Refinitiv deal heats up with euro portion set to be slimmed

The Blackstone-led consortium of investors buying out Thomson Reuters’ Financial & Risk business is understood to be looking to decrease the amount of financing it needs from the euro market for the deal’s $13.5bn debt funding package, with demand appearing better for dollar bonds, according to investors.

  • By David Bell, Victor Jimenez
  • 12 Sep 2018

Sources close to the deal, the largest leveraged buyout since the financial crisis, said on Wednesday that the borrower is looking to cut the size of the deal’s euro portions. Exact tranche sizes and terms of the loans and bonds are still to be determined.

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3 Deutsche Bank 15,191.25 54 6.31%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 13,287.71 61 5.52%
5 Goldman Sachs 12,997.24 58 5.40%

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2 BNP Paribas 4,918.81 57 7.04%
3 Deutsche Bank 4,345.09 43 6.22%
4 JPMorgan 3,950.54 44 5.65%
5 Credit Suisse 3,757.05 40 5.38%

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1 JPMorgan 20,123.74 153 10.15%
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3 Credit Suisse 13,629.27 97 6.87%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 13,267.41 122 6.69%
5 Citi 13,132.03 109 6.62%