Sharp rise in LBO defaults in France, Netherlands

Default rates for French and Dutch LBO issuers have risen sharply over the past twelve months, according to a new study published by Standard & Poor’s, making lenders more wary about committing to amend and extend transactions in the regions.

  • By Olivier Holmey
  • 10 Sep 2013

Some 11.1% of French sub-investment grade companies and 9.5% of Dutch ones defaulted over the past twelve months, up from 8.7% and 5.6% respectively in 2012, the credit rating agency reveals in its report entitled “European Default Update: Serial Defaulters Pressure Europe's Corporate Sector”.

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