J.P. Morgan Leads Financing to Support Refresco Cott Buy

Netherlands-based bottler Refresco will acquire Cott’s bottling activities for $1.25 billion. Reuters reported J.P. Morgan led the financing to support the transaction.

BNP Paribas Provides $220MM Facility for Victoria Gold

BNP Paribas will underwrite 100% of the planned $220 million, senior secured project finance facility for Victoria Gold.

Bank of the West Appoints Lockovitch as Chief Compliance Officer

Bank of the West appointed Karin Lockovitch as the bank’s new chief compliance officer, responsible for overseeing bank compliance with regulatory requirements and with internal policies and procedures.

HSBC, Barclays, Others Lead McBride Refi

McBride, a European manufacturer and supplier of products for the household and personal care market, refinanced its credit facility and increased the amount of the facility to €175 million ($255 million).

Scotiabank Agents $1B Facility for Duke Energy

Electric power company Duke Energy closed a $1 billion credit agreement with Scotiabank as administrative agent.

BNP Paribas Agents Castleton Commodities $3.25B Secured Facility

Castleton Commodities International closed a senior secured facility comprised of a $1.25 billion 3-year tranche and a $2 billion 364-day tranche.

BNP Paribas Upsizes JMP Group Revolver to $403.3MM

JMP Group amended its credit facility with BNP Paribas to increase the maximum facility amount from $200 million to $403.3 million.

ING Leads New $1.09B Sustainable Revolver for Royal Philips

Royal Philips signed an agreement with a consortium of 16 banks for a new €1 billion ($1.09 billion) revolving credit facility with an interest rate that will be dependent on the company’s year-on-year sustainability performance improvement.

Singtel Group Closes $2.94B Facilities With 12-Bank Group

Subsidiaries of Singapore Telecommunications Limited entered into agreements for total credit facilities of approximately S$4.1 billion ($2.94 billion) for general corporate purposes and refinancing of existing facilities. Bank of America, BNP Paribas and Citibank were part of 12-bank syndicate.

BofA Upsizes American Midstream Facility to $900MM

American Midstream and its partners increased its credit facility from $750 million to $900 million. Bank of America was administrative agent for the transaction.