BHP shows loan market is wide open for return of M&A deals

A glut of corporate borrowers could be tempted to bring acquisition deals to the European loan market in the next couple of months, having seen the success of recent acquisition facilities.

  • 03 Sep 2010

Bankers expect M&A activity to increase as borrowers take confidence from BHP Billiton’s $45bn facility backing its hostile bid for PotashCorp and a syndicated loan supporting Sanofi-Aventis’s offer for Genzyme.

"We’ve really gone from famine to feast for new money deals," said a loans banker. "The fact that ...

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