MTS syndication heads into final stages

Syndication of the extension loan for Russia’s Mobile Telesystems (MTS) is in its final stages, bankers close to the deal said, adding that lenders were in the process of getting credit approval to join the loan. The deal, which totalled about $580m-equivalent after a senior phase of syndication, has received firm commitments and is likely to be increased.

  • 23 Jun 2009
More details on the transaction, including its final size, are likely to emerge in two weeks time, when the deal is completed. MTS originally set out to extend $630m of a $1.33bn loan, and the senior phase of the financing was one of the rare successes in the ...

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