Financing structure for Thames Water buy-out gets clearer

  • 25 Aug 2006

Citigroup, Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley are close to providing the possible £5bn of debt financing private equity firm Terra Firma's bid for Thames Water.

The debt is expected to contain a bridge to a securitisation and will follow an opco/holdco structure.

One leveraged loan banker said the ...

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