Monday, 18 March 2019

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  • Macedonia

    Lenders predict EM sovereign deals

    Top News | 25 October 2013

    Bankers are expecting a pick-up in sovereign and sovereign-linked loans as Central and Eastern European governments look at new ways of financing oil and gas reserves and plugging financing gaps, while African countries boost infrastructure investment.

  • A bottle of "ready-to-drink" pastis, the famous French anise-flavoured aperitif, seen at a bar in Toulouse

    Falling pricing drives A&Es

    Loans | 18 October 2013

    Highly rated companies, including French drinks maker Pernod Ricard and Swedish telecoms Tele2, are squeezing banks by amending and extending existing loans to a

  • The headquarters of food giant Nestle is pictured in Vevey

    Nestle seals €10bn deal with cheapest pricing

    Loans | 04 October 2013

    Nestle has signed two syndicated loans totalling €10bn with Europe’s cheapest loan pricing, which the Swiss food group will use for general corporate purposes.

  • A customer holds a can of cream of celery Campbell's Soup at a grocery store in Phoenix, Arizona

    Investors mob Campbell Soup deal

    Loans | 04 October 2013

    Some investors received token allocations on the €320m leveraged loans backing the buyout of Campbell Soup’s European businesses after the deal raised more than €1bn in syndication.

  • Dell logo

    Dell leads charge to cut financing costs

    Top News | 27 September 2013

    Dell’s multi-billion dollar buyout financing is the latest beneficiary of the red-hot US leveraged loan market. Strong investor demand allowed the computer giant to slash its financing costs as cash continues to pour into the asset class despite the Fed’s decision not to begin tapering its quantitative easing programme.

  • Vodafone Verizon

    Sooner the better for US$60bn Verizon Wireless acquisition financing

    Top News | 30 August 2013

    The ability of debt markets to absorb as much as US$60bn of acquisition debt from a single company will be put to the test, if Verizon Communications is successful in its talks with

  • A sign is seen outside a Royal Bank of Scotland building in central London

    RBS combines loans and bonds

    People & Markets | 23 August 2013

    RBS has outlined the management team for its Western European Debt Capital Markets business, which combines the bank’s bond and loan capital markets and corporate bond origination teams under Nicholas Bamber.

  • Logo of German software firm SAP

    Building bridges

    Loans | 09 August 2013

    Bankers are hopeful that the long-awaited upturn in M&A activity could be on the way with a pick-up in enquiries and a clutch of M&A bridge loans for French firms Schneider Electric and

  • Springer

    Springer Science buyout loan revised to attract investors

    Capital City | 25 July 2013

    Banks arranging a €1.97bn buyout financing for German academic publisher Springer Science+Business Media have had to offer a range of concessions to investors to sell the deal after a weak response, banking sources said.

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    Nokia’s borrowing costs soar on M&A facility

    Top News | 19 July 2013

    Nokia is paying a high price on a €1.2bn bridge loan in an effort to encourage lenders to boost their exposure to the ailing Finnish mobile phone company.