M&A financing moves up a gear as new deals hit market

By Pan Yue
01 Aug 2019

A recent flurry of leveraged and acquisition financing activity in Asia has caught the attention of loans bankers hungry for new assets. But as trade tensions and fears about a growth slowdown ramp up, the pressure on the market is high, writes Pan Yue.

The Asian M&A financing market has seen some high-profile deals during the last few weeks. Chinese state-owned automobile firm BAIC Group is seeking a loan of more than $2bn to support its acquisition of a 5% stake in German carmaker Daimler.

In addition, private equity firm Blackstone ...

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