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Monday, 11 December 2017

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  • 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.

  • nokia loans

    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.

  • Fiat-Chrysler chief executive Sergio Marchionne makes a speech at the Fiat car factory in the southern city of Melfi

    Chrysler, Fiat near refinancing deals

    Loans | 14 June 2013

    Fiat will sign a €1.95bn loan refinancing with nine banks this week, while Chrysler Group has set terms on a loan refinancing, laying the groundwork for the Italian carmaker to buy out the US company.

  • Russia: Bridge loans face price hike

    Loans | 14 June 2013

    Bankers are considering hiking pricing on acquisition bridge loans and tightening terms, particularly in emerging markets M&A deals, after last week’s fierce sell-off put Russian oil giant Rosneft’s plans to issue bonds to repay a jumbo US$24.72bn bridge loan on hold indefinitely.

  • Borrowers look to refinance early

    Loans | 14 June 2013

    Large European companies are bringing forward plans to refinance syndicated loans before the summer in a bid to lock in cheap rates as heightened capital markets volatility threatens to change borrower-friendly market dynamics and could even push loan pricing higher if it persists.