IG loses G4S, leveraged still stuck with ISS

The European loan market was left to rue a big missed chance this week when UK security firm G4S pulled out of its bid for Danish services company ISS. Deutsche Bank, HSBC and RBS had underwritten €4.1bn of euro loans and £1.33bn of sterling to support the acquisition. The deal was set to be the market’s biggest M&A deal of the year.

  • 04 Nov 2011

"It is always a shame when a big deal like that doesn’t happen, especially because syndication was going very well," said a loans banker close to the transaction. "But we just move on to the next deal — that’s what M&A is about."

However, others were grieving for a ...

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