Eight banks step up for KKR's Oriental Breweries bid

Eight lenders on Friday pledged to support a bid for South Korea’s Oriental Breweries by private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, sparking hopes for a return of leveraged financings in Asia.

  • 06 Apr 2009
Barclays Capital, Calyon, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, JPMorgan, Natixis, Nomura and Société Générale committed finance KKR's bid at a bank meeting last Friday.
The lenders are not participating on an exclusive basis, meaning that they are free to support rival bidders, and the leveraged loan will not be underwritten. ...

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