Moody’s Assigns Ba1 Ratings to Versum’s Proposed $775MM Facilities

Moody’s Investors Service assigned first-time ratings to Versum Materials.

Moody’s Questions GE Plan to Take On $20B in Debt

Reuters reported that Moody’s Investors is questioning General Electric’s plan to take on $20 billion of debt.

Experian/Moody’s: Q1 Small Business Line Utilization Rates Down

A new Experian/Moody’s Q1 report on the financial health of the small-business community shows credit lines are expanding, but utilization rates are down 17% from the previous year.

Moody’s: Lease Accounting Changes Will Add $1T to Balance Sheet Debt

According to Moody’s, FASB’s much-anticipated new lease accounting standard requiring the recognition of operating leases on the balance sheet will increase reported debt by roughly $1 trillion.

Moody’s Expands Commitment to SMEs, Acquires Stake in Finagraph

Moody’s has invested in Finagraph, a provider of automated financial data collection and business intelligence solutions.

European Banks Stable But Risk, Profitability Pressures Remain in 2016

Moody’s reports financial fundamentals will stabilize in most European banking systems in 2016 due to tighter regulation, stronger capitalization and a modest pick-up in private sector credit demand.

Moody’s Changes NXT Capital’s Rating Outlook to Positive

Moody’s Investors Service affirmed the B2 corporate family and senior secured ratings of NXT Capital and revised its rating outlook to positive from stable.

Moody’s to Acquire Equilibrium

Moody’s agreed to acquire Equilibrium, a provider of credit rating and research services in Peru and other countries in Latin America.

Moody’s Assigns Ba3 Rating to NAI $850MM Term Loan

Moody’s has assigned a Ba3 rating to New Albertson’s proposed senior secured term loan of $850 million pending NAI’s proposed acquisition of Safeway’s Eastern division.

Moody’s Confirms Revlon’s Ba2 Term Loan Rating

Moody’s Investors confirmed Revlon’s Ba3 CFR and Ba2 senior secured term loan rating concluding the downgrade initiated following the company’s announced $660 million debt-funded acquisition of The Colomer Group.