Buyout Financing

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.

Metaldyne Seeks $700M HY to Refinance Debt

Metaldyne Performance Group, the diversified manufacturer controlled by American Securities, is seeking $700 million of senior secured notes

Tibco Buyout to Include Loans, Bonds

JPMorgan and Jefferies plan a mix of loans and bonds in an “aggressive” buyout financing proposal for Tibco Software that could draw regulatory scrutiny, according to reports.

Access CIG’s $534M Loan Offering Sets Talk

A $534 million multi-tranche loan offering to fund Berkshire Partners’ buyout of information management firm Access CIG has price talk for both the first- and second-lien tranches of the proposal.

Price Talk Emerges in Grocery Outlet’s $725M Loan Package

According to KDP Investment Advisors, talk on a $440 million first-lien term loan and $75 million revolver is 400 to 425 bps over Libor, while a second-lien tranche is 750 to 775 bps over Libor.

Pro Mach Shops $405M Term Loan

Packaging machinery products provider Pro Mach Inc. has launched a debt offering that includes a $405 million term loan B, according to KDP Investment Advisors.

Price Talk Set for Wheelabrator’s $1.71B Buyout Package

Price talk has emerged for a $1.71 billion leveraged loan offering by Wheelabrator Technologies to fund its acquisition by private equity firm Energy Capital Partners, according to sources.

Fitch: Buyout Reports Fuel CDS Junk-Status Pricing for CSC

Reports that Computer Sciences Corp. is in buyout talks with private equity groups, including Blackstone Group and Bain Capital, has spurred the firm’s credit default swaps to their widest levels in two years—a sign that a potential LBO of the IT services provider could place the company’s credit profile under non-investment grade status.

TIBCO Obtains Commitments for $4.3B Buyout

JPMorgan and Jefferies have committed debt financing for the $4.3 billion buyout of software firm TIBCO by private equity firm Vista Equity Partners.

Grocery Outlet Launches $725M Loan Package

Grocery Outlet is preparing a $725 million, first- and second-lien loan offering to finance its buyout by San Francisco-based Hellman & Friedman from Berkshire Partners of Boston, according to sources close to the deal.


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