Sainsbury’s rings up £3.5bn Asda loan

UK retailer J Sainsbury’s has signed a £3.5bn loan package to back its acquisition of Walmart-owned Asda, with the company raising more debt than the cash component of the deal despite analysts raising concerns about the borrower’s recent debt levels.

  • By Mike Turner
  • 05 Jul 2018
Sainsbury’s has signed an acquisition loan facility with maturities of around 3.5 years and five years and has increased its existing multi-tenor revolving credit facility from £1.45bn to £2bn to part finance its £7.3bn purchase.

However, the cash component of the deal is £2.975bn.

“Sainsbury’s doesn’t really have a strong ...

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