Nathan Sheets, Ph.D., will be returning to Citi as its new global chief economist, based in New York, overseeing the global economics team and leading research across all areas of economics. He will officially begin in the role in October.
Air Canada launched the syndication of a new senior secured term loan B and completed the syndication of a new senior secured revolving facility. JPMorgan Chase, Citi and TD Securities are acting as lead arrangers and active bookrunners for the senior secured credit facilities.
Jefferies Financial Group and Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking and SMBC Nikko Securities (collectively, SMBC Group) entered into an alliance to collaborate on future corporate and investment banking business opportunities.
Sunlight Financial, a technology-enabled point-of-sale financing company, closed its business combination with Spartan Acquisition Corp. II, a publicly-traded special purpose acquisition company sponsored by funds managed by an affiliate of Apollo Global Management.
AAK signed a €400 million ($477 million) sustainability-linked revolving credit facility, renewing an undrawn €400 million credit facility signed in 2014 and amended in 2018. Citi, Danske Bank, Mizuho Bank, Nykredit Bank and SEB are mandated lead arrangers for the revolving credit facility.
Platinum Equity entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Cabinetworks from American Industrial Partners, GIC and other equity holders. BofA Securities will lead debt financing to support the acquisition.
Citi and Goldman Sachs provided debt financing for Blackstone’s acquisition of Interior Logic Group.
Nesco entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Custom Truck One Source for a purchase price of $1.475 billion. Bank of America is leading debt financing in support of the transaction.
The PNC Financial Services Group and the Spanish financial group, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, signed a definitive agreement for PNC to acquire BBVA USA Bancshares, including its U.S. banking subsidiary, BBVA USA, for a purchase price of $11.6 billion.
First Eagle Alternative Credit, an alternative credit manager, closed Lake Shore MM CLO III at $318 million, marking the company’s third collateralized loan obligation that includes middle market leveraged loans. Citi served as lead manager, structuring agent and bookrunner.