Banks move on Eu1bn financing for Springer buy-out
The private equity companies bidding to take a stake in German publisher Springer Science + Business Media will learn the outcome imminently, said bankers close to the situation on Monday. A financing backing the bid could be underwritten and total over Eu1bn.
It would be the biggest in the European leveraged finance market this year, and, with banks hinting that they might underwrite the transaction, rather than doing a club deals such as those that have become the norm since the collapse of Lehman Brothers.
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