GKN sets out final arguments against hostile Melrose bid

UK engineering group GKN has written a formal letter to its shareholders calling the £7bn+ debt-financed hostile takeover bid from industrial conglomerate Melrose 'low price and high risk', prompting yet another quick fire public response from the potential buyer.

  • By Michael Turner
  • 15 Feb 2018

Loans bankers are keeping a close eye on the unfolding public spat between the two companies’ boards, with bankers expecting the fresh debt raised to be “substantial”.

In response to the GKN letter, Melrose confirmed that it has debt lined up on investment grade terms to pay ...

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Global Syndicated Loan Volume

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4 Wells Fargo Securities 15,499.15 75 6.28%
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Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

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Bookrunners of European Marketed Syndicated Loans

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5 BNP Paribas 2,914.62 14 4.28%

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2 BNP Paribas 31.67 78 5.99%
3 ING 31.21 74 5.90%
4 Citi 22.60 36 4.27%
5 Deutsche Bank 21.89 32 4.14%