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Max Bower

Refinitiv deal sets pulses racing

10 Sep 2018

Refinitiv, Thomson Reuters’ Financial & Risk division, has fully launched its US$13.5bn-equivalent debt package, the largest buyout financing since the financial crisis and a major test of the leveraged finance markets on both sides of the Atlantic.

Refinitiv launches US$8bn buyout loan

05 Sep 2018

LONDON (LPC) - Refinitiv, Thomson Reuters’ Financial and Risk (F&R) division, has launched price guidance on its US$8bn-equivalent term loan B after a bank meeting on Tuesday morning.

Refinitiv launches US$8bn buyout loan

04 Sep 2018

LONDON, Sept 4 (LPC) - Refinitiv, Thomson Reuters’ Financial and Risk (F&R) division, has launched price guidance on its US$8bn-equivalent term loan B after a bank meeting on Tuesday morning.

Blackstone's $13.5 billion F&R buyout debt readied for early Sept launch

22 Aug 2018

LONDON (LPC) - Syndication of the $13.5 billion (£10.6 billion) debt package backing Blackstone’s buyout of Thomson Reuters’ Financial and Risk (F&R) division is expected to launch in the first week of September, at the same time as a €7.3bn debt financing backing the buyout of Akzo Nobel’s speciality chemicals business, bankers close to the deal said.

MOVES-BAML global levfin head returns to NY

20 Aug 2018

LONDON, Aug 20 (LPC) - Chris Munro is moving back to New York after becoming sole global head of leveraged finance at Bank of America Merrill Lynch earlier this year.

Imerys allocates with deep discount on new second lien loan

02 Aug 2018

LONDON (LPC) - French roofing business Imerys has set final terms on a €580m (£516.6 million) leveraged loan with a heavy discount on a newly introduced €100m second-lien loan.

Alexander Mann buyout loan sees raft of changes after pushback

01 Aug 2018

LONDON (LPC) - UK-based recruitment company Alexander Mann has significantly widened the discount on its £325m buyout financing and made substantial changes to the deal's documentation to help it clear the market.

GE's Distributed Power unit sale backed with US$2.2bn of loans

01 Aug 2018

LONDON (LPC) - General Electric’s Distributed Power business is set to launch a US$2.2bn-equivalent all-loan financing backing its buyout by Advent after the summer, banking sources said on Wednesday.

Adjusted Ebitda masks higher leverage on buyout loans

06 Jul 2018

LONDON (LPC) - Investors in European leveraged loans are increasingly concerned that private equity firms are making overly-aggressive adjustments to portfolio companies’ earnings to support higher debt loads.

EMEA syndicated loans steady at US$478bn

02 Jul 2018

LONDON, July 2 (LPC) - First half syndicated lending in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) of US$478bn was down 4% compared to the first six months of 2017, according to Thomson Reuters LPC data, as borrowing remained steady in the face of global economic and political uncertainties.

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