Cheer in loans as Carlsberg and Imperial thrive

Syndicated loan bankers were surprised and delighted this week when two large acquisition financings — for Carlsberg and Imperial Tobacco — closed successfully, with heavy oversubscription for Carlsberg.

  • 20 Mar 2008

The happy outcome to the deals suggested that the core European corporate banking market remains in good health, despite the anxiety disturbing credit markets and fears about banks’ access to liquidity.

Danish brewer Carlsberg’s £2.772bn acquisition deal was signed yesterday (Wednesday) after the syndicated part of the loan — ...

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