December 19, 2014 – U.K. services holding company Serco Group plc has amended its financial covenants with U.S. private placement investors and banks.
December 18, 2014 – AptarGroup, a repeat issuer in the private debt market, returned to raise $475 million to fund a share buyback.
December 16, 2014 – Korian Medica, a company that provides temporary and permanent dependency care services in Europe, has completed a private debt deal in the German market.
December 4, 2014 – A tax exemption for U.K. private debt placements has prompted a group of large investors to set aside £9 billion (US$14.1 billion) for the nascent market.
November 11, 2014 – Insurance companies have increasingly added credit risk in their investment portfolio to cope with the extended low interest rate environment, according to new research released by Conning, a third-party insurance asset manager.
November 6, 2014 – In September, German trade and tourism company REWE Group raised 175 million in a private debt placement that has been touted as the first of its kind. Allianz, which led the deal, thinks it could be the first of many modeled after U.S. private placements.
October 16, 2014 – Closed-end fund issuance in the private placement market is on course to surpass numbers reported in 2013, according to Fitch Ratings.
October 7, 2014 – Moodys Investors Service is now offering ratings for private placed debt in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
September 4, 2014 – Lawrence Schechter has joined Incapital, an underwriter and distributor of fixed-income, equity and equity hybrid securities, as managing director of capital markets.
August 28, 2014 – U.S. life insurers continue to modestly shift allocations into less liquid asset classes such as private placement corporate bonds as interest rates remain at historically low levels, according to Fitch Ratings.
August 26, 2014 – Prudential Capital Group, an asset management arm of Prudential Financial, has named Michael Berry managing director and head of its London office.
August 20, 2014 – Data released by Thomson Reuters lists that Bank of America Merrill Lynch remains in the top position for traditional private placement during the first half of 2014.
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Kier Group plc
Independent Bank Corp.
Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group
Precinct Properties New Zealand
American Assets Trust
Brookfield District Energy
Smith & Nephew
Kayne Anderson MLP Investment Co.
CFS Retail Group
National Hockey League
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