Scotiabank, Mizuho to Provide $665MM LoC to Ecopetrol

Ecopetrol plans to sign a contingent line of credit for $665 million with Scotiabank ($430 million) and Mizuho Bank ($235 million) as part of its integral debt management strategy.

Santander, Others Support Marubeni & Toesca Gas Valpo Buy

Marubeni and Toesca completed its $300 million acquisition of GasValpo. Sumitomo Mitsui, Mizuho and Santander-Chile provided a $125 million credit facility to support the transaction.

MUFG, Others Arrange $14.36B Senior Loan for SoftBank

SoftBank entered into a senior loan agreement in the amount of ¥1.6 trillion ($14.361 billion). The loan will mature in September 2024.

DBS, ABN AMRO, Others Arrange $1.8B Wilmar Facility

Wilmar International signed a $1.8 billion syndicated loan facility. DBS Bank, ABN AMRO Bank, Singapore Branch and BNP Paribas, among others, acted as mandated lead arrangers on the transaction.

Mizuho Bank Agents $750MM Revolver for KKR

KKR Capital Markets entered into a 364-day revolving credit agreement of up to $750 million with Mizuho Bank as administrative agent.

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.

JPMorgan Agents $6.8B Facilities to Support Microchip Microsemi Buy

Microchip Technology completed its acquisition of Microsemi in a deal valued at $10.3 billion. JPMorgan agented an amendment to the company’s credit facility that provided a revolving loan of approximately $3.8 billion and a $3 billion term loan.

JPMorgan Agents $3.8B Revolver for Microchip Technology

Microchip Technology amended its credit facility dated June 27, 2013 with JPMorgan Chase Bank. The amended facility provides for a revolving loan of approximately $3.8 billion.

MUFG, Nedbank Lead Aspen $4B Multi-Currency Facility

Aspen Holdings closed multi-currency syndicated facilities equivalent to approximately €3.4 billion ($4 billion). MUFG and Nedbank served as global coordinators, initial mandated lead arrangers and bookrunners.

Investment Banks Prepare to Support Comcast Bid for Fox

Reuters reported that Comcast is preparing a $60 million all-cash bid to usurp Disney’s $52 billion offer for 21st Century Fox’s media assets.