Latest Private Equity news

  • Towergate tailors high yield deal to morph into Kirs

    A group of private equity firms have joined forces to merge UK insurance broker Towergate and four peers into a new industry player called Kirs, and this week launched a £800m bond to back the move.

    • 25 May 2017
  • Melita-Vodafone Malta tie up to bring €360m of debt

    Apax Partners and Fortino Capital have mandated banks for a €360m debt package to finance the merger of Maltese telecom firm Melita and Vodafone Malta.

    • 25 May 2017
  • Hensoldt appears on levloan radar as market heats up again

    Hensoldt, the KKR-owned defence electronics firm, held a lender call on Wednesday morning for a €170m incremental term loan, following its acquisition of avionics business EuroAvionics. The deal comes as some investors are concerned the leveraged loan market could return to the extreme conditions of earlier in the year.

    • 25 May 2017
  • PortAventura lines up €620m refi and div recap loan

    PortAventura, the Spanish theme park operator, has scheduled a bank meeting for Thursday morning in London for a €620m seven year term loan ‘B’ refinancing and dividend recapitalisation.

    • 24 May 2017
  • Avaloq, Element release price guidance as Verallia hits 300bp

    Swiss fintech firm Avaloq released price guidance on its Sfr410m-equivalent of euro loans this week in a deal backing Warburg Pincus’s minority investment at a valuation of over Sfr1bn. It follows French packaging firm Verllia’s repricing of its €1.375bn term loan down to 300bp on Monday.

    • 23 May 2017
  • Douglas puts €300m term loan in shop window

    CVC owned Douglas, the German retailer, held a lender call on Wednesday for a €300m incremental term loan, backing its acquisition of Leading Luxury Group, the Italian beauty chain.

    • 23 May 2017
  • Tikehau lends Terratest €60m unitranche facility

    Spanish geotechnical engineering firm Terratest has signed a €60m unitranche deal with Tikehau IM, as it looks to complete its restructuring following its acquisition by Platinum Equity in 2014.

    • 22 May 2017
  • Avaloq launches loans for Warburg investment

    Avaloq, a Swiss fintech firm, has launched Sfr410m-equivalent of loan facilities, backing Warburg Pincus’s 35% investment in it, which values it at over Sfr1bn.

    • 19 May 2017
  • Hotelbeds tucks in loan among refis

    Several notable event-driven new money leveraged loans are set to come to market next month, but for now there is only a steady flow of repricings and small incremental deals.

    • 18 May 2017
  • Douglas enjoys retail therapy with Italian beauty group

    CVC-owned German retailer Douglas has agreed to buy Limoni and La Gardenia Beauty, two Italian beauty and perfume firms from sponsor Orlando Management. It said on Thursday that it may issue new a term loan to fund the deal, joining a list of mid-cap firms with similar plans.

    • 18 May 2017

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Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 27 Mar 2017
1 Goldman Sachs 5,003.18 13 8.74%
2 Deutsche Bank 4,881.33 25 8.53%
3 JPMorgan 4,826.81 11 8.44%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 4,337.47 13 7.58%
5 BNP Paribas 3,160.34 16 5.52%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 23 May 2017
1 Deutsche Bank 3,271.23 30 8.16%
2 JPMorgan 3,230.36 27 8.06%
3 Citi 2,868.23 17 7.16%
4 Barclays 2,733.11 21 6.82%
5 Goldman Sachs 2,620.59 22 6.54%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 09 May 2017
1 JPMorgan 15,642.64 116 12.03%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 11,985.87 100 9.21%
3 Citi 11,558.90 86 8.89%
4 Goldman Sachs 10,013.87 71 7.70%
5 Barclays 7,309.82 50 5.62%