ABB excites lenders with M&A deal

Lenders in the European syndicated loan market have been eager to commit to the first large M&A transaction of 2012, ABB’s takeover of Thomas & Betts.

  • 24 Feb 2012

The $4bn short term facility, which has been solely underwritten by Bank of America Merrill Lynch and was launched last week, has excited loans bankers across the market.

"It looks like a very good deal," said one senior loans banker. "It’s got a short term maturity and should be ...

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