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Saturday, 21 October 2017

Sandrine Bradley' s stories

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  • Qatari loans test lenders' loyalties

    Loans | 06 October 2017

    A US$570m syndicated loan refinancing for Turkey-based QNB Finansbank is highlighting the growing difficulties facing international banks as they struggle to maintain impartiality in Qatar’s dispute with its neighbours.

  • Banks assess loan exposure as Qatar crisis deepens

    Loans | 29 September 2017

    Qatari banks and financial institutions in neighbouring countries that have severed diplomatic and transport ties are assessing their exposure to each other and seeking to sell loans in the secondary market as the crisis threatens to deepen.

  • African loan market expected to bloom

    Loans | 22 September 2017

    Delegates at the annual Loan Market Association conference that took place in London last week were bullish about the prospects for the African syndicated loan market, despite a significant downturn in deal flow across emerging markets this year.

  • CEEMEA pricing tumbles

    Loans | 25 August 2017

    Loan pricing is falling across the Central Europe Middle East and Africa (CEEMEA) region as demand for loans remains weak and underlent, and asset-hungry banks battling for business offer lower pricing to win scarce mandates.

  • New Russia sanctions disrupt major Intesa loan syndication

    Loans | 25 August 2017

    Italian bank Intesa Sanpaolo has encountered problems syndicating a loan to Glencore and Qatar’s wealth fund to finance their purchase of a stake in the Kremlin-controlled oil major Rosneft because of new US sanctions against Russia.

  • Cortefiel to get new €600m loan

    Loans | 28 July 2017

    Four banks have underwritten a new loan of around €600m for Spanish retailer Cortefiel after its private equity owners CVC Capital Partners and PAI Partners agreed to buy out Permira and reinvest in the business.

  • Ferrexpo in market with US$350m PXF

    Loans | 28 July 2017

    Ukrainian iron ore producer Ferrexpo is raising a four-year pre-export syndicated loan of up to US$350m. The deal is the company’s first syndicated loan since the company discharged financial restructuring advisers in April 2016.

  • Jack Wolfskin's loans price up in secondary

    Loans | 14 July 2017

    The debt in German outdoor brand Jack Wolfskin is being priced up in Europe’s secondary loan market, reflecting the company’s improved prospects following the recent completion of its financial restructuring.

  • Lenders to Turk Tel owner to appoint advisers

    Loans | 07 July 2017

    Lenders to Dubai-based Oger Telecom are set to mandate financial restructuring advisers ahead of a potential restructuring of the group’s US$4.75bn loan that signed in May 2013.

  • Evraz shops locally for cheaper funding

    Loans | 07 July 2017

    Russian steel company Evraz is considering raising rouble-denominated loan or bond financing from domestic Russian lenders, unlike other Russian metals and mining firms, which recently tapped the international syndicated loan market for pre-export loans.

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