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  • Cineworld raises new cash and gains covenant waiver

    Cineworld raises new cash and gains covenant waiver

    Cineworld announced on Thursday that it had raised on extra $110m of liquidity by extending its revolve. Its lenders also agreed to waive the covenant test for the end of June. The company also plans to tap government lending schemes in the UK and US.

  • Swissport seeks bondholder backing for priming debt deal

    Swissport seeks bondholder backing for priming debt deal

    Swissport, the baggage handling and air cargo group, is asking bondholders to allow it to add €380m of super-senior debt above its existing senior secured bonds and loans, secured by the same collateral but with a priority claim.

  • Lenders make less money despite Covid-19 loan boom

    Lenders make less money despite Covid-19 loan boom

    Some of the largest investment banks made 12% less revenue from lending in the first quarter, despite balance sheet expansion as they supported companies, according to research from analytics firm CRISIL Coalition.

  • Technicolor asks lenders to waive default condition after rights issue pulled

    Technicolor asks lenders to waive default condition after rights issue pulled

    Technicolor has asked its lenders to waive a default condition so it can appoint a conciliateur and begin a consensual debt restructuring process that includes €400m of new financing and a debt-for-equity swap. This follows the failure of the company’s planned €300m rights issue, announced in mid-February but thrown off course by the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Retailer Tendam latest in Spain to win ICO crisis support

    Tendam, a fashion retailer, is the latest Spanish company to get syndicated loan backing from the state owned Instituto de Credito Oficial (ICO), as sectors hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic lean on state support.

  • Crisis Talk — Carson Block, CIO of Muddy Waters: ‘If capitalism breaks, it’s capitalists who broke it’

    Crisis Talk — Carson Block, CIO of Muddy Waters: ‘If capitalism breaks, it’s capitalists who broke it’

    Muddy Waters has fostered a fearsome reputation as a credible, thorough and forceful short seller whose explosive reports are a danger to anyone harbouring a stake in its intended target. Carson Block, its founder and chief investment officer, told GlobalCapital he has never been wrong about a company he’s shorted, though that doesn’t mean he’s made money from every position he has held. According to Block, monetary policies intended to stimulate markets through financial crises actually corrode them, and stifle accountability for serious failures in corporate governance.

  • Tate & Lyle first UK corporate back in the PP market

    Tate & Lyle first UK corporate back in the PP market

    UK food and ingredients company Tate & Lyle has sold a $200m US private placement, according to two sources familiar with the situation. Several agents have said that requests for proposals are now rolling in after a quieter few months.

  • Crisis Talk — with Samaila Zubairu, CEO of the AFC

    Crisis Talk — with Samaila Zubairu, CEO of the AFC

    Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), the Nigeria-based multilateral development bank (MDBs), has emerged at the forefront of regional coronavirus rescue efforts, providing financing for emergency hospitals, medical aid and more. As Africa finds itself at the centre of global calls for emergency financing and debt relief, the AFC’s chief executive, Samaila Zubairu, talks to GlobalCapital about the bank’s response to the crisis, how its own fundraising plans have been affected, and the future of Chinese capital in the region.

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