Barclays, Others Support Unimin/Fairmount Santrol Merger

Fairmount Santrol and Unimin received the regulatory approvals required to complete their merger. The combined company will be named Covia Holdings.

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.

Wells Fargo Agents $175MM Facility for Century Aluminum

Century Aluminum closed a $175 million senior secured revolving credit facility with Wells Fargo as lead arranger and administrative agent. The new credit facility replaces the company’s existing $150 million senior secured revolving credit facility scheduled to expire in 2020.

BNP Paribas Agents $2.1B Freepoint Revolver

Freepoint Commodities closed a $2.1 billion revolving bank facility. BNP Paribas served as administrative agent on the transaction.

Wells Fargo Agents $800MM Owens Corning Revolver

Wells Fargo acted as administrative agent, swingline lender and issuing lender on a new $800 million revolving credit facility for Owens Corning. The revolver replaces the company’s previous credit agreement.

BofA Merrill Lynch, JPMorgan Lead $8B Coty Refi

According to Reuters, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and JPMorgan will lead an $8 billion debt refinancing for beauty company Coty.

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, China Citic Support Geely $3.8B Volvo Buy

Reuters reported that Chinese carmaker Geely is raising €3.1 billion ($3.8 billion) in loans to support its stake in Volvo trucks.

ABN AMRO, Deutsche, Others Lead Action $2.9B Refi

Reuters reported Dutch-based retailer Action needs to refinance exisiting debt and pay out a dividend to shareholders, which has caused it to initiate a €2.4 billion ($2.9 billion) leveraged loan.

ING, Others Close $225MM Gerald Group Revolver

GISA Netherlands received commitments from more than 15 banks to close its annual revolving credit facility for the eighth consecutive year. ING Bank led the revolver.