Citibank, JPMorgan, Others Provide New $1B Facility to THG

The Hut Group secured a new $1 billion banking facility to fund further acquisitions. Citibank, JPMorgan, Barclays, HSBC and Santander provided the enlarged facility.

Ares Closes Direct Lending Fund at $7.609B

Ares Management closed its fourth European direct lending fund, Ares Capital Europe IV. Within six months of its launch, ACE IV was significantly oversubscribed, closing at a hard cap of €6.5 billion ($7.609 billion) in total commitments.

Crescent Provides Unitranche to PREMIUM Equity

Crescent Capital Group’s European Specialty Lending strategy provided a unitranche loan to support the acquisition of a majority share of CLARUS Films Group by funds advised by PREMIUM Equity Partners.

ING Agents $440MM Facility for Riwal

ING agented a new €375 million ($439.256 million) senior credit facility for Riwal Holding Group, an international aerial work platform renter and seller.

Natixis, Others Fund $116MM Rémy Cointreau Facility

Cognac and spirits producer Rémy Cointreau signed a syndicated loan for €100 million ($116.572 million). Six banks funded the loan, including Natixis, Credit Agricole-CIB, Société Générale, HSBC, CIC and BNP Paribas.

MUFG, Nedbank Lead Aspen $4B Multi-Currency Facility

Aspen Holdings closed multi-currency syndicated facilities equivalent to approximately €3.4 billion ($4 billion). MUFG and Nedbank served as global coordinators, initial mandated lead arrangers and bookrunners.

A&M Adds Four Managing Directors in Paris

Alvarez & Marsal appointed four managing directors to its Global Transaction Advisory Group in Paris: Jonathan Gibbons, Guillaume Martinez, Frederic Steiner and Donatien Chenu.

MUFG Leads $4.35B Petrobas Revolver

Petróleo Brasileiro entered into a $4.35 billion revolving credit facility with a syndicate of 17 banks. The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ served as senior mandated lead arranger on the transaction.

BNP Paribas, GS, Others Lead Financing to Support MFG Buy

Clayton, Dubilier & Rice-backed Motor Fuel Group completed its acquisition of MRH, the UK’s largest petrol station and convenience retail operator. The transaction is valued at approximately £1.2 billion ($1.6686 billion).

BNP Paribas Leads New Ferrexpo $195MM Revolver

BNP Paribas and a syndicate of six international lenders arranged a new $195 million secured three-year revolving credit facility for Ferrexpo.