Czech mates: local banks step up for local names

Brimming domestic liquidity and international banks’ retrenchment could lead more companies to spurn the pan-European loans market after a large Czech conglomerate surprised banks by seeking a €1bn facility exclusively at home. Local lenders have already committed tickets of between €150m-€200m to the unnamed borrower’s partial refinancing, bankers reported.

  • 24 Feb 2012

"I thought it wasn’t possible, but they are getting there. It’s amazing," said one senior banker. "My colleagues and I shared the view that you could maybe get a maximum of €500m from local markets."

"It would still be quite big if it were to be an international syndicated ...

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