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ThyssenKrupp Elevator’s blockbuster bridge finally hits the market

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Banks sitting on €8bn of underwritten debt to finance Advent and Cinven’s buyout of ThyssenKrupp Elevator finally hit the ‘go’ button early this week, unveiling the takeout for the largest European LBO financing in more than a decade. Pre-marketing and pre-placement have helped derisk the exit, but documentation is as weak as on any deal in the pre-Covid market, making the financing a crucial test for the strength of any post-crisis investor resistance, writes Owen Sanderson.

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