Buyout Financing

CSGov Launches $3.5B M&A Loans Proposal

Computer Sciences Government Services, a planned spin-off from Computer Sciences Corp., has launched a $3.5 billion loans offering that will help fund its merger with SRA International, another IT services and consulting firm catering to federal agencies.

Williams May Enhance ETE Credit Profile Despite Added Debt

Energy Transfer equity, The Williams Cos., merger, bridge loan, commitments, $6.05 billion, Energy Transfer Partners, SEC, Morgan Stanley, Citigroup, Royal Bank of Canada, UBS, Energy Transfer Corp., Williams Partners, Sunoco, Moody’s, Standard & Poor’s

Price Talk Set for Digicert’s $235M Loans Offer

Price talk emerged Thursday for a $235 million first-lien loan package that Digicert is seeking to place to fund its recently announced buyout by private equity sponsor Thoma Bravo.

Cablevision Shifts $1B Between Loan, Notes Proceeds

Cablevision has shifted $1 billion in proceeds from its proposed notes offering to upsize a planned term loan B offer to $3.3 billion. The loan also flexed with widened price talk, with commitments due today. The bonds are also expected to price Friday.

FullBeauty Brands Sets Talk $1.17B Loan Placement

Plus-size retailer FullBeauty Brands set price talk after meeting with lenders Wednesday on an LBO loan package that includes a first-lien, seven-year $820 million term loan B and an eight-year, $345 million second-lien term loan.

Cablevision Price Talk Set After Lender Meetings

Cablevision borrowing entry CSC Holdings LLC has talk at 350 bps over Libor, with a 99 cents on the dollar original issue discount and a 1% Libor floor.

HelpSystems Launches $455M Loans Proposal

IT software management firm HelpSystems has launched a $455 million loans proposal to fund its buyout by H.I.G. Capital.

PetroChoice $325M Loans Package Flexes

After extending its deadline a week, PetroChoice Holdings has sweetened the terms of its undersubscribed $325 million, two-tranche loan offering to fund its buyout by Golden Gate Capital.

Hudson’s Bay Among Four Issuers Set for Allocation

Hudson's Bay, Sitel Worldwide, PetroChoice and Owens-Illinois each have commitments due today for term loan proposals.

Price Talk Emerges for KIK’s $850M Term Loan

Price talk was set Tuesday for an $850 million term loan proposal that is part of the financing package tied to the proposed buyout of KIK Custom Products Inc. by Centerbridge Partners.


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