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5 Things to Know (2/20/17)

  • Investors’ appetite for leveraged loans is allowing companies to line up debt with few safeguards on an unprecedented scale.
  • Institutional leveraged loan buyers are looking to higher priced middle market loans as an offset to the repricing blitz pushing yields in the large corporate market to lows not seen since 2004.
  • Thomson Reuters LPC’s Loan Market Scorecard provides a snapshot of key statistics in the leveraged loan and high yield bond markets.
  • US investors are assessing the volatile secondary loan prices of companies that are being hit by technological disruption as a growing list of sectors face long-term ‘secular’ change.
  • Unilever rejected a surprise US$143bn takeover bid from US food company Kraft Heinz Co on Friday, saying it saw no reason to discuss a deal which it said had no financial or strategic merit.

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What to Watch (2/20/17)

  • DuBois Chemicals will launch February 27 US$555m in first- and second-lien credit facilities supporting its acquisition by funds managed by The Jordan Company. Antares Capital leads the deal.
  • Tower Automotive Inc has scheduled a lenders call for February 21. Citigroup is organizing the call.
  • Banks are preparing in the next few weeks to syndicate a €1.1bn leveraged loan and high-yield bond financing backing a buyout of Cerba. JP Morgan, Natixis, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank and BNP Paribas are leading.
  • Investors placed US$876m into bank loan mutual funds and added US$157.7m into high-yield bond funds in the week ending February 15.

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