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5 Things to Know (6/19/17)

  • Amazon.com Inc has commitments for a 364-day senior unsecured bridge loan of up to US$13.7bn to back its purchase of Whole Foods Market Inc.
  • Nearly a year after banks finally sold the loans backing Veritas’ buyout at a discount of 85 cents on the dollar, the issuer has lowered the interest rate with a repricing.
  • Some investors are dismissing Securus even as thin dealflow and favorable prison policies under the Trump administration favor the company.
  • Thomson Reuters LPC’s Loan Market Scorecard provides a snapshot of key statistics in the leveraged loan and high yield bond markets.
  • J. Crew is nearing the threshold needed to approve the amendment that would dissolve a lender lawsuit after Canyon Partners sold a US$100m chunk of the loan on Wednesday.

More syndicated loan coverage on LoanConnector.

What to Watch (6/19/17)

  • PDC Brands will launch June 19 US$815m of loans to back its buyout by private equity firm CVC Capital Partners and to refinance debt. Nomura leads.
  • Ascend Learning will launch June 19 an US$825m credit facility to back its buyout by Blackstone and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board. Barclays leads.
  • Mitchell International will launch June 20 a US$70m term loan. Jefferies and KKR lead.
  • Safetykleen Europe will launch June 21 a €455m TLB backing its buyout by Apax Partners. HSBC and BNP Paribas lead.
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Instinct Loans, the bank’s electronic loan trading platform, celebrated its one-year anniversary June 16.

More syndicated loan coverage in Gold Sheets