Asia levfin will need discipline to mature

Dealflow in Asia’s leveraged finance market was pitifully low in the first half of the year. But one consolation is that those facilities that are coming to market are well structured with attractive pricing. But now that the market is slowly shifting back into gear, bankers must keep their discipline and prevent a return to poorly structured, rushed deals.

  • 03 Aug 2010
The leveraged finance market in Asia started out quietly this year. The only buy-out financings in the first four months were for the acquisitions of Indonesia’s Matahari Department Stores and Cambodia’s CamGSM. Moreover, these were hardly typical leveraged financings. Matahari’s deal, though syndicated by Standard Chartered and CIMB, ...

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