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5 Things to Know (11/5/18)

  • IBM Corp’s US$20bn loan supporting the purchase of Red Hat is one of the largest ever bridge loans and banks are keen to lend after several quiet months for big M&A.
  • Wall Street is warming up to financing marijuana producers as the sector blossoms, but concerns with regulation and reputational damage could stop lending in the short term.
  • LPC’s Loan Market Scorecard provides a snapshot of key statistics in the leveraged loan and high yield bond markets.
  • Some US credit investors are pushing to use alternative benchmarks in the documents of new CLO funds before official replacements to Libor are identified.
  • Banks are shrugging off regulators’ warnings and continuing to churn out highly leveraged loans as PE firms push for aggressive buyout deals.

More syndicated loan coverage on LoanConnector.

What to Watch (11/5/18)

  • Algoma will launch November 5 a US$300m exit financing loan. Goldman Sachs will lead the covenant-lite term loan. Barclays and BMO are joint leads.
  • Rocket Software will launch November 5 US$1.685bn of loans to back its buyout by Bain Capital. Credit Suisse is leading.
  • Investors pulled US$1.5bn from loan funds and US$1.04bn from high-yield bond funds in the week ending October 31.
  • Ring Container Technologies will launch November 5 a US$65m incremental first-lien term loan. Bank of America Merrill Lynch leads.
  • So far this year, there has been US$2.05trn of loan issuance that made its way through syndication. Syndicated loans backing the technology sector lead issuance with US$224.5bn.

More syndicated loan coverage in Gold Sheets