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Alasdair Reilly

Investors line up for Parques Reunidos loan

11 Sep 2019

LONDON, Sept 11 (LPC) - Banks are showing a select group of investors a €1.16bn debt financing backing Swedish private equity firm EQT’s acquisition of Madrid-based theme park operator Parques Reunidos, banking sources said on Tuesday.

Long wait expected for syndicated Sonia loans

29 Jul 2019

LONDON, July 29 (LPC) - Syndicated loans based on the sterling overnight index average (Sonia) may not be seen for at least a year, as banks and borrowers scramble to put expensive new technology and systems in place that can cope with backward-looking compounded rates.

Sonia benchmark makes loan market debut

08 Jul 2019

LONDON, July 8 (LPC) - UK transport group National Express has tapped NatWest for the first corporate loan referencing the sterling overnight index average (Sonia), in a significant step as the market transitions away from Libor to alternative risk free rates (RFR).

EMEA syndicated loans tumble to 15-year low

28 Jun 2019

LONDON, June 28 (LPC) - Syndicated lending in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) of US$367bn for the first six months of the year hit a 15-year low as borrowers continued to avoid tapping the loan market amid global economic uncertainty, LPC data shows.

MOVES-ANZ re-establishes European loan syndications team

27 Jun 2019

LONDON, June 27 (LPC) - ANZ Banking Group has hired Emma Broughton as head of loan syndications in Europe and Katrina Santos Li as director, re-establishing the bank's loan syndications presence in Europe.

Olam opens up positive incentive loans for digital growth

05 Apr 2019

LONDON, April 5 (LPC) - Singapore-headquartered agribusiness Olam International has secured an innovative new type of corporate loan that links pricing to the borrower’s progress towards its digital transformation.

UPDATE 1-EMEA syndicated loans plummet in uncertain first quarter

28 Mar 2019

LONDON, March 28 (LPC) - Syndicated lending in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) of US$125bn in the first three months of 2019 is the lowest quarterly volume in nearly a decade, as political and economic worries continue to curb borrowers' appetite, LPC data shows.

EMEA syndicated loans plummet in uncertain first quarter

28 Mar 2019

LONDON, March 28 (LPC) - Syndicated lending in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) of US$125bn in the first three months of 2019 is the lowest quarterly volume in nearly a decade, as political and economic worries continue to curb borrowers' appetite, LPC data shows.

MOVES-EBRD appoints Kleboth as head of loan syndications

11 Feb 2019

LONDON, Feb 11 (LPC) - Christian Kleboth has been appointed head of loan syndications at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

REFILE-EMEA lending rises to US$1.05trn in 2018

03 Jan 2019

LONDON, Jan 3 (LPC) - Syndicated lending in Europe, the Middle East and Africa in 2018 broke the trillion dollar mark for the first time in three years as volume rose 17.4% to US$1.05trn due to increased refinancing activity and stable levels of M&A financing, according to LPC data.

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