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.
State-owned NTPC is aiming to become the first Indian company to complete a 10-year unsecured financing in the offshore loan market.
iNova Pharmaceutical has broken new ground in Australia’s loan market with the first unitranche debt financing for a leveraged buyout, providing a new funding option for financial sponsors in the Asia-Pacific region.
Loan market veteran Velarie Lee has joined Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp in Singapore.