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Monday, 16 July 2018

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  • 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.

  • Petsmart store

    Banks shy away from PetSmart financing

    Loans | 12 December 2014

    Several banks have backed away from providing debt financing to private equity groups looking to buy pet retailer PetSmart on concerns the deal will not pass muster with US regulators, which are cracking down on risky deals.

  • Driven by events

    Loan House: Citigroup

    All Special Reports | 12 December 2014

    For a truly global focus far beyond its North American roots, including an enviable international network that left the bank well-positioned for the long-awaited return of cross-border M&A, Citigroup is IFR’s Loan House of the Year.

  • Seeking Alpha

    Americas Loan House: Morgan Stanley

    All Special Reports | 12 December 2014

    In the year that M&A finally returned, it is perhaps not surprising that an M&A specialist stood out, but to do so under intense regulatory scrutiny was even more impressive. For providing bespoke financings, M&A expertise and consistently generating returns for investors, Morgan Stanley is IFR’s Americas Loan House of the Year.