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5 Things to Know (11/30/15)

  • A debt financing of around US$3bn backing the acquisition of Petco Animal Supplies is joining a US$14bn pipeline of US leveraged loans waiting to be sold.
  • Issuance of CLO funds is forecast to fall by more than 30% next year, as regulations forcing the biggest buyers of leveraged loans to hold a stake in their deals take effect.
  • Pfizer Inc last week said it would buy Botox maker Allergan Plc in a deal worth US$160bn to slash its U.S. tax bill, rekindling a fierce political debate over the financial maneuver.
  • After a 35-year career in the loan market, Richard Munn is retiring from Oak Hill Advisors at the end of the year after a 10-year stay.
  • Oppenheimer & Co has announced three new hires on its emerging markets desk following recent departures to Jefferies & Co.

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What to Watch (11/30/15)

  • Terex is arranging a US$900m-equivalent credit facility to finance its merger with Konecranes. Credit Suisse leads the financing. A bank meeting is scheduled in New York for Nov 30 and in Europe for Dec 1.
  • MB Aerospace will launch Dec. 1 a US$185m credit facility to help finance its leveraged buyout by Blackstone. Societe Generale is the sole lead arranger.
  • PLZ Aeroscience is adding on US$155m of debt on Dec 1 to finance its purchase of Apollo Technologies and another acquisition. Antares Capital is leading the financing.
  • The share of buyout deals that are levered seven times and greater has fallen to only 14% in 2015, down from 26% last year and down from 39% at the peak of the market in 2007.

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