Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan to Bookrun on Pinterest Public Offering

Online image aggregator and social media platform Pinterest filed a proposal with the SEC for an initial public offering of its Class A shares. Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan Securities and Allen & Company will serve as lead joint book-running managers for the offering.

Deutsche Agents $1.5B Debt Financing for Aleris

Aluminum rolled products manufacturer Aleris International raised $1.5 billion in new debt financing. Deutsche Bank, New York Branch served as administrative agent on the transaction.

BofA, Others Support Albertsons/Rite Aid Merger

A group of lenders led by Bank of America and Merrill Lynch have committed to providing Albertsons with a $4.667 billion facility to support the company’s merger with Rite Aid.

Deutsche, PNC Arrange FERRO Refi

Ferro closed on a new $820 million senior-secured term loan facility and increased its senior-secured revolving credit facility to $500 million. The company will use the proceeds to repay outstanding balances on its prior facility.

TD Upsizes SBA Communications Facility to $3.65B

SBA Communications amended its credit facility, increasing the revolver from $1 billion to $1.25 billion and adding a new $2.4 billion term loan. TD Bank (Texas) served as administrative agent on the transaction.

Deutsche Bank Agents Upsize of GCP Revolver to $350MM

GCP Applied Technologies increased the aggregate principal amount of its revolving credit facility to $350 million. Deutsche Bank, New York Branch acted as both administrative and collateral agent on the transaction.

Deutsche Bank Upsizes Stars Group Facility to $3.01B

Global gaming technology provider The Stars Group increased its U.S. dollar and Euro denominated first lien term loans and revolving credit facility to a total of $2.79 billion and its revolver from $100 million to $225 million. Deutsche Bank served as administrative agent.

Goldman Sachs Supports Grace Acquisition of Albemarle Unit

W. R. Grace completed the $416 million acquisition of the Polyolefin Catalysts business of Albemarle Corporation. To support the purchase, Goldman Sachs served as administrative agent for a seven-year, $950 million term loan and a five-year, $400 million revolving credit facility.

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.

Barclays, Deutsche Others Support CD&R American Greetings Buy

Clayton, Dubilier & Rice managed funds are acquiring a 60% ownership stake in American Greetings. The Weiss Family, descendants of Jacob Sapirstein, who founded the company in 1906, will retain a 40% stake in the business. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.