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Saturday, 21 October 2017

Natalie Harrison' s stories

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  • A trader from BGC reacts after Britain voted to leave the European Union

    Brexit plunges markets into turmoil

    Top News | 24 June 2016

    European capital markets have been plunged into deep uncertainty after the UK voted to leave the European Union, with bankers and investors struggling to digest what the unprecedented decision will mean.

  • A trader from BGC reacts to the EU BREXIT referendum news

    US immune to Brexit volatility

    Bonds | 24 June 2016

    The UK’s stunning vote to quit the European Union roiled the global markets, but borrowers raising debt in the US may turn out to be largely immune to the turmoil.

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    LinkedIn deal risks Microsoft's rating

    Top News | 17 June 2016

    Software giant Microsoft will mostly use debt to finance its US$26.2bn acquisition of LinkedIn, in a move that could put the company’s Triple A credit ratings at risk.

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    UPDATE – Microsoft eyes debt to finance LinkedIn buy

    Ticker | 13 June 2016

    Software giant Microsoft said Monday it will primarily use debt to finance its US$26.2bn acquisition of LinkedIn, a tie-up that could put the company’s Triple A credit ratings at risk.

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    UPDATE – Dell sells riskiest part of EMC financing

    Ticker | 08 June 2016

    Computer maker Dell sold the riskiest and lowest-rated portion of the financing for its US$67bn acquisition of EMC on Wednesday amid strong demand from investors.

  • Market raises glass to AB InBev

    Market raises glass to AB InBev

    All Special Reports | 02 June 2016

    When brewing giant AB InBev began marketing the mega-bond backing its acquisition of SABMiller in early January 2016, the high-grade market had got off to its rockiest start in years.

  • Goodwill and good timing

    Goodwill and good timing

    All Special Reports | 02 June 2016

    Dell wowed the market with a blockbuster debt financing for its US$67bn acquisition of data storage company EMC this year – but its success was never a sure thing and some doubted the banks could pull it off just weeks before it cleared.

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    Dell still targeting junk bond for EMC, cuts size of term loan

    Ticker | 18 May 2016

    Computer giant Dell is still looking to sell a US$3.25bn high-yield bond to finance its acquisition of data storage company EMC, but will halve the size of a planned Term Loan B to US$4bn, a banking source close to the deal told IFR on Wednesday.

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    Dell's jumbo deal finally arrives

    Top News | 13 May 2016

    Dell will hit the screens this week with one of the biggest high-grade bonds of the year, but the computer giant may have to pay up to get the longer-dated pieces of the deal over the line.

  • Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group

    P&M: MUFG hires Grant Moyer to head up Americas leveraged finance

    Ticker | 10 May 2016

    Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group said on Tuesday it has hired Grant Moyer to head up its leveraged capital markets securities business in the Americas.