Back so soon? InBev’s mini-LBO gets CLOs talking new money deal

01 Oct 2009

Banks working on the financing behind a sale of Anheuser Busch InBev’s central and eastern European assets to private equity firm CVC have been sounding out CLOs and unlevered fund investors about a possible syndication of a roughly Eu700m loan.

Although most CLOs would be unable to invest in the asset due to jurisdictional restrictions in their documentation, the fact that there is interest from both banks and funds could mark a turning point for the primary market that has been starved of institutional demand since the collapse ...

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