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5 Things to Know (4/23/18)

  • Regulated banks are underwriting more highly leveraged buyout loans for US companies as the Republican administration relaxes guidelines aimed at reducing risk.
  • Thomson Reuters LPC’s Loan Market Scorecard provides a snapshot of key statistics in the leveraged loan and high yield bond markets.
  • The LSTA is developing a standard industry framework for Green loans to allow more activity in the U.S., which is lagging the European loan market due to a previous lack of corporate and regulatory support.
  • US leveraged loan borrowers are increasingly switching to a cheaper short-term Libor rate to reduce interest payments, which is squeezing the returns of some CLO investors.
  • Some BDCs have already received board approval to increase the amount of debt they can borrow after US legislation passed in March.

More syndicated loan coverage on LoanConnector.

What to Watch (4/23/18)

  • GGP Inc will launch April 23 US$7bn of loans backing Brookfield Property’s purchase of the remaining 66% of GGP that it does not already own. Morgan Stanley is leading.
  • Hydrochem PSC will launch on April 23 a repricing of its US$459m term loan B due in 2024. Goldman Sachs leads.
  • Senneca Holdings will launch April 24 US$355m in first-lien acquisition funding that backs the company’s sale to Kohlberg & Co. Antares and Golub lead.
  • Alliant Insurance will add on April 23 US$310m to its existing credit facility while extending the maturity of its debt profile. Morgan Stanley is leading.
  • Jo-Ann Stores will launch April 23 a new US$225m second-lien term loan backing a refinancing. Bank of America Merrill Lynch leads.

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