Kraft Food’s Cadbury bid cheers European loans bankers as M&A deal prospects start looking up

Kraft Food’s £10.2bn bid for Cadbury cheered European loans bankers this week, despite the fact that the bulk of the financing is tipped to be coming out of the US.

  • 11 Sep 2009

In one of the busier weeks for M&A this year, with France’s Vivendi making a Eu2bn bid for Brazilian telecom GVT and a Malaysian-Indian consortium agreeing to buy 46% of Kuwait’s Zain, the deals have boosted hopes that further big acquisition financings could follow.

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