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Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Tessa Walsh' s stories

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  • Akbank ATM

    Akbank, Eximbank increase loan pricing

    Top News | 07 September 2018

    Turkey’s Akbank and Turk Eximbank have increased pricing on two syndicated loans they are attempting to agree with international lenders, in order to encourage them to join the deals.

  • US dollar bills

    Investors ready for jumbo leveraged loans

    Top News | 31 August 2018

    The US and European leveraged loan markets are in better shape to handle the syndication of two massive new money buyout loans in early September after an improvement in secondary prices and market tone in August.

  • Turkey

    Crisis puts Turkish loans on hold

    Top News | 17 August 2018

    Turkey’s deepening financial crisis is threatening efforts by its banks to refinance existing syndicated loans as financial institutions bear the brunt of the plunging lira and political turmoil.

  • Johnson Controls sign

    US$10bn plus buyout debt for JCI

    Top News | 03 August 2018

    Banks are working on debt financing of more than US$10bn to finance the buyout of Johnson Controls International’s Power Solutions business.

  • Buyout loans slump in secondary

    Buyout loans slump in secondary

    Top News | 20 July 2018

    A group of European leveraged loans that were completed earlier this year are trading below their issue price and weighing on the market after a surge in supply in the early summer helped investors to secure higher primary loan pricing from deals with stronger documentation.

  • Investors fight back against aggressive terms

    Loans | 13 July 2018

    A surge in supply in Europe’s leveraged loan market is giving investors the ammunition they need to push back against aggressive pricing and documentation, and win concessions from private equity firms and arranging banks as pricing moves higher.

  • Secondary prices tumble

    Loans | 29 June 2018

    Rising pricing in Europe’s leveraged loan market is putting pressure on secondary loan prices and punishing aggressively priced and structured deals that were sold earlier this year, as increasingly selective investors continue to take a tougher line.

  • LMA responds to EC proposal for NPLs

    Loans | 15 June 2018

    The Loan Market Association is working to avoid unintended consequences stemming from the European Commission’s efforts to tackle non-performing loans (NPLs) that it believes could cause uncertainty and disruption to primary and secondary loan markets.

  • Blackstone Group office

    Blackstone's F&R buy likely to close in September

    Top News | 04 May 2018

    US private equity firm Blackstone Group’s US$20bn acquisition of a majority stake in Thomson Reuters’ Financial and Risk unit is expected to close in September as EU regulatory requirements make a targeted July 1 completion look increasingly unlikely.

  • NBC and Comcast logos

    Lenders feel benefit of M&A surge

    Top News | 27 April 2018

    Global M&A lending has surged to US$623bn in the year to-date with the addition of a £23bn loan package for US cable operator Comcast’s bid for Sky Plc and is rapidly closing on 2017’s full-year tally of US$884bn as more gigantic international deals line up.

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