Amplifon turns up debt with GAES purchase

Hearing aid company Amplifon will buy Spain’s GAES Group in a fully debt-funded acquisition with a €528m enterprise value as Italian companies extend their strong run in the loan market.

  • By Mike Turner
  • 26 Jul 2018

UniCredit will act as sole underwriter and bookrunner on the financing, as well as acting as global coordinator, mandated lead arranger and facility agent.

Amplifon’s acquisition facility more than doubles the €320m of net debt it held at the end of March this year, according to its most recent ...

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Global Syndicated Loan Volume

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1 JPMorgan 72,535.57 152 15.97%
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3 Wells Fargo Securities 23,194.62 97 5.11%
4 Citi 22,515.86 86 4.96%
5 Mizuho 18,513.68 89 4.08%

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3 BNP Paribas 766.21 2 5.98%
3 Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank PJSC 766.21 2 5.98%

Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

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5 Deutsche Bank 835.67 6 6.30%

Bookrunners of European Marketed Syndicated Loans

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5 Citi 3,183.28 8 4.38%

Syndicated Loan Revenue - EMEA

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1 HSBC 35.45 69 6.71%
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%