Linde and AB InBev boost M&A for second half

Linde and Anheuser-Busch InBev have both announced jumbo acquisition lines, reviving hope for new money financing after a dismal first half. According to Dealogic, global M&A volumes in the first six months of 2012 fell 22% to $1.17tr year on year, but bankers may have cause to be optimistic for the second half of the year.

  • 02 Jul 2012

Linde, the German gas company, will finance the takeover of US healthcare firm Lincare with a new $4.5bn syndicated loan. Brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev, meanwhile, has taken out $14bn of bank facilities to back its takeover of the half of Mexico’s Modelo that it does not already own.

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