First senior commitment in for Focus Media LBO loan

Taishin International Bank has become the first lender to join at the MLA level in senior syndication for Focus Media’s $1.525bn leveraged buyout loan, and a few others are now looking at the deal.

  • 21 Feb 2013
The dual tranche facility comes shortly after the US Securities and Exchange Commission said it was investigating the borrower for alleged violations during the sale of its stake in internet company Allyes Online Media in 2010. Focus Media said in January that it was co-operating with the SEC’s ...

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