Rabobank, Santander, Others Support Sainsbury Acquisition of Asda

Reuters reported UK supermarket Sainsbury’s closed £3.5 billion ($4.5 billion) in syndicated loans in order to facilitate an acquisition of Walmart’s Asda, which is valued at £7.3 billion ($9.7 billion).

Natixis, Others Fund $116MM Rémy Cointreau Facility

Cognac and spirits producer Rémy Cointreau signed a syndicated loan for €100 million ($116.572 million). Six banks funded the loan, including Natixis, Credit Agricole-CIB, Société Générale, HSBC, CIC and BNP Paribas.

HSBC Provides $19.768MM Revolver to St Austell Brewery

HSBC provided a £15 million ($19.768 million) revolving credit facility to help support St Austell Brewery’s ambitious acquisition strategy and grow the company’s pub estate.

HSBC, ING Execute L/C Via Blockchain for Cargill

HSBC and ING Bank successfully executed a live trade finance transaction for international food and agriculture conglomerate Cargill using R3’s Corda scalable blockchain platform.

HSBC Leads $70MM Vertex Facility

Vertex Resource Group entered into an agreement with a syndicated group of senior lenders led by HSBC Bank Canada to provide the company with $70 million senior secured credit facilities for a three-year term.

Scotiabank Leads New AutoCanada Credit Facility

AutoCanada entered into a new credit agreement providing secured credit facilities of up to $1.08 billion, subject to certain conditions precedent to funding. Scotiabank led the facility, with CIBC, RBC, HSBC and ATB participating in the syndicate.

BofA Merrill Lynch, JPMorgan Lead $8B Coty Refi

According to Reuters, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and JPMorgan will lead an $8 billion debt refinancing for beauty company Coty.

BofA Agents New $350MM Credit Agreement for CSG Systems

CSG Systems replaced its credit agreement of February 2015 with a new $350 million agreement led by Bank of America as administrative agent.

BNP Paribas, GS, Others Lead Financing to Support MFG Buy

Clayton, Dubilier & Rice-backed Motor Fuel Group completed its acquisition of MRH, the UK’s largest petrol station and convenience retail operator. The transaction is valued at approximately £1.2 billion ($1.6686 billion).

HSBC Provides $6MM Facility for Questor Technology

Questor Technology has secured a $5 million revolving capital loan and a $1 million operating loan from HSBC.