M&A lights up the loans fire

Leveraged loans bankers had a tough time of it last year, suffering alongside their peers across the loan market. But now many syndicate heads are looking to mergers and acquisitions to boost their overall volumes — and bankers working in the area are preparing for a boom, writes Rashmi Kumar.

  • 15 Mar 2013
Chinese company Focus Media wanted to turn to the Asian loan market for $1.525bn of funding in January, helping it finance the buyout of the group by a group of investors including its founder and private equity firm Carlyle Group. But there was a snag: only a few ...

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