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5 Things to Know (9/24/18)

  • The overwhelming response to the US$13.5bn buyout financing for Refinitiv and the similar US$7.6bn debt financing backing Akzo Nobel’s spin-off of its chemicals business looks set to have far-reaching consequences for the debt markets.
  • High secondary trading levels on the Refinitiv financing underscored investors’ enthusiasm for the massive deal.
  • A second huge buyout financing successfully limboed across the line last week in Akzo Nobel’s US$7.6bn loan and bond deal.
  • LPC’s Loan Market Scorecard provides a snapshot of key statistics in the leveraged loan and high yield bond markets.
  • The US$5.05bn term loan for Envision Healthcare brings the total of jumbo loans syndicated since early September to US$20.7bn.

More syndicated loan coverage on LoanConnector.

What to Watch (9/24/18)

  • Numotion will launch October 9 a US$445m first-lien credit facility to back its acquisition by AEA Investors LP. Nomura and Ares lead.
  • Investors added US$192.2m to loan funds and US$966.6m to high-yield bond funds in the week ending September 19.
  • About US$178bn of syndicated volume backing the technology sector has made its way through syndication so far in 2018, which is nearly 76% of 2016’s all-time record.
  • Oil and gas midstream loan volume is at US$34.4bn so far in 2018. And there has been a boost on M&A lending, which at US$4.75bn is already 47% of the total logged in 2017.

More syndicated loan coverage in Gold Sheets