Inflation Rates – A Five Year High?

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Inflation Rates – A Five Year High?

December 14, 2017

UK inflation is at a five-year high, pushed up by declines in sterling that have seen rising fuel, energy, food and other commodity prices. Consumers using wages are seeing prices for airfares and holidays rising faster than their 2% rise in spending power. PwC warns that real incomes are being squeezed. Is it time for […]

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How Unitranche Loans Can Be Used To Leverage Buyouts

October 12, 2017

You can’t keep a good idea down. The success of Unitranche debt is a perfect example. The basic idea is straightforward. Create one tranche of loan, instead of senior, mezzanine and potentially further tranches. The Unitranche offers one interest rate to the borrower, currently around 7-8% margins based on LIBOR, instead of different rates according […]

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Disposals within Corporate Restructuring

September 6, 2017

Sometimes the trapped value that can be released by corporate restructuring is just too tempting. In 2009 Mead Johnson was separated from Bristol-Myers Squibb in a $7.3bn exchange offer which was almost 100% oversubscribed, with tenders for nearly double the 170 million Mead Johnson shares that were made available. Another example can be seen from […]

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Bond Predictions

July 13, 2017

Using bonds as a long-term investment creates opportunities for hybrid or structured lending and will often aid in the growth of a portfolio, particularly where high yield bonds are used in alternative or emerging investment markets. However, the use of bonds, bonds training and understanding where market fluctuations will appear is pivotal to success. Using […]

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