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5 Things to Know (3/12/18)

  • Cigna’s nearly US$53bn purchase of Express Scripts in the latest tie-up aimed at cutting costs and fending off potential competition from companies including
  • Thomson Reuters LPC’s Loan Market Scorecard provides a snapshot of key statistics in the leveraged loan and high yield bond markets.
  • High-quality leveraged loan issuers are taking advantage of unparalleled investor appetite to nab ever lower pricing in an already borrower-friendly market.
  • Uber is bringing its disruptive force to the leveraged loan market, approaching institutional investors directly on a new debt sale.
  • Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp is considering raising around US$5bn of loans though its UK-based tech firm ARM Holdings.

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What to Watch (3/12/18)

  • Husky Injection Molding Systems will launch March 12 a US$2bn term loan backing its LBO by Platinum Equity. Deutsche Bank leads.
  • Hubbard Radio will launch March 12 US$302m in credit facilities. Morgan Stanley leads.
  • February investment grade issuance of US$27bn increases the 1Q18 to-date total to US$61.8bn; 1Q17 issuance totaled US$143bn by comparison.
  • Dimora Brands will launch March 12 a repricing of its US$254m first-lien term loan. Deutsche, Antares and Bank of Ireland lead.
  • Year-to-date institutional issuance stands at US$145bn, second only to last year’s record volume.
  • On the high-yield bond front, issuance added US$10bn in February to take year-to-date volume to US$34.4bn.

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