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Price Talk Emerges for PBR’s $593M Loan Package

– Price talk has emerged for $593 million loan package from Pabst Blue Ribbon’s parent firm to fund the company’s buyout by a group of investors including Great American Brewing Company and TSG Consumer Partners.

Investors Withdraw from Loan Funds for 15th Straight Week

– Loan mutual funds and ETFs saw $1.66 billion walk out the door the week ending Oct. 22, the highest mark since $1.5 billion was taken out in the first week of August, according to Lipper.

Grapic Packaging Prices $250M of Sr Notes

– Proceeds will be used to refinance all of the paperboard company’s existing $250.0 million aggregate principal amount of 7.875% senior notes due 2018.

Moody's: Rising Rates Will Reduce Excess Spread for CLOs

– Rising interest rates could reduce an important form of credit enhancement for U.S. collateralized loan obligations, potential putting them at risk for downgrades in their credit ratings, according to Moody’s Investors Service.

TransFirst Sets Price Talk on $1B Loan Offering

– Price talk has been set for a $1 billion loan offering to fund the buyout of payments processing firm TransFirst Holdings by Vista Equity Partners.

Fresenius Prices $900M of Notes in 2-Part Offering

– German healthcare services provider Fresenius priced a total of $900 million of senior notes in a two-part offering.

Price Talk Emerges on Tesoro's $1.3B of Senior Notes

– Price talk has emerged on $1.3 billion of notes intended to help finance Tesoro Logistics’ a $2.5 billion acquisition of a field services subsidiary of QEP Resources Inc.

Norwegian Cruise Lines Seeks $950M in New Loan Debt

– Norwegian Cruise Lines is promising a new $500 million term loan B and a $450 million add-on to an existing term loan A to help finance its $3.03 billion acquisition of Prestige Cruises International, the parent firm of Oceania Cruises Inc. and Seven Seas Cruises S. DE R.L.

Targa Resources Offering $550M Of Sr Unsecured Notes

– The midstream master-limited partnership will use proceeds to reduce borrowings under its senior secured credit facility and for general partnership purposes - including its purchase of APL.

What Leveraged Lending Guidance?

– Participants at the Loan Syndications and Trading Association’s annual conference don’t seem to be overly concerned about the impact of heightened U.S. regulatory scrutiny on leveraged lending.

Block Communications Launches $225M Loan

– Media holding company Block Communications is proposing a $225 million first-lien term loan that will be used toward financing its pending acquisition of MetroCast cable television services, according to Moody’s Investors Service.

Price Talk set for Inc. Research’s $525M in Loans

– Price talk has emerged for a $525 million loan package proposed by Inc. Research for its plan to refinance existing debt, according to KDP Investment Advisors.

Providence Service Pulls $200M Senior Note Offering

– Proceeds from the offering, along with revolver borrowings and an expanded term loan, were to be used to fund the $400 million acquisition of Matrix Medical Network.

MTS Taps Dan Mandell to Open West Coast Office

– MTS Markets International, Inc., a London Stock Exchange Group company that operates the MTS electronic trading platform, tapped Dan Mandell as a senior account executive.

IHS Driving By with $500M Senior Notes Due 2022

– Proceeds will be used to repay all of an existing $250 million unsecured term loan and a portion of the $850 million of outstanding borrowings under its new $1.3 billion senior unsecured revolving facility.

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