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  • Prudential sounds ESG klaxon for US insurers

    Prudential sounds ESG klaxon for US insurers

    Prudential has signed a $4bn revolving credit facility, with margins linked to its sustainability performance. This is the first deal of its kind by a major US insurer and puts pressure on others to follow suit.

  • Jefferies eyes IB big league with SMBC alliance

    Jefferies eyes IB big league with SMBC alliance

    Aligning with a global commercial bank has been on Jefferies’ agenda for several years, but its alliance with SMBC signals an intent to join the investment banking big league. By David Rothnie.

  • Trade body pair reinforce importance of KPIs for SLLs in leveraged market

    Trade body pair reinforce importance of KPIs for SLLs in leveraged market

    The Loan Market Association (LMA) and the European Leveraged Finance Association (ELFA) jointly released a best practice guide for sustainability-linked loans on Wednesday. The guidance is aimed specifically at the leveraged loan market and stresses the importance of agreeing on clearly defined key performance indicators ahead of announcing a SLL.

  • Chia Tai feeds debut $500m loan to market

    Chia Tai feeds debut $500m loan to market

    Chia Tai Animal Husbandry Investment (Beijing) Co, an onshore China entity of Thailand’s Charoen Pokphand Group, is borrowing its first offshore loan directly.

  • Rwanda mandates for return after eight year hiatus

    Rwanda mandates for return after eight year hiatus

    The Republic of Rwanda is set to return to the international bond market for a dollar bond, joining a club of sub-Saharan African sovereigns that have taken advantage of attractive funding conditions in recent weeks.

  • Lesso woos banks with $550m loan

    Lesso woos banks with $550m loan

    China Lesso Group’s $550m-equivalent dual-currency loan is in the market, with an open invitation for banks to join at three levels.

  • Stellantis locks in €12bn after Peugeot/Fiat Chrysler merger

    Stellantis locks in €12bn after Peugeot/Fiat Chrysler merger

    In one of the largest deals in the loan market this year, Stellantis, the Netherlands based company formed from the merger of Fiat Chrysler (FCA) and Peugeot (PSA), has secured a €12bn revolving credit facility. The fresh debt will refinance revolvers from the two car companies.

  • Mphasis LBO loan hits the market

    Mphasis LBO loan hits the market

    India’s largest ever leveraged buyout loan, tied to Blackstone’s stake purchase in IT services company Mphasis, is in the market, after inviting a wide group of banks to participate in general syndication.

  • CPFI grows $400m loan

    CPFI grows $400m loan

    Thai agri-business firm Charoen Pokphand Foods’ subsidiary, CPF Investments, is in the market for a new $400m loan.

  • Dry landscape: investors lack ways to shed water risk

    Dry landscape: investors lack ways to shed water risk

    Electric cables have melted, tarmac buckled, businesses closed. Forests and towns have burned. The western US and Canada are in the grip of a savage drought. It ought to be called a once in a lifetime event; unfortunately, that is unlikely to be the case.

  • Mirae adds to Vietnam loan momentum

    Mirae adds to Vietnam loan momentum

    The Vietnam consumer finance subsidiary of Korea’s Mirae Asset Financial Group has become the latest firm to join a flurry of Vietnamese financial institutions in the loan market.

  • The distressed debt boom that wasn't

    The distressed debt boom that wasn't

    At the start of the pandemic, it made total sense for investors to pile capital into distressed debt funds. More than a year on, the decision looks like less of a slam dunk.

  • Casino pushes loans out as outlook improves, gets SLL

    Casino pushes loans out as outlook improves, gets SLL

    French supermarket chain Casino has extended a €1.8bn syndicated loan to July 2026, as it tries to keep on track with its deleveraging road to recovery. Its subsidiary Monoprix has also obtained the group’s first sustainability-linked loan.

  • Car steers new loan amid Didi, Luckin headwinds

    Car steers new loan amid Didi, Luckin headwinds

    Car Inc is seeking a new loan after an absence of five years from the market, but it will have to navigate the fallout from Luckin Coffee’s past governance concerns and the latest crackdown by China on technology companies to get its deal across the finish line. Pan Yue reports.

  • Chongqing Pharma debuts with $150m

    Chongqing Pharma debuts with $150m

    Chongqing Pharmaceutical (Group) Co is making its debut in the loan market for $150m. It is set to directly compete against a larger Chinese state-owned peer that is also testing lenders’ appetite for a new fundraising.

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