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  • Hapag-Lloyd makes return trip to green loans

    Hapag-Lloyd makes return trip to green loans

    Hapag-Lloyd, the German container shipping firm, has signed an $852m syndicated green loan to buy vessels, further solidifying ESG into its capital structure after debuting in green debt this year.

  • LMA launches automated document platform

    LMA launches automated document platform

    The Loan Market Association has launched its own automatic document platform, days after a survey by the industry body found that most of the syndicated loan market wants to use or already uses fintech for documentation.

  • KPS cranks leverage in Crown carve-out

    KPS cranks leverage in Crown carve-out

    KPS Capital Partners is cranking up the leverage on Crown’s European can packaging business, following its successful bid for the carve-out agreed in April.

  • European loan market welcomes fintech opportunity

    European loan market welcomes fintech opportunity

    The majority of Europe’s syndicated loan market thinks it does not know enough about the financial technology that is likely to affect its business, according to a recent survey. But no respondents to the survey saw fintech as a threat.

  • Valeo Foods looks for loans in Bain buyout

    Valeo Foods looks for loans in Bain buyout

    Valeo Foods, the Irish ambient food business, is looking to raise nearly €1.2bn-equivalent of loans to finance its secondary buyout by Bain Capital from previous sponsor CapVest Partners.

  • Virgin Media Ireland concedes on docs, targets wide end of talk

    Virgin Media Ireland concedes on docs, targets wide end of talk

    Virgin Media Ireland’s debut standalone leveraged loan has seen some resistance from lenders, and the company has conceded changes to the documentation, limiting its flexible to layer in additional senior debt. With commitments due on Thursday, it looks set to land at the wide end of the 325bp-350bp talk.

  • Nomad Foods launches bonds for CEE expansion

    Nomad Foods launches bonds for CEE expansion

    Frozen food supplier Nomad Foods has launched the bond leg of the financing for its acquisition of central and eastern European peer Fortenova, having priced the loan part earlier this month.

  • Nouryon spin-out launches debt package

    Nouryon spin-out launches debt package

    Nobian, the industrial chemicals unit of Nouryon, launched the debt package for its spinout on Friday, offering up a €1.19bn ESG-linked five year term loan 'B' through Credit Suisse, HSBC and JP Morgan. This will be followed by a bond deal, which is yet to be announced, to complete the €1.615bn senior secured financing.

  • BofA forms EMEA ESG council as it seeks ‘glidepath’ to lower emissions

    BofA forms EMEA ESG council as it seeks ‘glidepath’ to lower emissions

    Bank of America has set up an EMEA ESG strategic council chaired and led by three senior investment bankers, to intensify its effort to reduce its carbon footprint and manage its climate risks. BofA made a net zero commitment in February but has not yet set out its decarbonisation trajectory.

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