Tuesday, 11 December 2018

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    Fed slaps Credit Suisse for risky lending

    Top News | 19 September 2014

    Wall Street banks are expected to rein in reckless underwriting after the Federal Reserve appeared to single out Credit Suisse for flouting lending guidelines.

  • AB InBev

    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.

  • Endemol

    Global volatility hits leveraged debt

    Top News | 15 August 2014

    The global leveraged loan market has been hit hard and fast by wider capital markets volatility. Massive outflows from US high-yield bonds in recent weeks have prompted a pricing correction in US loans, which is filtering through globally and has led to a raft of deals, including a high-profile US$3.9bn M&A loan for


    Loan market shut to Russian names

    Top News | 01 August 2014

    Fresh EU and US sanctions have frozen Russian companies out of the international syndicated loan market.

  • Sanctions close international loan market to Russian companies

    Ticker | 30 July 2014

    Fresh EU and US sanctions have frozen Russian companies out of the international syndicated loan market, senior loan bankers said.

  • BofAML

    BofA Merrill goes solo on giant bridge

    Top News | 20 June 2014

    US medical device maker Medtronic is raising a US$16.3bn senior unsecured bridge loan to finance its US$42.9bn acquisition of Dublin-based Covidien. The deal has been underwritten by sole initial bookrunner Bank of America Merrill Lynch, making it one of the bank’s biggest loan underwriting commitments ever.

  • A man leaves a Safeway supermarket in Tucson, Arizona

    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.

  • Bank loans

    Loan market woes spark bank rethink

    People & Markets | 21 February 2014

    Lending to SMEs, long regarded as the less glamorous side of the syndicated loan market, could be back in vogue for many European banks struggling to cover their costs on large corporate loans, according to a report by Deutsche Bank.

  • Ineos launches opportunistic repricing

    Loans | 07 February 2014

    Switzerland-based multinational chemical company Ineos launched an opportunistic US$4.1bn loan repricing in the US last week to take advantage of strong financial results and investors’ robust demand for loans. The loan repricing will boost Ineos’s financial flexibility and is also part of a wider refinancing that also includes more than

  • Akbank branch

    EM wobble has limited effect

    Loans | 07 February 2014

    The chill wind blowing through emerging markets has yet to put the brakes on the liquid global loan market. Some country-specific effects are, however, starting to be seen in EMEA and Asia as political crises and currency turmoil take a toll on banks’ appetite to lend.