LONDON (IFR) - Moody's threatened to push Merlin Entertainment further into junk on Thursday, saying the company's Ba2 rating is at risk from an expected increase in leverage from its £5.91bn buyout.
LONDON (IFR) - Blue-chip corporates including Nestle are seeking to diversify their funding to avoid exposure to individual market risks.
NEW YORK (IFR) - Broadcom bondholders were left rattled Thursday after the chipmaker announced a surprise US$18.9bn (£14.3 billion) bid to buy U.S. business software company CA.
NEW YORK (IFR) - When Campbell Soup came to the investment-grade bond market in March with a $5.3 billion deal to finance its acquisition of Snyder's-Lance, investor response was lukewarm.
NEW YORK (IFR) - Comcast says it has "Highly Confident Letters" from Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Wells Fargo for its US$65bn 21st Century Fox bid.
NEW YORK (IFR) - AT&T's court victory on Tuesday will likely mean the company will have to return to the bond market to fund its $85 billion (63.7 billion pounds) acquisition of Time Warner, investors told IFR.
NEW YORK (IFR) - AT&T's court victory on Tuesday will likely mean the company will have to return to the bond market to fund its US$85bn acquisition of Time Warner, investors told IFR.
By Eleanor Duncan, Joy Wiltermuth, Davide Scigliuzzo and Shankar Ramakrishnan
NEW YORK (IFR) - Strong investor demand for CVS Health's US$40bn M&A bond gave a shot of confidence to the US high-grade bond market Tuesday after a recent bout of volatility in the usually rock solid asset class.
LAS VEGAS (IFR) - Banks have the "right" to do the leveraged lending they want as long as it does not impair their "safety and soundness," Joseph Otting, Comptroller of the Currency, said on Tuesday.