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Sunday, 22 July 2018

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  • North America Loan: Tyson Foods’ US$8.2bn acquisition loan

    All Special Reports | 12 December 2014

    Tyson Foods emerged victorious in an intense battle to acquire Hillshire Brands, and its triumph over rival bidder Pilgrim’s Pride owed a lot to the influence of its acquisition financing.

  • 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.

  • Seeking Alpha

    US 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 US Loan House of the Year.

  • 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.

  • A Fat Face store

    Lenders feel the pinch

    Loans | 31 October 2014

    Recent market volatility has created casualties among a raft of riskier US and European leveraged loans that were trapped in a market correction as investors demanded higher returns.

  • Obama

    Regulators tighten grip on US lenders

    Top News | 10 October 2014

    Regulators have started to audit the loan books of Wall Street banks on a monthly basis in a major push to curb aggressive underwriting. The move will allow authorities to dole out punishments quickly if they deem that guidelines have been contravened.

  • Becton Dickinson logo

    Becton nets US$9.1bn bridge for CareFusion buy

    Loans | 10 October 2014

    Medical equipment supplier Becton Dickinson & Co’s acquisition of medical device manufacturer CareFusion will be financed with a US$9.1bn bridge loan.

  • 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.

  • The General Motors logo is seen outside its headquarters at the Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan

    GM pays higher pricing after dropping security

    Loans | 03 October 2014

    Banks lending to General Motors, the world’s largest automaker by unit sales, will receive higher pricing on the company’s US$12.5bn refinancing loan after a Standard & Poor’s upgrade to investment-grade status allowed the company to remove security on the deal.