Goldman launches Bain’s Ahlstrom buy-out loan

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By Owen Sanderson
02 Mar 2021

Goldman Sachs has launched the loan backing Bain Capital’s take-private of Ahlstrom-Munksjö into general syndication, looking to sell euro and dollar tranches over the next two weeks, and is likely to follow the loan launch with a secured bond in the coming days.

Bain launched the take-private, in combination with Ahlstrom Invest, Viknum and Belgrano Inversiones — all existing major shareholders — in September last year, with the public tender running from October to January, and settling on February 4. Bain owns about 55% of the company, and Ahlstrom Invest about 36%.

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