BofA Supports Methode Acquisition of Grakon

Methode Electronics, a global developer of custom engineered and application-specific products, completed the acquisition of Grakon Parent. Bank of America served as administrative agent, increasing Methode’s credit facility by $250 million to support the transaction.

BAML Leads Refinitiv $5.5B Loan Launch

Reuters reported syndication of the $5.8 billion-equivalent loan package backing Blackstone’s buyout of Refinitiv, Thomson Reuters’ Financial and Risk division, is expected to launch on September 4 in the U.S. Bank of America Merrill Lynch is leading the syndication.

BofAML, Citigroup, RBC Support Dun & Bradstreet Acquisition

An investor group led by CC Capital, Cannae Holdings and funds affiliated with Thomas H. Lee Partners agreed to acquire Dun & Bradstreet, a provider of commercial data, analytics and insight services for businesses.

BofA Agents New $300MM Revolver for TrueBlue

TrueBlue completed a new $300 million revolving credit facility with Bank of America as administrative agent.

J.P.Morgan, BofAML Support US Foods SGA Acquisition

JPMorgan and Bank of America Merrill Lynch will provide a $1.5 billion term loan facility to support US Foods Holding’s acquisition of the five operating companies of Services Group of America.

BofA Merrill Lynch Leads Sunoco Revolver Extension

Sunoco amended its revolving credit agreement with a syndicate of lenders led by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, extending the maturing date to July 2023.

BOK Financial to Acquire CoBiz Financial in $1B Deal

BOK Financial and CoBiz Financial signed a merger agreement under which CoBiz will merge with BOK Financial in transaction valued at $1 billion.

BofAML, Wells Fargo Support Comcast Bid to Acquire 21st Century Fox

Comcast launched its bid to snatch 21st Century Fox from Walt Disney with a letter sent to the Fox board of directors outlining an all-cash offer to acquire the businesses for a total cost of $4.02 billion.

JPMorgan, Barclays Agent $1.4B Sustainable Facilities for CMS

CMS Energy and its primary subsidiary, Consumers Energy, completed the first syndicated sustainability-linked revolving credit facilities for a U.S. borrower. The aggregate $1.4 billion in new credit facilities will allow CMS to reduce its interest rate by meeting targets related to environmental sustainability.

BofAML Upsizes rue21 Line of Credit to $145MM

Bank of America Merrill Lynch increased specialty retailer rue21’s line of credit from $125 million to $145 million.