Apollo Global Management entered into an agreement to acquire Verizon Media from Verizon for $5 billion. Verizon will retain a 10% stake in the company, which will be known as Yahoo at close of the transaction and continue to be led by Guru Gowrappan as CEO.
Palisade Aviation Holdings Warehouse, Ltd. and Palisade Aviation Holdings Warehouse, LLC, which were jointly established by Griffin Global Asset Management and Bain Capital Credit, closed a $1 billion senior secured warehouse facility with Goldman Sachs as the structuring agent.
Gogo priced and allocated a seven-year, $725 million term loan B and a five-year, $100 million revolving credit facility. Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Benefit Street Partners and CBAM Partners acted as joint lead arrangers for the facilities.
KPS Capital Partners signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Europe, Middle East and Africa food, aerosol and promotional packaging business of Crown Holdings. Barclays and Deutsche Bank led debt financing to support the transaction.
Newtek Business Lending, a portfolio company of Newtek Business Services that originates and funds SBA 504 loans, closed a $100 million credit facility with Deutsche Bank. The facility will be used to fund SBA 504 loans and has an initial two-year term.
Deutsche Bank acted as administrative agent and lender on the refinancing of the fifth amendment to its current credit agreement with Playa Hotels & Resorts.
North Mill Equipment Finance increased the size of its senior loan facility with Deutsche Bank to $125 million to support 2020 originations. Additionally, North Mill closed a new $50 million senior loan facility with Truist Bank in December. The new loan facility increased North Mill’s total credit availability to $205 million.
Deutsche Bank, Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen (Helaba) and Norddeutsche Landesbank (NORD/LB), along with existing lenders, expanded 8minute Solar Energy’s $225 million revolving credit facility to $350 million.
A bank syndicate of 19 banks from eight different countries, including Barclays, Crédit Agricole CIB, Santander, Natixis, Deutsche Bank, Société Générale and BNP Paribas, arranged a $1.7 billion (€1.4 billion) sustainable revolver for Klépierre.
Private investment firm Brightwood Capital Advisors appointed William W. Archer chief credit officer, a position he previously held from 2013 to 2015. Archer most recently served as a consultant to the Canadian Public Pension Investment Board and will be based in New York.