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    Investors Took More Risk For Less Reward in Q1

    After last year’s record-setting pace of U.S. bond and loan issuance, activity has slowed in the biggest leveraged finance market, partly because of diminished need to refinance. In Europe, funding costs hit an all-time low, though borrowing was also less than in 2013. In both markets, funding costs remained near all-time lows while riskier structures – like second lien – and looser [...]

    Deluxe to Use Revolver, Cash for Bond Maturity

    Deluxe Corp. plans to repay $253.5 million of bonds due Oct. 1 with cash and its revolving credit line, CFO Terry Peterson said. Click HERE for more.

    EXCLUSIVE: Freescale Evaluates Term Loan Repricing

    Freescale Semiconductor will evaluate whether to reprice a term loan when the cost of doing so drops in September and may refinance bonds next year as it seeks to further cut interest costs, said Treasurer Steve Goel. Click HERE for more.

    Blackstone, Apollo to Exit Bidding for Depfa Bank

    Blackstone Group LP and Apollo Global Management LP are out of the race to acquire Hypo Real Estate Holdings AG’s Dublin-based Depfa Bank Plc, according to people with direct knowledge of the matter. Click here to view the entire article.

    Second-Lien Loan Boom Belies Risk

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    Hedge Invest Seeks Event-Driven, Long-Short Funds

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    B&G May Borrow for Acquisitions, CEO Says

    B&G Foods may take advantage of low funding rates for debt financed takeovers this year, said CEO David Wenner. Click HERE for more.

    Ikos Co-Founder Martin Coward Starts New Fund

    Martin Coward, who left the firm he helped create in an acrimonious split with his wife and co-founder Elena Ambrosiadou, is seeking to raise money at a time that quantitative hedge funds are underperforming the market. Click here to view the entire article.  

    ERAAM to Hire Event-Driven, Credit Managers

    Europanel Research and Alternative Asset Management is on the look-out for event-driven and European credit managers this year as it scales back its investments in trend-following funds. The Paris-based fund of hedge funds manager, known as ERAAM, may add about five new managers this year, according to partner and chief investment officer Olivier Kintgen. Click here to continue reading.

    Marcuard Heritage to Hire Credit, Equity Managers

    Marcuard Heritage SA intends to allocate money to long-short equity and long-short credit strategies this year, particularly those that tilt toward Europe as the region’s improving economies create new opportunities for investment profits. Click here to continue reading.

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