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Aaron Weinman

Direct lenders ready for bonanza as US economy cools

14 Nov 2019

NEW YORK, Nov 14 (LPC) - Private credit funds with deep pockets, capital flexibility and sticky investments are positioning themselves for the yield bonanza that could follow if a cooldown in the US economy was to further shutter bank liquidity and investor appetite for broadly syndicated loans.

Zayo’s US$6bn LBO to test market appetite for single-B loans

30 Oct 2019

NEW YORK, Oct 30 (LPC) - Approximately US$6bn in acquisition financing for fiber optic cable company Zayo Group could hit the leveraged finance market before the end of this year, a move that will test an investor base that has grown hesitant over single-B credits exposed to a cooling US economy.

US investors balk at US$900m in B rated loans as US economy cools

16 Oct 2019

NEW YORK, Oct 16 (LPC) - At least US$900m of institutional loans being marketed for US companies have stalled this week, as investors wary of an economic downturn have balked at debt that may offer higher chances of default.

Berry Global seeks lower rates as investors fly to quality

09 Oct 2019

NEW YORK, Oct 9 (LPC) - Plastics maker Berry Global is looking to take advantage of white-hot demand for better-rated leveraged loans and reduce pricing on approximately US$2.03bn in debt as global volatility rippling through the market is causing investors to seek safety in higher-quality assets.

ION Corporates inks final terms on US$1.75bn dual-currency loan

03 Oct 2019

LONDON, Oct 3 (LPC) - Irish software firm ION Corporates finalised the terms of a dual-currency, US$1.75bn-equivalent term loan financing via Credit Suisse, bringing an end to a saga that saw the original deal brought via house bank UBS pulled in May having met opposition from loan investors.

Jefferies serves up US$300m for Fertitta’s Del Frisco’s buy

01 Oct 2019

NEW YORK, Oct 1 (LPC) - Jefferies, a long-standing lender to Tilman Fertitta’s Landry’s Inc, has committed US$300m in debt financing to fund the restaurateur's acquisition of Del Frisco’s’ steakhouse business from private equity firm L Catterton, three sources familiar with the transaction said.

Inmarsat tweaks US$1.75bn LBO loan to meet investor demand

24 Sep 2019

NEW YORK, Sept 24 (LPC) - UK telecommunications and satellite operator Inmarsat on Monday revised its US$1.75bn leveraged loan as investors, wary of a cooling economy, raised concerns about the company's leverage, limited cash flow and increased competition in the telecommunications and satellite operations industry, sources familiar with the transaction told Refinitiv LPC.

Spreads widen in choppy US leveraged loan market

20 Sep 2019

NEW YORK, Sept 20 (LPC) - Borrowers in the US leveraged loan market are offering higher yields in September to compensate an investor base wary of a cooling economy and slowdown in global growth.

MOVES-Wells Fargo hires LatAm loan veteran

16 Sep 2019

NEW YORK, Sept 16 (LPC) - Wells Fargo has hired Thomas Tuffy Joao, a spokesperson from the US bank confirmed.

MOVES- Mizuho hires LatAm loan banker

16 Sep 2019

NEW YORK, Sept 16 (LPC) - Japanese bank Mizuho has hired Juan Felipe Pinto, a source familiar with the matter said.

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