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MOVES-Kames appoints Thomas Hanson as head of high-yield

13 May 2019

LONDON, May 13 (IFR) - Kames Capital has appointed Thomas Hanson head of the high-yield fixed income team, it announced on Monday.

MOVES-NN appoints Siermann to head responsible investing

15 Jan 2019

LONDON, Jan 15 (IFR) - NN Investment Partners has appointed Edith Siermann as head of fixed income solutions and responsible investing, it announced on Tuesday.

European high-yield M&A volumes at three-year high

28 Sep 2018

LONDON, Sept 28 (IFR) - European high-yield issuance backing M&A activity has surged to a three-year high in 2018 thanks to record levels of global M&A.

UPDATE 1-Akzo Nobel docs could further pressure bond pricing

14 Sep 2018

LONDON, Sept 14 (IFR) - Akzo Nobel's speciality chemicals business may have to widen spreads on the €1.385bn bond backing part of its buyout by Carlyle and Singaporean wealth fund GIC as European investors resist terms that underwriting banks pledged to the sponsors.

Refinitiv accelerates Blackstone buyout financing

12 Sep 2018

LONDON (IFR) - Refinitiv has accelerated the loan part of its US$13.5bn debt package backing its takeover by Blackstone, the largest buyout since the financial crisis, while retaining the expected bond pricing date.

Refinitiv (TR F&R) cancels Amsterdam, Paris roadshows -source

12 Sep 2018

LONDON, Sept 12 (IFR) - Refinitiv (Thomson Reuters' Financial and Risk business) has cancelled its Amsterdam and Paris roadshows, according to a source with knowledge of the matter. The London roadshow has been confirmed.

High-yield bond flexibilities start to bite

04 Sep 2018

LONDON, Sept 4 (IFR) - European high-yield investor resistance to aggressive lending terms could be stiffened by seeing several issuers take advantage of the flexibility in deal documentation granted at the market's peak in 2017.

MOVES-HSBC makes financial sponsors and levfin appointments

11 Jul 2018

LONDON, July 11 (IFR) - HSBC has made two additions to its financial sponsors and leveraged and acquisition finance teams in Europe, the bank said in a statement on Wednesday.

Debt underwriters reject deals as documentation erodes

11 May 2018

LONDON, May 11(IFR/LPC) - European leveraged finance bankers are turning down opportunities to underwrite buyout deals as they are increasingly concerned by the aggressive lending documents demanded by private equity firms.

Second-tier banks seek transparency on high-yield

16 Mar 2018

LONDON, March 16 (IFR) - Guidelines aimed at improving transparency for how high-yield bond deals are handled have been welcomed by the industry - but many remain sceptical they will open the door for more second-tier banks to handle trades.

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