Tuesday, 17 July 2018

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  • ​Dell banks near pro rata loan target

    Loans | 26 February 2016

    Banks are close to shedding a large portion of their US$10bn loan exposure to computer giant Dell, having lined up investors for more than US$7bn of the debt, two senior bankers said.

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    ​M&A outlook undimmed by market volatility

    Loans | 18 December 2015

    Europe could be set for a bumper M&A year in 2016, with more corporate, debt-funded activity anticipated as companies seek growth and private equity firms look for exits in choppy markets and smaller bolt-on acquisitions.

  • ​Park Square raises US$2.4bn fund

    Loans | 26 June 2015

    Park Square Capital, one Europe’s largest alternative capital providers, has raised US$2.4bn of committed capital for its Credit Opportunities II senior debt programme to invest in senior debt including leveraged loans as regulation continues to transform the market.

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    ​RBS reveals further CIB changes

    People & Markets | 03 October 2014

    RBS has outlined additional appointments across its wholesale business as the bank beds down its new UK-centred structure. The changes came as the bank said that better trading conditions in the third quarter meant it could reduce provisioning on its balance sheet.

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    A sea-change

    Loans | 25 April 2014

    An overhang of US leveraged loans is cooling the red-hot market and allowing increasingly selective investors to save their cash for better-paying M&A deals and demand better terms on aggressively priced and structured transactions.

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    AB InBev brews up its own deal

    Top News | 30 June 2012

    Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s biggest brewer, is backing its US$20.1bn all-cash acquisition of the half of Mexican brewer Grupo Modelo it does not already own with US$14bn of new loans. The jumbo loan, a symbol of the market’s ability to finance large deals in the depths of the eurozone crisis and support key clients,

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    AB InBev cancels US$42.5bn of loans

    Loans | 29 January 2016

    AB InBev cancelled US$42.5bn of a record US$75bn senior acquisition loan after raising a hugely successful bond which was used to repay part of the loan.

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    AB InBev M&A sparks debt buzz

    Top News | 19 September 2014

    The highly liquid global debt markets are in fine fettle and easily capable of financing another mammoth M&A deal of around US$100bn, bankers said at LPC’s 20th annual loan conference in New York.

  • Actavis sale to boost Deutsche Bank

    Loans | 23 March 2012

    A potential sale of Swiss-based healthcare company Actavis would remove one of the largest ever legacy single-name exposures from the post-Lehman hangover from Deutsche Bank’s balance sheet and could significantly boost the bank’s Risk Weighted Assets.

  • All-round low

    Loans | 16 March 2012

    As the end of the first quarter hoves into sight, one thing is blindingly obvious – loan volume is down heavily in all three regions. The EMEA region, home of the eurozone crisis, is showing the heaviest decline, but volume is low worldwide and the implications for revenue are not positive.

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