Dealogic parent preps to strip out costly private debt

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By Owen Sanderson
26 Oct 2020

Ion Investment Group is preparing to combine its Dealogic and Mergermarket units under a single corporate entity, Ion Analytics, and refinance the group’s expensive private debt raised last year with a cheaper, broadly syndicated loan package across dollars and euros. A strong performance over the last year should encourage investors to look past the group’s previous struggles with access to the public markets.

Ion Analytics bought Acuris from BC Partners last year. This group contains publication brands including Mergermarket, Debtwire, and Creditflux. It is now combining this entity with Dealogic, which it had controlled since 2017, when it recapitalised the firm alongside existing owner Carlyle.

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