Credit Suisse First Boston launched syndication last week of its $1 billion credit for NorthWestern, backing the planned acquisition of Montana Power's transmission and distribution business for $1.1 billion. Pricing on both the $400 million, 364-day revolver and $600 million, 364-day acquisition facility is LIBOR plus 11/ 4%, based on a grid, with a 20 basis points commitment fee. Spokesman, Roger Scrum of NorthWestern confirmed CSFB was arranging the revolver facilities, but was unable to answer further questions, as the acquisition has still not yet closed and Kipp Orme, v.p. of finance and cfo at Northwestern, was in New York. Asked when the acquisition is set to close, Scrum responded, " It's in the hands of the regulators." There is no set time for the deal to be approved.