ING to Provide $30MM Loan Facility to Scorpio Bulkers

Scorpio Bulkers received a commitment for a loan facility of up to $30 million from ING Bank to refinance two of the company’s Kamsarmax bulk carriers.

ING Agents Inaugural $185MM Financing for Auramet

ING Capital led a $185 million syndicated financing on behalf of Auramet Trading and Auramet International, a precious metals merchant.

ING Provides $70MM Facility to Polyus

PJSC Polyus and its subsidiaries received a $70 million bilateral bank credit facility from ING at a fixed interest rate.

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.

Credit Suisse Leads $525MM Term Loan for Speedcast

Speedcast International closed a $425 million senior secured term loan B facility and a $100 million senior security revolving facility. Credit Suisse served as left lead arranger on the transaction.

ING, ABN Amro, Others Support DHT Refi

Crude oil tanker company DHT Holdings closed a $485 million secured credit facility agreement with a six-year tenor for the refinancing of its credit facility. ABN Amro increased the company’s revolver from $43.4 million to $57 million.

Nine Banks Face Losses on American Greetings Buyout Debt

According to a Reuters report, nine banks are facing losses on loan and bond financing backing the buyout by a private equity firm of American Greetings.

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, GS, Others Lead Financing to Support MFG Buy

Clayton, Dubilier & Rice-backed Motor Fuel Group completed its acquisition of MRH, the UK’s largest petrol station and convenience retail operator. The transaction is valued at approximately £1.2 billion ($1.6686 billion).