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Glass half empty: pubcos strike covenant waivers for private placements

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UK hospitality companies have been avid users of the US private placement market in the past, but since the coronavirus pandemic began, their businesses have been up-ended, with pubs subject to curfews, social distancing and closures. Fortunately, US PP investors have largely followed bank lenders in opting for leniency, waiving covenants or switching to monitoring minimum levels of liquidity. One firm even managed to raise new debt this summer.

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