Bartec’s reverse flex: a curse in disguise

The bookrunners on Charterhouse’s buyout of Bartec have done a stellar job syndicating the €348m senior loan financing. The way the five banks have gone about it has avoided any risk of Bartec’s deal blowing up — apt for a company that specialises in preventing explosions.

  • 31 Aug 2012

The reward has been total success. Launching in August, not the most popular time to syndicate, proved a masterstroke, as Bartec found it had the deal-hungry market all to itself.

Then, by starting with reasonably wide pricing of 550bp on the term loan ‘B’, the deal garnered enough ...

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2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) 10.66
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Bookrunners of Global Structured Finance

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1 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 1,260.06 2 126,006,164,037.19%
2 Rabobank 1,081.86 1 108,185,922,974.77%
3 Wells Fargo Securities 430.57 1 43,057,020,785.00%
4 SK Securities 192.86 1 19,286,162,593.99%
4 Meritz Financial Group Inc 192.86 1 19,286,162,593.99%