Friday, 23 February 2018

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  • 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.

  • 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.