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Saturday, 16 December 2017

Tessa Walsh' s stories

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  • 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.

  • Money for nothing

    Loans | 13 December 2013

    Liquid banks are short of risk assets after a year of underwhelming M&A activity, and under pressure to lend as loans roll off their books. Intense competition is driving a range of unprofitable deals as banks bow to increasingly powerful borrowers’ requests. 

  • World view

    Loan House and Asia-Pacific Loan House: Deutsche Bank

    All Special Reports | 13 December 2013

    For leading complex event-driven deals and driving the development of a truly global credit market by championing the cross-border migration of European and Asian issuers to the US leveraged loan market, Deutsche Bank is IFR’s Loan House and Asia-Pacific Loan House of the Year.

  • A dominant force

    EMEA Loan House: BNP Paribas

    All Special Reports | 13 December 2013

    Borrowers stuck to a regular diet of corporate refinancings, repricings, and amendments and extensions in a frustrating year for loan bankers. Despite that, one bank stood out above the rest. For dominating corporate lending across all sectors, segments and deal sizes, BNP Paribas is IFR’s EMEA Loan House of the Year.

  • Sands

    Las Vegas Sands seeks huge refi

    Top News | 06 December 2013

    Las Vegas Sands, the world’s largest resort developer and operator, and Venetian Macau, its Asian luxury hotel and casino subsidiary, launched a massive combined US$8.45bn refinancing exercise in the US and Asia last week in an effort to take advantage of excess market liquidi

  • Robust market triggers fresh repricing wave

    Loans | 22 November 2013

    Near-ideal borrowing conditions in the aggressive and competitive US leveraged loan market are allowing companies that pulled opportunistic deals amid heightened volatility in the summer to return to the market and successfully slash pricing. 

  • Participants wearing costumes and make-up as zombies march during a Halloween event to promote the U.S. TV series "The Walking Dead" at Tokyo Tower

    Zombies shuffle towards restructurings

    Loans | 08 November 2013

    Distressed investors are buying up loans of European companies that are heading towards restructurings in the secondary market, including UK vending machine business Selecta, German parking company Apcoa and UK hygiene services company

  • 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.