Prakash Chakravarti is a senior writer with Thomson Reuters/IFR/LPC, where he has worked for nearly 12 years in several senior positions. He has written extensively on Asian loan markets, including contributing to books and management reports, and been instrumental in the events and conferences organised by IFR relating to capital markets in the region. He has also covered other asset classes such as bonds and equity, and written about trends in commercial and investment banking and capital markets in Asia.
Japanese and international banks are showing strong interest in the financing that will take out a ¥1.2trn (US$11.1bn) bridge loan that is funding Asahi Group Holdings’ proposed acquisition of the Australian operations of Anheuser-Busch InBev.
Japan’s Asahi Group Holdings is in discussions with banks on a longer-term takeout financing of a bridge loan of up to ¥1.2trn (US$11.1bn) that is backing its purchase of the Australian operations of Anheuser-Busch InBev.
Japan’s Asahi Group Holdings is raising up to ¥1.2trn (US$11.1bn) through a bridge loan to support its purchase of the Australian operations of Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s largest brewer, according to a company press release last Friday.