Levfin lively after French election as Netflix jumps in with €1bn HY debut

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By Max Bower
24 Apr 2017

The leveraged finance market in Europe has shared in the cheerful sentiment across markets on Monday morning as the first round of voting in the French presidential election suggested centrist Emmanuel Macron was the favourite to win the run-off in two weeks’ time.

The encouraging result prompted bankers to press ahead with several deal launches immediately.

A managing director at a French investment firm in Paris said that if Marine Le Pen, the far right leader, had won a larger share of the vote, the market would have been on hold for several ...

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