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Banks Slice and Dice $80 Billion in M&A Debt That No One Wants

  • Lenders are tweaking financing terms to appeal to new buyers
  • Different currencies and rebranded loans are all on the table
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Global banks stuck with $80 billion in unappealing M&A financing debt are trying new tactics to find buyers. 

In the case of the private-equity buyout of Citrix Systems Inc., they’re cutting the debt into smaller pieces to attract a wider pool of investors. Euro debt is being added to some financing packages, as in the case of ETC Group’s takeover.