ABB signs up underwriters in hour of need, syndicate still to be convinced

Swiss-Swedish engineering conglomerate Asea Brown Boveri (ABB) held a meeting in Zurich on Wednesday to present the renewed structure of its $3bn eight month revolving credit and outline its financial strategy to nervous creditors.

  • 05 Apr 2002
The loan has been underwritten by mandated arrangers Citigroup/ SSSB and Credit Suisse First Boston, and arranger Barclays, and is an amendment of a $3bn revolving credit facility that was arranged in December 2001. That loan was unexpectedly drawn down on March 21, just days before ABB was downgraded by ...

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