Oct 31, 2014 – The middle market that the firm plays in is less liquid and less transparent than the broadly syndicated loan market, so picking up primary loans is key for a collateralized loan obligation. And what better way to do that than to have your own origination platform?
Oct 31, 2014 – Investors took out $428.3 million for the week ending Oct. 29, according to Lipper. That is less than any of the past five weeks, and the lowest amount of net outflows since the week of Sept. 24 when $381.6 million was withdrawn from mutual loan funds and ETFs.
Oct 31, 2014 – Barclays and Jefferies will lead $625 million in debt financing efforts that are part of the planned $1.1 billion merger between defense intelligence contractors TASC and Engility Holdings announced this week.
Oct 31, 2014 – Other issuers Media General, Evraz and Essar Steel are expected to price as much as $1.6 billion in high yield bonds Friday
Oct 31, 2014 – Behavioral care facility specialist Acadia Healthcare Co. has secured up to $1.42 billion in committed financing with Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Jefferies for its planned $1.18 billion acquisition of CRC Health Group, an operator of mental health and substance abuse facilities.
Oct 31, 2014 – The risk retention rules are not taking effect until 2016, but many in the industry are already focused on the impact that risk retention will have on the CLO market, including the types of CLO structures that will be needed for compliance.
Oct 30, 2014 – Transaction processor SourceHOV completed a $1.035 billion first- and second-lien loan offering that will be used to handle refinancing and equity buyout transactions related to its previously announced merger with BancTec.
Oct 30, 2014 – Charter Communications priced $3.5 billion of senior unsecured notes Wednesday, more than double the $1.5 million originally offered.
Oct 30, 2014 – Southeast PowerGen (SEPG), a Georgia-based operator of six gas-fired power facilities, is seeking to place $550.5 million in senior secured credit facilities, according to KDP Investment Advisors and ratings agency reports.
Oct 30, 2014 – Media General is driving by with $300 million of senior notes due 2022 to help fund its acquisition of LIN Media.
Oct 29, 2014 – Inc Research has revised talk downward on its $525 million loans proposal that is slated to refinance existing debt, according to reports.
Oct 29, 2014 – Luxury auto make Jaguar Land Rover priced $500 million of senior unsecured notes due 2019 Tuesday.
Oct 29, 2014 – Toms Shoes has revised price talk on a $360 million loans proposal that will be used by sponsor Bain Capital to buy out the 50% stake belonging to the founder of the shoe designer and retailer.
Oct 29, 2014 – Charter Communications is offering $1.5 billion of senior notes in a two-part offering intended to fund its purchase of assets from Comcast Corp.
Oct 29, 2014 – Commitments are due today for a $225 million first-lien term loan from media holding company Block Communications.