Latest leveraged loan news

  • Milbank hires two levfin lawyers from Shearman & Sterling

    As Europe’s leveraged finance markets return to growth, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy has added Apostolos Gkoutzinis and Rebecca Marques as partners to its leveraged finance and capital markets team.

    • 20 Feb 2018
  • Astorg's SGG seeks debt to buy First Names as levloans swell

    SGG Group, the corporate and investor services firm based in Luxembourg and owned by Astorg, will fund its acquisition of UK peer First Names in the leveraged loan market, which has already enjoyed its busiest January ever in EMEA.

    • 20 Feb 2018
  • Itiviti targets hot lev loan market with second lien

    In stark contrast with a mute high yield bond market, leveraged loan investors were expecting more than €5bn of new deals on Monday, including a $725m-equivalent deal from Swedish trade technology provider Itiviti, which includes a triple-C rated second lien.

    • 19 Feb 2018
  • HY investors lead pushback, but momentum evasive

    Investors in Europe’s leveraged finance markets have started to fight for better pricing and deal terms. But a lack of supply is playing in borrowers' favour.

    • 15 Feb 2018
  • Unilever Spreads’ €7bn LBO ready for ‘wobbly markets’

    Bookrunners will start marketing the financing for KKR’s buyout of Unilever’s spread business as soon as next week, with the European high yield bond and the leveraged loan market both braced for supply.

    • 14 Feb 2018
  • American Greetings bags financing for CD&R takeover

    Greetings card company American Greetings, which owns brands such as Papyrus and Carlton Cards, has obtained financing from a consortium of banks to finance Clayton, Dubilier & Rice’s acquisition of a 60% stake in the privately owned firm.

    • 13 Feb 2018
  • 3i aims to replicate Refresco success with Royal Sanders acquisition

    Sources have said 3i plans to follow a buy-and-build approach with the newly acquired Royal Sanders, the Anglo-Dutch personal care product manufacturer. The strategy would mirror its successful expansion of drinks bottling company Refresco, which sparked a bounty of deals in the high yield and leveraged loan markets.

    • 13 Feb 2018
  • Euro lev loans ignore US volatility with run of leveraged buyouts

    Europe’s speculative grade debt markets began cautiously weighing the impact of a recent surge of US-driven volatility this week. While high yield issuers remain circumspect, leveraged loan borrowers led by French calibration specialist Trescal are charging on, confident that investor demand remains strong.

    • 12 Feb 2018
  • US CLO industry wins risk retention exemption

    In a big vote of confidence in the CLO product, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals ruled on Friday that CLO managers should be exempt from risk retention requirements, vindicating the arguments put forward by the Loan Syndications and Trading Association against federal regulatory agencies.

    • 09 Feb 2018
  • Norway's Hurtigruten sails through €660m loan

    Hurtigruten, the Norwegian cruise operator owned by TDR Capital, has agreed on final pricing on a €660m leveraged loan facility, raising enough debt to repay all its high yield bonds.

    • 08 Feb 2018

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Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 1,659.34 6 7.12%
2 ING 1,631.78 5 7.00%
3 Goldman Sachs 1,565.51 5 6.72%
4 Deutsche Bank 1,532.98 4 6.58%
5 Citi 1,439.08 6 6.17%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 923.77 9 8.85%
2 Morgan Stanley 732.63 4 7.02%
3 Goldman Sachs 657.29 6 6.30%
4 Credit Suisse 577.70 7 5.53%
5 JPMorgan 572.76 6 5.49%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 4,599.75 33 9.01%
2 Citi 4,085.51 32 8.01%
3 Credit Suisse 3,835.38 26 7.52%
4 Wells Fargo Securities 3,248.55 24 6.37%
5 Barclays 2,770.29 16 5.43%