Mizuho Adds Panigrahi to Technology Practice

Mizuho Americas expanded its Equity Research Analyst group with the addition of Managing Director Siti Panigrahi to its software coverage team.

MUFG Agents Chesapeake Energy $3.8B Revolver

Chesapeake Energy amended its senior secured revolving credit facility agreement, receiving initial commitments from 15 institutions totaling $3.8 billion, which exceeded the $3 billion borrowing base the company was seeking.

JPMorgan, Barclays Agent $1.4B Sustainable Facilities for CMS

CMS Energy and its primary subsidiary, Consumers Energy, completed the first syndicated sustainability-linked revolving credit facilities for a U.S. borrower. The aggregate $1.4 billion in new credit facilities will allow CMS to reduce its interest rate by meeting targets related to environmental sustainability.

JPMorgan Upsizes Edison Revolvers to $4.5M

Edison International amended two credit facility with its lender group, increasing the revolving credit facility from $1.25 billion to $1.5 billion. Southern California Edison increased its revolver from $2.75 billion to $3 billion.

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.

MUFG Leads $4.35B Petrobas Revolver

Petróleo Brasileiro entered into a $4.35 billion revolving credit facility with a syndicate of 17 banks. The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ served as senior mandated lead arranger on the transaction.

Citibank Agents $500MM Facility for Edison

Edison International closed a $500 term loan agreement with Citibank as administrative agent.

Rabobank Agents $875MM Facility for Gunvor USA

Gunvor USA, a subsidiary of Gunvor Group, successfully closed the syndication of its $875 million borrowing base credit facility. Rabobank served as administrative agent and active bookrunner.

J.P. Morgan Leads Financing to Support Refresco Cott Buy

Netherlands-based bottler Refresco will acquire Cott’s bottling activities for $1.25 billion. Reuters reported J.P. Morgan led the financing to support the transaction.

Credit Suisse Leads $2.2B Financing of KKR Nature’s Bounty Buy

Reuters reported that KKR has lined up $2.25 billion in debt financing for its leveraged buyout of vitamin-maker Nature’s Bounty.