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.

Deutsche, Others Upsize Ferrexpo Facility to $400MM

Ferrexpo increased its 2017 Pre-Export Finance credit facility from $195 million to $400 million and extended the tenor from three years to four years. Deutsche Bank and BNP Paribas arranged the transaction.

Goldman Sachs Leads $706.9MM Term Loans for Telenet

Telenet Group Holding successfully issued and priced an additional $475 million term loan, as wells as a €205 million term loan ($231.946 million).

Deutsche Bank Closes $150MM Facility for Global Container

Global Container International successfully closed a $150 million secured credit facility with Deutsche Bank, New York Branch.

Natixis, SunTrust, Others Upsize Ygrene Facility to $510MM

Ygrene increased its warehouse credit facility to $510 million and added Natixis as a new member of its lending syndicate.

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.

Rabobank, Santander, Others Support Sainsbury Acquisition of Asda

Reuters reported UK supermarket Sainsbury’s closed £3.5 billion ($4.5 billion) in syndicated loans in order to facilitate an acquisition of Walmart’s Asda, which is valued at £7.3 billion ($9.7 billion).

Deutsche Agents $1.5B Debt Financing for Aleris

Aluminum rolled products manufacturer Aleris International raised $1.5 billion in new debt financing. Deutsche Bank, New York Branch served as administrative agent on the transaction.

Deutsche Bank, Others Provide $500MM Loan to Wings Capital

Wings Capital Partners closed a $500 million secured loan facility with a syndicate of six major international banks. Deutsche Bank acted as structuring agent on the transaction.

Deutsche Bank to Sell Non-Performing Ship Loans

Citing people close to the matter, Reuters reported that in an attempt to grow its transport lending activities, Deutsche Bank found a buyer for its risky ship loans.