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  • Cov-lite has gone pretty well so far

    Cov-lite has gone pretty well so far

    The coronavirus pandemic has subjected the European leveraged loan market, where ‘cov-lite’ documents reign supreme, to a brutal test. The early results are positive.

  • Standard Bank gets Chinese loan in shrunken market

    Standard Bank gets Chinese loan in shrunken market

    South Africa's Standard Bank, which is 20% owned by ICBC, has raised a syndicated loan from a consortium of Chinese lenders. The transaction marks one of the few spots of activity in a market that has almost halved in size this year.

  • Dealogic parent preps to strip out costly private debt

    Dealogic parent preps to strip out costly private debt

    Ion Investment Group is preparing to combine its Dealogic and Mergermarket units under a single corporate entity, Ion Analytics, and refinance the group’s expensive private debt raised last year with a cheaper, broadly syndicated loan package across dollars and euros. A strong performance over the last year should encourage investors to look past the group’s previous struggles with access to the public markets.

  • Only 18 loans have swapped Libor for RFRs, data shows

    Only 18 loans have swapped Libor for RFRs, data shows

    European syndicated loan bankers are confident that the market is heading towards a tipping point in its transition from Libor, despite new data showing just 18 publicly announced deals in markets that use Libor have signed or been amended to reference risk-free rates.

  • Levfin bankers optimistic as liquidity returns

    Levfin bankers optimistic as liquidity returns

    Leveraged finance bankers coping with a slump in deal flow in Asia this year are gearing up for a bumper start to 2021, as a return of liquidity and growing interest from institutional investors for loans set the stage for a market revival. Pan Yue reports.

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