M&A loan market hots up as RPC, Scout24 unveil acquisition packages

By Owen Sanderson
28 Mar 2019

The European leveraged finance market is heating up, as long-awaited deals for the buyouts of UK plastics company RPC and German online listings firm Scout24 break cover. The two chunky deals will deliver much needed new money supply after a sluggish start to the year.

Blackstone and Hellman & Friedman launched a voluntary tender for shares in Scout24 on Thursday, following the announcement in mid-February that the pair were seeking to buy the company.

The offer is not structured as a full take-private. It has a minimum acceptance of 50% plus one share, at ...

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