Boots loan could make surprise early return as levfin market thaws

The mood in the European leveraged loan market continued to improve this week, as several deals in the market were reported to be performing well.

  • 19 Oct 2007

Such is the new-found confidence, that the banks leading the £9.25bn LBO financing for Alliance Boots could be about to perform a volte-face and launch part of the senior debt before Christmas, EuroWeek has learned.

Three investors told EuroWeek that the bookrunners had sounded them out on the idea. ...

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