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  1. Scientific Games, Tibco puts spotlight on overlevered LBOs


    Fri, 21 Nov 2014

    NEW YORK, Nov 21 (IFR/TRLPC) - Banks are not shying away from underwriting highly leveraged buyouts even as the buyside balks at some recent deals deemed to have too much debt and regulators continue...

  2. All eyes on Scientific Games LBO bond


    Fri, 31 Oct 2014

    NEW YORK, Oct 31 (IFR) - Underwriters are facing another problem when backing leveraged buyouts - and this time it's not regulators but unpredictable debt markets.

  3. We Don’t Call It Junk Anymore: Time to Look at High Yield Again


    Wed, 8 Oct 2014

    outflows, which became part of a feedback loop leading to poor performance and then more outflows. However, during August, amid ..... And while M&A activity has seen a pickup in 2014, leveraged buyouts as a percentage of total M&A volume are only 6%, well below the

  4. Where the Financial Services Industry Goes from Here


    Tue, 16 Sep 2014

    period, investment firms engaged in leveraged buyouts ( LBO deals), which allowed small companies ..... behind. The largest example of an LBO was the purchase in 1988 of RJR Nabisco. The LBO was set off by RJR Nabisco’s chief

  5. Carlyle Settles Club Deal Lawsuit by Paying $115 Million; Fair Value Estimate Unchanged


    Tue, 2 Sep 2014

    Silver Lake Partners, and Bain Capital already agreeing to payouts. The industry's total settlement payout for the leveraged buyout club deal charges is $590.5 million. We consider the settlement by Carlyle to be smart, as it limits the firm

  6. Leveraged Loans: Where Skilled Analysis Makes a Difference


    Thu, 28 Aug 2014

    anticipated bankruptcy filing from the large legacy leveraged buyout 4 from 2007—the trailing 12-month default rate ..... the sensitivity to changes in interest rates. 4 A leveraged buyout is the takeover of a company or asset using a significant

  7. Fixed Income Sector Spotlight: Investment-Grade and High-Yield Credit


    Tue, 12 Aug 2014

    Valeant-Allergan, Actavis-Forest Labs, and Comcast-Charter transactions have all been valued at $20 billion-plus. Leveraged buyouts by private equity firms tend to have the largest negative impact on credit quality, given the high levels of leverage

  8. Massive Sell-Off? Unlikely


    Mon, 11 Aug 2014

    crisis permanently changed the way money is invested institutionally and individually. Alternative investing of leveraged buyout firms, hedge funds, and private equity has risen dramatically, particularly in the institutional space as investors

  9. Blackstone, TPG, and KKR Settle Club Deal Lawsuit for $325 Million; Carlyle Holds Out


    Fri, 8 Aug 2014

    paid for several high-profile transactions, and allocating transactions among themselves during the 2005-07 leveraged buyout boom. The individual contributions to the group settlement have not been made public, and the news follows earlier

  10. Looking for Attractive Income With Less Volatility Than Equities?


    Mon, 28 Jul 2014

    could be a warning that the credit cycle is nearing an end. These riskier bonds tend to accompany an upswing in aggressive leveraged buyouts and indicate an increase in the high-yield market’s overall risk exposure. Are risks priced appropriately? Eaton Vance

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