BofA Merrill Lynch, Barclays Arrange Pinnacle Refi

Pinnacle Foods completed the refinancing of its senior secured credit facilities in a significantly oversubscribed transaction. Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Barclays Bank acted as lead arrangers on the transaction.

Morgan Stanley Agents Cypress Loan Amendment

Cypress Semiconductor amended its credit agreement with a group of lenders led by Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, as administrative agent and collateral agent, and Morgan Stanley Bank as issuing bank.

Morgan Stanley, MUFG Support Cigna $67B Express Scripts Buy

Cigna will acquire Express Scripts in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately $67 billion, including Cigna’s assumption of approximately $15 billion in Express Scripts debt.

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.

23 Banks Set to Join Syndicate for Blackstone’s TR Buy

Reuters reported that lead arrangers J.P. Morgan, Merrill Lynch and Citigroup have invited 23 banks to participate in the $13.5 equivalent loan facility to support Blackstone’s purchase of a majority stake in Thomson Reuters’ Financial and Risk unit.

Morgan Stanley, Others Lead Energean $1.275B Facility

Energean Israel closed an agreement with four international banks for a $1.27 billion senior credit facility to finance the Karish Development Project.

Morgan Stanley Agents New $150MM Term Loan for Zayo

Zayo Group amended its credit facility, adding a new $150 million term loan trannche.

JPMorgan Agents $2.9B Avis Budget Group Facility Extension

Avis Budget Group extended the term of its $1.8 billion senior revolving credit facility for an additional two years to 2023. The company also extended the maturity of its $1.1 billion term loan for an additional three years to 2025, with no change in interest rate charged.

Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, MUFG Arrange $570MM Fusion Term Loan

Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and MUFG will act as joint lead arrangers and joint bookrunners for senior secured credit facilities for Fusion to support the company’s acquisition of Birch Communications. The facilities are expected to include a $570 million term loan.

BofAML, Barclays, Others Lead $2.5B Financing for EC Kroger Buy

Reuters reported that Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays, Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank and UBS are leading the debt financing to support EG Groups acquisition of the Kroger Grocery chain’s convenience store unit.