Credit Suisse Leads $2.59B Paysafe Buyout Financing

Reuters reported Credit Suisse led the financing of a $2.59 billion leveraged loan supporting Blackstone’s buyout of UK-based payment processing company Paysafe.

RBC, Jefferies, Morgan Stanley Support H.I.G Repurchase of Vantage

Reuters reported that Morgan Stanley, RBC Capital Markets and Jefferies agreed to provide $710 million in debt financing to support H.I.G. Capital’s $1 billion repurchase of Vantage Specialty Chemicals.

Jefferies Opens Investment Banking Business in Amsterdam

Jefferies opened an investment banking office in Amsterdam headed by Kasper van Griensven.

Credit Suisse, Jefferies Support Tekni Plex Buyout

Reuters reported Credit Suisse and Jefferies will lead a $1.028 billion facility to back the leveraged buyout of Tekni-Plex by private equity firm Genstar Capital from American Securities.

Barclays, UBS, Others Lead Stada $2.8B Buyout Financing

Reuters reported that Barclays, Nomura and UBS led the leveraged loan financing to support Bain Capital and Cinven’s buyout of German drug maker Stada.

Reuters: Morgan Stanley, Others Support AMGH Acquisition of AMR

Reuters reported Air Medical Group, a KKR portfolio company, will borrow $2.2 billion to support its acquisition of American Medical Response. Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, Jefferies, BofA Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse, Citi and Numura are leading the bank group.

Credit Suisse Leads $2.2B Financing of KKR Nature’s Bounty Buy

Reuters reported that KKR has lined up $2.25 billion in debt financing for its leveraged buyout of vitamin-maker Nature’s Bounty.

Wells Fargo, Fifth Third, Others Support Sycamore Staples Buy

Sycamore Partners will acquire Staples for $10.25 per share in cash, or approximately $6.9 billion. UBS Investment Bank, BofA Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse, Royal Bank of Canada, Jefferies, Wells Fargo Bank and Fifth Third Bank are providing debt financing for the transaction.

Jefferies Agents $855MM Everi Refi

Everi Payments refinanced its existing credit agreement, closing a $35 million five year senior secured revolving credit facility and an $820 million seven-year secured term loan. Jefferies served as administrative agent.

Reuters: Highly Leveraged U.S. Deals Still in Demand

Reuters reported that regulatory scrutiny hasn’t slowed banks and alternative lenders from underwriting highly leveraged U.S. loans, with one third of buyout loans in Q1/17 having leverage of more than 7.0 times.