiny makes it more difficult to syndicate riskier deals.

  • Kinder Morgan Tank Farm

    Kinder Morgan taps for Hiland buy

    Loans | 23 January 2015

    Energy and infrastructure company Kinder Morgan has agreed a US$2.025bn bridge loan provided by UBS to back its acquisition of Hiland Partners in a transaction that takes advantage of slumping oil prices to create a leading midstream platform in North Dakota’s and Montana’s Bakken shale

  • PetSmart sets 2014 record

    Loans | 19 December 2014

    Citigroup, Nomura, Jefferies, Barclays and Deutsche Bank have committed to provide US$6.95bn of debt to finance the US$8.7bn purchase of US retailer PetSmart, the largest LBO of 2014.

  • Petsmart store

    PetSmart lines up US$6.95bn of debt to back buyout

    Capital City | 16 December 2014

    (Reuters) - Citigroup, Nomura, Jefferies, Barclays and Deutsche Bank have committed to provide US$6.95bn of debt to finance the US$8.7bn purchase of PetSmart Inc, the largest leveraged buyout of 2014. The pet store announced Sunday that it had agreed to be purchased by a private equity consortium led by BC Partners.