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Blackstone to model Merlin bond on notorious Refinitiv deal


Refinitiv’s 2018 high yield bond was slammed for having the weakest ever investor protections. Now another Blackstone consortium is about to use that deal as a template in the £5.9bn public-to-private buyout of theme park giant Merlin. The financing package also features protection against short-selling debt activists — an activity associated with Blackstone unit GSO Capital. Karoliina Liimatainen reports.

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