Dollar demand swarms for aggressive LBO debt

US investors have scrambled for the bonds and loans backing leveraged buyouts of Thomson Reuters’ Financial & Risk business and Dutch chemical company AkzoNobel, with pricing coming tighter than initial thoughts despite aggressive covenant packages.

  • By David Bell
  • 19 Sep 2018

The $13.5bn of debt backing Blackstone’s acquisition of Financial & Risk, which will be renamed Refinitiv, was priced on Tuesday while books on AkzoNobel’s €6.5bn equivalent funding package for its buyout by Carlyle are set to close on Thursday.

The price movements in the Refinitiv deal showed that ...

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Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 BNP Paribas 16,684.16 83 7.43%
2 Credit Agricole CIB 13,287.71 61 5.92%
3 Deutsche Bank 12,890.62 50 5.74%
4 Goldman Sachs 12,767.85 54 5.69%
5 UniCredit 11,414.29 66 5.09%

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1 Goldman Sachs 4,861.86 36 7.33%
2 BNP Paribas 4,648.08 55 7.01%
3 Deutsche Bank 4,245.09 42 6.40%
4 JPMorgan 3,756.57 41 5.66%
5 Credit Suisse 3,672.86 39 5.54%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

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1 JPMorgan 19,016.51 146 10.22%
2 Goldman Sachs 14,082.73 99 7.57%
3 Credit Suisse 13,243.20 94 7.12%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 12,775.52 117 6.87%
5 Citi 12,347.90 105 6.64%