Imperial Tobacco

  • 29 Nov 2002
Early market reaction to the refinancing of Imperial Tobacco's $6.615bn acquisition facility has been positive.

The borrower's desire to reduce funding costs and to trim its relationship bank group looks set to succeed, according to mandated lead arrangers ABN Amro, BayernLB, HSBC and JP Morgan.


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Rank Lead Manager/Arranger Total Volume $m No. of Deals Share % by Volume
1 BNP Paribas 10,542 20 17.55
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) 6,103 21 10.16
3 Citi 5,130 13 8.54
4 JP Morgan 4,681 6 7.79
5 Morgan Stanley 4,137 11 6.89