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Exclusive: Softbank's Saudi-backed Vision Fund to raise $4 billion in debt

09 Nov 2018

LONDON SoftBank's Vision Fund is raising $4 billion in debt to help finance acquisitions and has hired Goldman Sachs and Mizuho to work on the deal, a presentation seen by Reuters said.

Exclusive: Softbank's Saudi-backed Vision Fund to raise $4 billion in debt

09 Nov 2018

LONDON SoftBank's Vision Fund is raising $4 billion in debt to help finance acquisitions and has hired Goldman Sachs and Mizuho to work on the deal, a presentation seen by Reuters said.

EXCLUSIVE-Softbank's Saudi-backed Vision Fund to raise $4 billion

09 Nov 2018

LONDON, Nov 9 SoftBank's Vision Fund is raising $4 billion to help finance acquisitions and has hired Goldman Sachs and Mizuho to work on the deal, a presentation seen by Reuters said.

Swedish buyout firm EQT plans IPO, asks banks to pitch - sources

06 Nov 2018

LONDON/FRANKFURT EQT's owners have invited investment banks to pitch to take the Swedish private equity firm public following a strategic review, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Spanish bank Ibercaja checks out advisers for $1.5 bln float -sources

25 Oct 2018

LONDON/FRANKFURT/MADRID, Oct 25 Spanish bank Ibercaja has been in touch with advisers on a potential initial public offering (IPO), two sources familiar with the matter said, part of a legal requirement to protect the financial health of Spanish savings banks.

Buyout firm DPI buys stake in Moroccan mattress maker Dolidol

25 Oct 2018

LONDON, Oct 25 Africa-focused private equity firm DPI has bought a fifth of Moroccan foam mattress company Dolidol, DPI said on Thursday, in a bet on the continent's growing middle classes.

Exclusive: BofA top brass tries to soothe disgruntled dealmakers - sources

25 Oct 2018

NEW YORK/LONDON Top Bank of America Corp executives, including Chief Executive Officer Brian Moynihan, made a surprise appearance at a gathering of the bank's senior dealmakers on Tuesday in an effort to boost morale, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Exclusive: BofA top brass tries to soothe disgruntled dealmakers - sources

25 Oct 2018

NEW YORK/LONDON Top Bank of America Corp executives, including Chief Executive Officer Brian Moynihan, made a surprise appearance at a gathering of the bank's senior dealmakers on Tuesday in an effort to boost morale, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Buyout firm HarbourVest to open in Dublin to lessen Brexit impact

24 Oct 2018

LONDON Private equity firm HarbourVest said on Wednesday it will open a Dublin office to help minimise any disruption to its clients and funds from Britain leaving the European Union (EU) next year.

DS Smith to launch sale of plastics packaging unit in November

19 Oct 2018

FRANKFURT/LONDON British packaging group DS Smith is expected to launch the sale of its plastic packaging division in November, three sources familiar with the matter said, in a deal that could be worth around $800 million. Two of the sources said the division has earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) of $80 million. The sources said financial sponsors were looking at the asset and that they are likely to receive information memorandums on the asset next month.

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