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Saturday, 16 December 2017

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  • Americas Loan House: Morgan Stanley

    Americas Loan House: Morgan Stanley

    All Special Reports | 15 December 2017

    Being the bank of choice when it comes to funding companies in every ratings bracket comes with hard work, consistency and expertise. For delivering tailored financings and leading game-changing transactions with a seamless approach to the M&A and financing process, Morgan Stanley is IFR’s Americas Loan House of the Year.

  • Bank lending undeterred by scrapped mergers

    Loans | 24 February 2017

    Banks losing fees from a string of mega-mergers scuttled by US antitrust rulings are still eager to extend loans to investment-grade companies seeking big tie-ups, in the hope they will ultimately profit by winning business down the road.

  • US Loan House: Barclays

    US Loan House: Barclays

    All Special Reports | 16 December 2016

    Barclays started to build its US leveraged franchise in 2006 by hand-picking staff from competitors and a decade later is a powerhouse in leveraged and investment-grade financing. For cementing a leading position among US banking titans, Barclays is IFR’s US Loan House of the Year.

  • 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.

  • Corporate Issuer: Dell

    All Special Reports | 16 December 2016

    Junk-rated Dell sold a US$20bn investment-grade M&A bond. It was the fourth-largest corporate bond ever – but just one piece of a highly creative US$38bn fundraising effort that is IFR’s Corporate Issuer of the Year.

  • Americas Loan House: Barclays

    Americas Loan House: Barclays

    All Special Reports | 16 December 2016

    Barclays started to build its US leveraged franchise in 2006 by hand-picking staff from competitors and a decade later is a powerhouse in leveraged and investment-grade financing. For cementing a leading position among US banking titans, Barclays is IFR’s Americas Loan House of the Year.

  • North America 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.

  • Americas Financing Package: Dell's US$38bn M&A financing

    All Special Reports | 16 December 2016

    Junk-rated Dell sold a US$20bn investment-grade M&A bond. It was the fourth-largest corporate bond ever – but just one piece of a highly creative US$38bn fundraising effort that is IFR’s US Financing Package of the Year.

  • Broadcom logo

    Broadcom lines up US$6.5bn for Brocade buy

    Top News | 11 November 2016

    Six banks will be providing a US$6.5bn financing backing chipmaker Broadcom’s acquisition of Brocade, a maker of networking switches, software and storage products.

  • 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.

  • P&M: Mizuho expected to hire 200 RBS employees to bolster US franchise

    Ticker | 02 April 2015

    Mizuho is expected to hire around 200 RBS capital markets emp

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