Credit Agricole, Others Provide $584MM Facility to Rallye

Rallye signed a $581.4 million credit facility with five of its core banks: BNP Paribas, Credit Agricole CIB, Credit Industriel et Commercial, HSBC and Natixis.

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.

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.

Marlink Pulls JPMorgan-led $725MM Recap from Market

Reuters reported Norwegian satellite navigation group Marlink has withdrawn its €622 million ($725 million) dividend recapitalization loan.

Credit Suisse, HSBC Lead CEVA Logistics Refi

CEVA Logistics launched a proposed refinancing of the majority of its existing debt facilities with the objective of achieving lower interest rates, longer maturities and enhanced liquidity to pursue its strategy. Credit Suisse and HSBC are acting as joint global coordinators across the refinancing.

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).

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.

HSBC Provides $19.768MM Revolver to St Austell Brewery

HSBC provided a £15 million ($19.768 million) revolving credit facility to help support St Austell Brewery’s ambitious acquisition strategy and grow the company’s pub estate.

HSBC, ING Execute L/C Via Blockchain for Cargill

HSBC and ING Bank successfully executed a live trade finance transaction for international food and agriculture conglomerate Cargill using R3’s Corda scalable blockchain platform.

HSBC Leads $70MM Vertex Facility

Vertex Resource Group entered into an agreement with a syndicated group of senior lenders led by HSBC Bank Canada to provide the company with $70 million senior secured credit facilities for a three-year term.