United States February 2015 Analysis

Corporate Financing Analysis - Oil & Gas Industry Debt Maturity Cliff Approaches - 23 FEB 2015

These are testing time for some firms in the oil and gas space. At a time when the tenor on a large amount of corporate debt within the industry is coming up for expiration, the price of oil is so low it is making the refinancing of this debt an increasingly complex process. According to data provider Dealogic, as much as USD72.2bn in global oil and gas bonds are set to mature in 2015, via 208...


Corporate Financing Analysis - Apple's Bond Push Enters New Arenas - 16 FEB 2015

Apple is a hit with debt capital market (dcm) investors and the Silicon Valley, CA-based technology giant knows it. Already no stranger to raising fresh capital in debt markets coming into 2015, the tech giant has already sold two bumper bond deals so far this year as it takes full advantage of a drop in borrowing costs to raise further funds for financial engineering and to boost its stock...


Corporate Financing Analysis - AT&T Inking The Largest Syndicated Loan In 2015 To-date - 02 FEB 2015

On January 21, US telecommunications giant AT&T company inked a USD9.2bn loan, the largest syndicated facility of 2015 to-date, via Mizuho, BNP Paribas, Lloyds Banking Group, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group and TD Securities. The issue was rated A- by Standard & Poor's and A3 by Moody's Investors Service. The deal comprised two tranches, each a term loan. The first tranche was valued at USD6.3bn...