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5 Things to Know (10/17/16)

  • US bankers desperate to book revenue before year end are trying to boost leveraged M&A activity by pushing deals through after the looming presidential elections, which could create a busy finale for a volatile year.
  • Thomson Reuters LPC’s Loan Market Scorecard provides a snapshot of key statistics in the leveraged loan and high yield bond markets.
  • Companies are including exceptions in US leveraged loan credit agreements that could bypass auditors’ opinions and make it harder for banks to declare a default.
  • Global economic growth, central bank policies, the US elections and potential fallout from Britain’s vote to exit the EU will spur corporate debt defaults and wider credit spreads: Survey.
  • Augusta Sportswear is tapping the loan market with a US$435m deal that refinances the company’s existing, and more costly, unitranche debt.

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What to Watch (10/17/16)

  • ProAmpac will tap the loan market for financing backing its sale to The Pritzker Group. Antares will lead syndication of the new facilities that are expected to launch in the next few weeks.
  • MGM Growth Properties set a lender call for 12:30 p. m. Monday. Bank of America Merrill Lynch leads the planned financing, for which details were not immediately available.
  • Commitments are due October 24. For US seeds and agrochemicals company Monsanto’s US$1bn delayed-draw term loan. JP Morgan leads.
  • Investors added US$415.4m into bank loan mutual funds and pulled US$72.4m from high-yield bond funds in the week ending October 12.

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