Credit Suisse Leads $525MM Term Loan for Speedcast

Speedcast International closed a $425 million senior secured term loan B facility and a $100 million senior security revolving facility. Credit Suisse served as left lead arranger on the transaction.

Morgan Stanley Advises Uber on $1.5B Term Loan B

According to Reuters, rideshare company Uber increased its self-arranged term loan B to $1.5 billion. Morgan Stanley served as financial advisor on the transaction.

Deutsche, JPMorgan, Others Lead Techem $1.99B Portable Loan Refi

Reuters reported German metering group Techem has launched a €1.75 billion ($1.99 billion) refinancing that will be offered with portability, enabling the new loans to stay in place if a sale goes ahead.

Macquarie Extends $42MM Petrus Term Loan

Macquarie Bank has extended Petrus Resources’ $42 million second lien term loan by two years; now due October 2019.

ABN AMRO Agents Renewal of Aegean Marine $1.250B Facilities

Aegean Marine Petroleum renewed its $1 billion secured global borrowing base multicurrency revolving credit facility and $250 million secured U.S. borrowing base revolving credit facility. ABN AMRO served as agent in all capacities.

Macquarie, Barclays, BCI Provide $65MM Debt Financing for Gemfield

Gemfields has finalized four debt facilities totaling $65 million.

Barclays, RBC, Others Support Apollo Acquisition of Fresh Market

Apollo Global Management has agreed to acquire The Fresh Market for approximately $1.36 billion. With the closing of the merger, The Fresh Market will enter into a new $100 million revolving credit facility.

Macquarie M&A Chief Leaves for Nomura

James Frawley, Macquarie Group’s U.S. head of mergers and acquisitions, reportedly has left the Australian investment bank to join Nomura, people familiar with the matter said.

Macquarie Appoints Handen as Senior MD

Macquarie Capital announced the appointment of Larry Handen as a senior managing director in the U.S. Principal Transactions Group, led by Duncan Murdoch.

Macquarie Expands U.S. FIG Unit with Managing Director Hire

Macquarie announced that Andrew Guida has joined Macquarie Capital as a managing director focused on Bank & Thrift and Specialty Finance with the Financial Institutions group, based in the firm’s NY office.