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  1. BC Partners to acquire PetSmart for $8.7 billion

    Headlines

    Mon, 15 Dec 2014

    (Reuters) - Pet supply retailer PetSmart Inc succumbed to calls from some shareholders for a sale on Sunday with an agreement to be bought by a private equity consortium led by BC Partners Ltd for $8.7 billion, in the largest leveraged buyout of the year.

  2. Calm Environments Require Heightened Risk Management

    Headlines

    Mon, 15 Dec 2014

    activities they will finance, but not yet to an unsustainable level. Other indicators of lender relaxation, such as leveraged buyouts , PIK (payment in kind) bonds; and covenant-lite loans, among others, suggest an aging Goldilocks period, although

  3. PetSmart Accepts $83 Per Share Bid From BC Partners-Led Consortium; Good Value for Shareholders

    Commentary

    Mon, 15 Dec 2014

    transaction represents a modest premium to retailer leveraged buyout multiples over the past few years, which have averaged ..... has agreed to the deal and plans to participate in the buyout with approximately a third of its holdings.

  4. BC Partners to acquire PetSmart for $8.7 billion

    Headlines

    Sun, 14 Dec 2014

    (Reuters) - Pet supply retailer PetSmart Inc succumbed to calls from some shareholders for a sale on Sunday with an agreement to be bought by a private equity consortium led by BC Partners Ltd for $8.7 billion, in the largest leveraged buyout of the year.

  5. BC Partners to acquire PetSmart for $8.7 billion

    Headlines

    Sun, 14 Dec 2014

    Dec 14 (Reuters) - Pet supply retailer PetSmart Inc said on Sunday it had agreed to sell itself to a private equity consortium led by BC Partners Ltd for $8.7 billion, in the largest leveraged buyout of the year.

  6. Scientific Games, Tibco puts spotlight on overlevered LBOs

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    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...

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

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    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

  8. Where the Financial Services Industry Goes from Here

    Headlines

    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

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

    Commentary

    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

  10. Leveraged Loans: Where Skilled Analysis Makes a Difference

    Headlines

    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

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