Private Equity Group Halves YPF Acquisition to $1bn

Private Equity Group Halves YPF Acquisition to $1bn

M&A

The Argentine private equity group led by the Eskenazi family that is acquiring a stake in YPF, Argentina's largest energy company, has reduced the size of the acquisition loan it is taking out for the purchase to $1bn, from $2bn, according to bankers away from the deal. The YPF stake is now heard at 14.9% instead of 25.0%. Bankers away from the process say it is a combination of factors that include feasibility of the financing and regulatory issues. On one hand, raising $1bn in acquisition fin

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