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Five Things to Know (5/18/15)

  • Loan bankers are looking at Israel’s Teva Pharmaceutical’s $40B unsolicited bid for Mylan Inc in the hope that a sizeable M&A loan financing will emerge.
  • Thomson Reuters LPC’s Loan Market Scorecard provides a snapshot of key statistics in the leveraged loan and high yield bond markets.
  • Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse sold $388M loans backing the merger between fragrance sample providers Bioplan and Arcade Marketing at a loss last week on their third trip to the market.
  • May marks the tenth consecutive month for issuance of CLOs backed by leveraged loans in Europe, the longest streak since the onset of the global financial crisis in late 2008.
  • Burger King Worldwide is the latest and largest company to jump on the repricing and refinancing bandwagon in the U.S. leveraged loan market.

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What to Watch (5/18/15)

  • Banks are lining up a debt package of at least $25B for cable company Charter Communications, hoping the company will resume its pursuit of Time Warner Cable.
  • Life Time Fitness will launch May 18 a $1.35B credit facility to help finance the fitness center operator’s $4B buyout by Leonard Green & Partners. Deutsche Bank leads.
  • On Assignment Inc will launch May 19 a $975M credit facility to finance its $570M acquisition of Creative Circle and to refinance debt. Wells Fargo leads.
  • ConvaTec Ltd is arranging a $1.85B-equivalent credit facility to refinance its existing credit facilities and senior secured notes. A lender meeting is set for London on May 19 and for New York on May 20.
  • Retail investors placed $172.5M into bank loan mutual funds, while pulling $88.7M out of high yield bond funds. This marks the fourth instance of weekly inflows this year.

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