Want Want targets Taiwan for CNS acquisition loan

Leveraged loan bankers are gearing up for action as Taiwanese conglomerate Want Want Group prepares to syndicate a NT$45.25bn ($1.49bn) loan backing its acquisition of local cable operator China Network Systems in the next few weeks.

  • 18 Nov 2010

Want Want is buying the company from Thailand’s MBK Group. It has already mandated 11 bookrunners and mandated lead arrangers on a deal that will back the CNS acquisition, including coordinators BNP Paribas and Chinatrust.

The deal backs Want Want’s acquisition of CNS from MBK Partners, which acquired the ...

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