Hungry loans bankers salivate over Eu2.75bn SAP facility

Hopes were high on Thursday that part of a Eu2.75bn credit facility backing German software firm SAP’s acquisition of Sybase could be syndicated to bank lenders, after a drought of new money deals in the European loan market.

  • 13 May 2010
SAP’s subsidiary, SAP America, has signed a definitive merger agreement to acquire Californian enterprise and mobile software developer Sybase in a deal with a total enterprise value of around $5.8bn (Eu4.62bn). The transaction will be funded by the underwritten loan and cash on hand. SAP intends to pay ...

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