M&A to Drive Loan Market: Bankers

M&A to Drive Loan Market: Bankers

Loans

With activity up this year, loan bankers are optimistic that M&A acquisition financing can continue to drive volume in the remainder of 2013 and in 2014. Recent headline M&A announcements such as Pacific Rubiales’ $1.5bn agreement to purchase Petrominerales and America Movil’s $9.7bn bid for KPN are supported with bridge lending. Embotelladoras Andina and Grupo Gigante offer examples of borrowers successfully replacing acquisition bridges with DCM debt. “I think the second half is going to see a

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