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  • Italian issuers say ‘si grazie’ to HY market

    Italian issuers say ‘si grazie’ to HY market

    Monday brought another strong start to the week for European high yield, with six new bonds announced and other deals, such as EQT’s Cerba healthcare financing, set to close this week. Italian issuers led the way, with bonds for International Design Group, Lutech and Cedacri in the market.

  • Ion spreads financing wings, brings in JP Morgan

    Ion spreads financing wings, brings in JP Morgan

    JP Morgan is running the acquisition financing for Ion Investment Group’s purchase of Italian banking software group Cedacri, a major shift for the finance, technology and data group, which has relied on Credit Suisse and UBS to fund its spree of its debt-fuelled acquisitions. The group also turned to high yield bonds for the first time recently, a major departure for a company which once prized the privacy of the loan market.

  • EQT mixes CO2 and diversity in first SLB from private equity

    EQT mixes CO2 and diversity in first SLB from private equity

    EQT achieved a strong response from investors on Friday when it launched the first sustainability-linked bond from a private equity firm, and only the second from a financial company. The €500m deal is tied to greenhouse gas emission cuts and gender diversity metrics.

  • Golden Energy wields high yield

    Golden Energy wields high yield

    Golden Energy and Resources drew in investors with an 8.875% yield on its bond on Thursday, allowing the mining company to raise $285m.

  • Chinese borrowers return to bond market

    Chinese borrowers return to bond market

    Three regular dollar bond issuers from China were the first out of the gates to tap investors on Thursday following a long holiday in the Mainland.

  • Tullow tightens docs but gets rescue bond away

    Tullow tightens docs but gets rescue bond away

    Tullow Oil has tightened the already restrictive terms on a new $1.8bn senior secured bond, applying further limits to dividend capacity and restrictions on paying down its unsecured 2025 bonds early. But the company had few other options to stave off a restructuring, other than taking what the market will bear, and the bond looks set to price at the tight end of the 10.25%-10.5% guidance.

  • Allied bid backers to split $100m fees as G4S debt package lands

    Allied bid backers to split $100m fees as G4S debt package lands

    Banks backing the successful Allied Universal bid for UK security company G4S are set to split around $100m in financing fees for backing the deal, with Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley in line for the lion’s share of the profits, as the $6.3bn eight tranche syndication is priced and the firm is delisted.

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